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LCDR Eaton Received Fletcher School Award

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsEarlier this year, Lt. Cmdr. Tom Eaton – a JAG community member currently serving as staff judge advocate at Carrier Strike Group FIFTEEN – was selected as a recipient of the prestigious Leo Gross Prize in International Law.Originally from Southern California, Eaton received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Point Loma University in 2004, …

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Navy Medicine paralegal specialist receives top professional achievement award

By Douglas Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton When nominations were being accepted for the Outstanding Navy Legal Professional Award for the Pacific Northwest, there was no hesitation from Naval Hospital Bremerton. The submission was prescient. Ms. Marquita Hooks, paralegal specialist in the command’s Judge Advocate office was selected as the award recipient for her outstanding achievement, performance of duty, leadership, special …

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The Return of the Naval Law Review

Naval Law Review

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs After a three-year hiatus, the Naval Justice School has published a new volume of the Naval Law Review, a scholarly journal for military and civilian practitioners, as well as academia, who work in and study all aspects of the military’s legal practice. The newly released Volume 66 explores topics ranging from the legality of …

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DSO West Holds Change of Command

By Lt. Ethan L. Smith, Defense Service Office WestDefense Service Office (DSO) West held a virtual change of command ceremony in San Diego, California, on August 6, 2020. COVID-19 restrictions limited in-person attendance to ceremony staff and key personnel. DSO West command members, family, and friends were invited to witness the ceremony via live stream.Rear Adm. Darse E. Crandall, Deputy …

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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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LEGADs Supporting Law and Order During BALTOPS20

By Raquel RibeiroBaltic Sea Operation (BALTOPS) is the largest annual exercise series in the Baltic Sea. Its purpose is to improve training for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among Allied and Partner Forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. First established in 1972, BALTOPS20 was the 49th iteration, taking place June 7-16. NATO Allies participated in live …

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Chief Legalman Graduates from the Senior Enlisted Academy on the Dean’s List

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Chief Legalman Daniela Briceno – a valued and experienced member of the Navy JAG community – recently graduated from the military’s Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) with high honors. The SEA is a 10-week leadership development program for active and Reserve enlisted personnel from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and …

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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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RLSO NW Holds Change of Command

By Lt. Denisa Horne, Region Legal Service Office Northwest Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) held the JAG Corps’ first virtual change of command ceremony at the Bremerton Courtroom aboard Naval Base Kitsap, WA, on 19 June. Capt. Warren Record relieved Capt. Chuck LeMoyne as Commanding Officer of RLSO NW. COVID-19 restrictions limited in person attendance to ceremony staff …

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A Day in the Life of Admiralty Attorney Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Fralick

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsThis first decade of Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Fralick’s Navy JAG Corps career was diverse and accomplished, and it prepared him well for his current assignment at the Department of Justice (DOJ).Fralick graduated from the JAG Corps Basic Lawyer Course in 2009, and he subsequently reported to Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southwest as Trial Counsel. …

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