Navy Judge Advocates Train Somali Partners
Lt. Josh Root, Lt. Cmdr. Colin Hood, and U.S. Army Capt. Sean O’Dowd pose for a graduation photo with Somali National Army forces at the conclusion of legal training in support of the transfer of military aid.
Oct. 26, 2022 - In September, Navy judge advocates completed a training mission to Mogadishu, Somalia in support of counter terrorism operations against the Al Shabaab militant group.

Navy JAG Reserve Leadership Changes Office
Rear Adm. Mark R. Myers relieved Rear Adm. Les Reardanz as the deputy judge advocate general of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and Operations, and deputy commander of Naval Legal Service Command, at a change of office and retirement ceremony onboard the Washington Navy Yard on Oct. 14, 2022.
Oct. 17, 2022 - Rear Adm. Mark R. Myers relieved Rear Adm. Les Reardanz as the deputy judge advocate general of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and Operations, and deputy commander of Naval Legal Service Command, at a change of office and retirement ceremony onboard the Washington Navy Yard on Oct. 14.

RLSO Southeast Hosts Training Symposium Onboard Naval Station Mayport
Personnel from Region Legal Service Office Southeast's area of responsibility take part in a meet-and-greet session during the command's three-day training symposium, Aug. 23-25, 2022.
Oct. 4, 2022 - In late August, Region Legal Service Office Southeast hosted a three-day training symposium for the first time since 2019.  The learning event was a critical opportunity for judge advocates, Legalmen, and civilian employees spanning a large area of responsibility to reconnect and – as Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday has urged – Get Real, Get Better.

The U.S. Navy is now accepting officer applications for the Law Education Program
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July 26, 2022 - Active duty and full-time support officers interested in a challenging career change can apply for scholarships via the Law Education Program (LEP) announced in Naval Administrative message 162/22. Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 LEP Selection Board must be received no later than 30 September 2022.

DSO West Holds Change of Command
Defense Service Office West held a change of command ceremony onboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, Calif., on June 9, 2022.
July 20, 2022 - Defense Service Office (DSO) West held a change of command ceremony onboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, Calif., on June 9, 2022.

2022 Navy JAG Corps Summer Interns
San Diego Interns on the flight deck of the USS Makin Island preparing for takeoff into a JAG career. The Navy JAG Corps offers summer internships and school year externships to law students wishing to gain valuable legal experience, the opportunity for academic credit, and greater insight into life as a Navy judge advocate. As a Navy JAG Corps intern/extern, you'll be assigned to a legal command/staff and gain experience in traditional Navy JAG Corps practice areas such as military justice (criminal prosecution and defense), legal assistance (providing general legal advice to Sailors and their families), and command services (advising military commanders and their staffs).
July 11, 2022 - The Navy JAG Corps is proud to host our 2022 summer interns! The Navy JAG Corps offers internships and externships to law students wishing to gain valuable legal experience, the opportunity for academic credit, and greater insight into life as a Navy judge advocate. Meet some of our summer interns.

Chiefs Take Action to Observe Juneteenth Holiday in Japan
Chief Legalman Kezzi Colvin and Chief Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) Asia White plan a Juneteenth celebration in Yokosuka, Japan, on June 18, 2022.
July 5, 2022 - Chief Legalman Kezzi Colvin of Submarine Group 7, Yokosuka, Japan collaborated with Chief Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) Asia White of Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii to initiate an installation-wide Juneteenth celebration at the Purdy Gym Pavilion onboard Fleet Activities Yokosuka Japan on June 18, 2022.

Pride Month: It’s Hard to Be What You Don’t See. Why LGBTQ Visibility Matters.
Lt. Brittany Stromko and her JAG Corps colleagues in Bahrain share reflections during Pride Month.
June 27, 2022 - Lt. Brittany R. Stromko, who serves as Victims’ Legal Counsel in Bahrain, shares personal reflections, as well as perspectives from other local JAG Corps personnel, about Pride Month, diversity in the JAG Corps, and living authentically as LGBTQ community members.

Pride Month: LGBTQ Life in Japan
Lt. j.g. Annalise Bonner and Lt. Akshay Jakatdar enjoy participating Rainbow Tokyo Pride 2022.
June 8, 2022 - JAG Corps members Lt. j.g. Annalise Bonner and Lt. Akshay Jakatdar open up about their personal experiences as members of the LGBTQ community in Japan.

Combatant Command Staff Judge Advocates
The Chairman's Legal Counsel, Brig. Gen. Robert Borcherding, hosted the Combatant Command staff judge advocates for a series of briefs in the Pentagon this past week designed to build relationships across the interagency and to share lessons learned on the issues facing the combatant commanders across the globe and across the warfighting domains.
May 26, 2022 - The Chairman's Legal Counsel, Brigadier General Robert Borcherding, hosted the Combatant Command Staff Judge Advocates for a series of briefs in the Pentagon designed to build relationships across the interagency and to share lessons learned on the issues facing the combatant commanders across the globe and across the warfighting domains.