Fleet News

#BZFriday: Ms. Jana Rittman Received the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award

Human Resource Specialist at the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Ms. Jana Rittman received the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award for outstanding meritorious service while serving the Judge Advocate General and Commander, Navy Legal Service Command from August 2014 through June 2019. Rittman’s service has been marked by outstanding professionalism and dedication.  She skillfully oversaw the day-to-day management behind personnel …

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#BZFriday: VLC Team Member Coordinates Charitable Drive in Naples

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs In late August, Navy Yeoman 2nd Class Coryna Houston – who currently is stationed in Naples, Italy, and provides administrative support to the Navy JAG community’s Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) program – coordinated an extremely successful humanitarian drive for a nearby immigrant family shelter. She already is coordinating a second humanitarian drive to benefit …

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#BZFriday: Reservist Re-affiliates with Navy Reserve Law Program

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsThis summer, Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Baugh – an accomplished civilian attorney, as well as a former judge advocate and Navy Reserve member – re-affiliated with the Navy Reserve Law Program. Motivated by a sense of duty, Baugh re-commissioned after nearly 11 years of separation from naval service.“Re-commissioning was like opening a door I thought was …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate Honored by Alma Mater

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Cmdr. Tim Stone – who currently serves as the officer in charge at Defense Service Office (DSO) West in Bremerton, Wash. – was honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award from his undergraduate alma mater, Ottawa University, on Oct. 11, 2019. Stone earned a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1990 from Ottawa University, …

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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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Navy Reserve Law Program Holds Change of Office

From Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) – Rear Adm. Les E. Reardanz relieved Rear Adm. Carol M. Lynch as the deputy judge advocate general of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and Operations, and deputy commander, Naval Legal Service Command, at a change of office ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard Oct. 4. “Those of you here …

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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: New Chiefs Pinned Around the Fleet

The following photos are just a few of the special ceremonies held around the fleet. Chief Legalman Rebecca Duclayan is pinned as a Navy chief by her husband and daughter during the U.S. Singapore Military Community Chiefs Mess pinning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson) Chief Legalman Nadine Love, NR Navy Personnel Command, with Rear …

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#BZFriday: LT Thomas Caruso Receives Law School Award

Lt. Thomas M. Caruso has been named a recipient of the 2019 Syracuse Law Honors Awards, which are presented annually to celebrate the achievements of the university’s law school alumni, faculty and current students. A tireless advocate for veterans rights, Caruso co-founded the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic, the first comprehensive veterans legal clinic in New …

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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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