Fleet News

Judge Advocate Receives 2021 Richard R. Baxter Military Prize

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. Dennis Harbin – a judge advocate currently serving as a joint legal observer and trainer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – was awarded the 2021 Richard R. Baxter Military Prize by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict. His writing …

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Judge Advocate Named a 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyer Under 40

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Lt. Aaron Spencer – a judge advocate currently assigned to the Ethics Branch of the Administrative Law Division (Code 13) at the Office of the Judge Advocate General – has been named one of the 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the LGBT Bar Association. Lt. Aaron Spencer Each year, the National LGBT …

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Tax Season 2021: What You Need to Know

The Internal Revenue Service began accepting and processing tax year 2020 federal returns on Feb. 12, 2021. Tips for Taxpayers to Make Filing Easier:The IRS urges filers to follow these steps to avoid unnecessary delays in processing and issuance of refunds: File electronically and use direct deposit for the quickest refunds.Check IRS.gov for the latest tax information, including the latest …

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Judge Advocate Named COMSUBPAC’s 2020 Junior Officer of the Year

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs With as much fanfare as 2020 would permit, Lt. DeNealia Cunningham Peterson accepted the award for the Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) Junior Officer of the Year for her work as a judge advocate aboard USS Emory S. Land (AS-39). She still serves aboard AS-39 as Command Judge Advocate (CJA) and a …

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Judge Advocate Receives Leadership Award

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs In November 2020, Lt. Martin Bunt accepted a Leadership Award for his work in 2019 as a Deputy Command Judge Advocate aboard the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). He received this accolade from The Navy & Marine Association, which annually sponsors more than 400 awards presented to service members by the commanders of …

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Reserve Judge Advocates Make Their Mark in the Pacific Northwest

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Navy Reserve Law Program (NRLP) includes nearly 600 dedicated legal professionals who excel in both their civilian and part-time military careers. Throughout 2020, Reserve members located in the Pacific Northwest were recognized for their outstanding contributions in their respective legal fields. Reserve Capt. Dan Jones was awarded the Washington State Bar Association’s Award …

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49th Anniversary of the Legalman Rating

On January 4, 1972 – 49 years ago – Secretary of the Navy John Chaffee approved the establishment of the Legalman (LN) rating and converted 275 Sailors to LNs. Today, the LN community includes more than 600 active and Reserve LNs – a diverse force of skilled paralegals delivering essential support to the Navy Fleet around the globe.

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Judge Advocate Wins 2019 Kevin J. Barry Writing Award

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Almost every year – when a writing piece is deemed worthy – the National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ) awards the Kevin J. Barry Award for Excellence to its writer. The award is named after the founder and longtime director of NIMJ, an outstanding scholar and peerless advocate of reform. The award was created …

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