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#BZFriday: JAG Community Member Named Honor Graduate of Sergeants Course

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Marine Corps Sgt. Demontre Neal – who currently is assigned to the trial department at the Region Legal Service Office detachment in Pensacola, Fla. – was named Honor Graduate of the Sergeants Course on Sept. 30, 2019, at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Sergeants Course is a resident Professional …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate Helps Plan Women’s Symposium in Sasebo

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Lt. Shauna Morris – a judge advocate assigned to Defense Service Office (DSO) Pacific – played an integral role in the planning and execution of the 2019 Sasebo Women’s Waterfront Symposium on Sept. 18 at the Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) Community Education Center. Morris worked closely with Cmdr. Greta Densham, commanding officer of …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocates Recognized with 2019 LATINA Style Awards

Two Navy judge advocates – Lt. Cmdr. Margaret “Maggie” Cole and Lt. Melissa “Mely” Rodriguez – were presented with 2019 LATINA Style Meritorious Service Awards on Sept. 5 at the 16th Annual National Latina Symposium in Arlington, Va. The award recognizes military and Department of Defense civilian personnel who have enhanced the role of Latinas in their organizations in the …

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#BZFriday: American Bar Association Honors Navy Judge Advocates

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The career achievements of three Navy judge advocates were recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) during an awards ceremony in August at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif. Lt. Jim Howland — branch officer at Defense Service Office West, Guam — was presented with the ABA Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer …

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#BZFriday: Distinguished NLSC Attorney Earns Award, Selected for the Executive Leadership Development Program

By Lt. Kaylan E. Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) is proud to announce that Erica S. Riley has been selected to participate in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) prestigious and highly competitive Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Riley will be in the 2020 ELDP cohort. RLSO NDW also …

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#BZFriday: National Security Law Extern Makes His Mark

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Alex Park knew he wanted to be a judge advocate even before he applied to the Georgetown University Law Center. “That feeling was solidified when, while in law school, I learned the JAG Corps provided an opportunity for travel, challenging assignments, and work in multiple legal practice areas,” he said. After an unsuccessful initial …

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#BZFriday: Miller Wins Junior Civilian of the Year

RLSO EURAFSWA Junior Civilian of the Year 2019.

By Courtney Pollock, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Diane Miller, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) EURAFSWA (Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia) Detachment Rota, received the Junior Civilian of the Year 2018 for Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) during a local all hands meeting, May 14. “Diane is a competent professional who shows commitment and dedication in everything she does, whether …

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#BZFriday: Officers Receive Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards

Judge Advocate Association Awards 2019

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On May 21, the exceptional achievements of two members of the Navy JAG community – Cmdr. Katherine “Katy” Pasieta and Cmdr. Ann Vallandingham – were acknowledged with Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards. The awards – which are given annually to officers from all branches of service – recognize judge advocates making significant contributions to …

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#BZFriday: JAG Community Commands Earn Retention Awards

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Three JAG community commands were selected for the Fiscal Year 2018 Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (MPT&E) Retention Excellence Award: Defense Service Office (DSO) North DSO Southeast Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Northwest The annual MPT&E Retention Excellence Award recognizes superior execution of retention and career development programs and policies that enable Sailors to …

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