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#BZ: Judge Advocate Authors Chapter for International Publication

By JAG Corps Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. Adam Smith – a JAG community member currently serving as deputy force judge advocate at Commander, Navy Installations Command – co-authored a chapter in the international law treatise, “Securitising Asylum Flows: Deflection, Criminalisation and Challenges for Human Rights,” which was published in May. Smith’s chapter – which was titled, “Balancing the SAR responsibilities …

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#BZ: At the Tip of the Spear in the Horn of Africa

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Capt. Christopher Greer – a seasoned judge advocate with extensive international and national security law experience – currently serves as the staff judge advocate for Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). He calls his post at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) – the only enduring U.S. military location on the African continent – …

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#BZ: Cmdr. Craig Thedwall Receives Environmental Achievement Award

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On May 13, during a virtual ceremony, Navy JAG community member Cmdr. Craig Thedwall, who currently serves as the Navy Region Northwest environmental counsel, was presented the Richard W. Eddy Environmental Achievement Award. Twenty years ago, the “Eddy Award” was established to recognize outstanding performance and invaluable assistance in support of the Naval Litigation …

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#BZ: JAG Community Receives ABA LAMP Awards

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Every year, the American Bar Association (ABA) recognizes an exemplary practitioner, as well as a legal team, with the prestigious Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) Distinguished Service Awards. In March, the ABA Standing Committee announced the 2019 recipients: Lt. Rosemarie Lombardi from the Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southeast Branch Office in New …

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#BZ: LN2 Sawyer Selected for the In-Service Procurement Program

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsThe Navy JAG community’s In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board convened to consider 13 highly qualified candidates on Feb. 4, 2020. The board relied upon the “whole person” concept to identify applicants with the greatest potential for successful service as a Navy judge advocate. Ultimately, Legalman 2nd Class Cade A. Sawyer was named the 2020 IPP …

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#BZ: 2020 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars Announced

Lt. Cmdr. Jarrod Franks selected to participate in the prestigious program From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Lt. Cmdr. Jarrod Franks — a member of the Navy JAG community — has been selected as one of the 60 Scholars chosen for the program’s sixth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a …

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#BZ: 2019 JAG Legalman of the Year and Naval Legal Service Command Sailor/Marine of the Year

From Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Public Affairs Leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps Judge Advocate General (JAG) communities honored the achievements and service of the top enlisted Sailors and Marines during a recognition ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on Jan. 24. Navy Legalman 1st Class (Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare/Information Warfare) Keiana K. Zinnah – who is assigned to …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocates Pen Chapters for New Book

By JAG Corps Public Affairs Navy judge advocates Cmdr. Tim Boyle and Cmdr. Sean Thompson were published in the recently released book, The Law of Naval Warfare, which was compiled by the University of Adelaide Law School in Australia. Boyle – who currently serves as Assistant Fleet Judge Advocate (National Security Law) at U.S. Fifth Fleet in Bahrain – wrote …

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#BZFriday: CSS-15 Announces Sailors of the Year

By Lt. j.g. Meagan Morrison, Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen announced its Sailors of the Year during an all hands call at Konetzni Hall, Nov 14. Capt. Tim Poe and Command Master Chief Eric Baker announced Legalman 1st Class Stacy Oglesby-Peacock as Senior Sailor of the Year and Fire Control Technician 2nd Class Patrick Trevino as the Junior …

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