Fleet News

DSO West Holds Change of Command

By Ensign Kathleen Spyrnal, Defense Service Office West Defense Service Office (DSO) West held a Change of Command ceremony aboard the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in San Diego, Calif., on September 8, 2017. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Commander of Naval Legal Service Command and Deputy Judge Advocate General, presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Daniel Cimmino relieved …

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#BZFriday: 2016 Civilians of the Year

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs The Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) and Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) announced its 2016 Civilians of the Year. The recipients were chosen from a community of highly-talented civilians, the selectees’ accomplishments were particularly noteworthy and especially deserving of recognition. OJAG selected Rebecca S. Snyder, Appellate Defense (Code 45), as Senior …

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Navy JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program Application Tips

We asked some of the Sailors selected for the JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) to share their top tips for success.  The JAG Corps IPP is open to active-duty enlisted personnel and Navy full-time support personnel, in any rating or military occupational specialty, in pay grades E-5 through E-7. Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class (IDW) Melisa J. Wink enlisted in the Navy in 2012 …

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#BZFriday: NMCCA Clerk Receives Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tracey Holtshirley, senior judicial clerk of the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA), accepted the Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award at the 39th Annual BIG National Training Institute in Atlantic City, N.J., on Aug. 22. Holtshirley was recognized for his outstanding support and development of minorities …

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#BZFriday: Continuing Promise 2017

From Region Legal Service Office Southeast Between January 19 and April 5, 2017, Lt. Martin Bunt deployed with Task Force 48 (TF-48) to Guatemala, Honduras, and Colombia for Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17). CP-17 was a humanitarian mission under the direction of U.S. Southern Command that was aimed at training the U.S. military in humanitarian and disaster relief while also providing …

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Reenlistment aboard USS Wyoming

By Chief Legalman Kristen McNutt, Commander, Submarine Group 10 In July, I reenlisted aboard the USS Wyoming (SSBN 742). Capt. Robert J. Clark, chief of staff of Commander, Submarine Group 10, administered the oath of enlistment and my Command Master Chief Eddie VanMeter was also present. I was the first legalman to reenlist on the Wyoming as enlisted women are just now being …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocates Honored by American Bar Association

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs Capt. Art Record, deputy assistant judge advocate general (Criminal Law Division), received the Outstanding Military Service Career Judge Advocate Award and Lt. Thomas Caruso, staff judge advocate at Naval Submarine Support Command Pearl Harbor, received the Outstanding Young Military Lawyer Award at the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in New York on Aug. 11. The …

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San Remo Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) Competition

Lt. Cmdr. Paige Ormiston, Assistant Professor, Military Law, United States Naval Academy   As the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Division and the Leadership Ethics and Law (LEL) curriculum course director, I served as the coach and team leader for the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Law of Armed Conflict team that competed in The San Remo Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) …

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#BZFriday: At the Helm

By Lt. Isaac Jalkanen, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Seaman Michael Martin was at the helm of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), as we sailed down the Elizabeth River from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to conduct Sea Trials which took place July 21-25. Martin is a legalman striker set to attend Naval Justice School this fall. He is also one of only four master helmsmen …

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Farewell To Our 2017 Summer Interns

Farewell and best wishes to our summer interns! Summer internships are typically full-time for 8-10 weeks at Navy locations throughout the United States and overseas.  Interns are assigned to a legal command/staff and gain experience in traditional Navy JAG Corps practice areas such as military justice (criminal prosecution and defense), legal assistance (providing general legal advice to Sailors and their …

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