Fleet News

#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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JAG Visits Groton

By Lt. j.g. Renee F. Davis, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic Region Legal Service Office Detachment Groton (RLSO MIDLANT Det. Groton) hosted Vice Adm. John G. Hannink on Dec. 19, 2019.  Hannink the Groton team while en route to Newport, R.I., to address graduates at Naval Justice School.  Hannink spent a day at Det. Groton and toured the local Defense …

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Navy Announces New Legalman Conversion Opportunities

From Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Public Affairs Beginning in 2020, the Navy’s Legalman (LN) community is expanding career opportunities for Sailors interested in cross-rating. Changes have been made to the LN rating’s prerequisites in order to boost recruitment. These measures include reducing the minimum typing requirement, opening conversion opportunities to some E-6s on a case-by-case basis, and eliminating the …

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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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#BZFriday: USS GHWB Legal Department Earn Qualifications

Lt. Cmdr. Eileen Joy, Command Judge Advocate, USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) The Legal Department aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) crushed qualifications!  Lt. SaraAnn Bennett qualified as Officer of the Deck (Underway) (OOD(U/W)), Legalman 1st Class Precious Lee and Legalman 3rd Class Tiffany Williams earned Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualifications, and Legalman 1st Class …

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Navy Reserve Law Program Luminary Retires

From Navy Reserve Law Program On Nov. 2, 2019, Capt. Bradley Cordts — a widely respected member of the Navy Reserve Law Program — retired after 31 years of service. The ceremony was held at the World War II Museum in New Orleans, La. Capt. Mark Holley — who currently leads the Inspector General’s office at the JAG community headquarters — …

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#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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