Nathaniel R. Jones (b. 1926), a retired federal judge and former executive director of the Fair Employment Practices Commission, served as NAACP General Counsel from 1969 to 1979. In January 1971 Jones headed a three-man team on a tour of U.S. bases in West Germany to investigate the complaints of black servicemen. The trip resulted in the publication of The Search for Military Justice (1971). Many of the report’s recommendations were adopted by the Defense Department as guidelines to improve racial relations in the Armed Services.