Milestones

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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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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Reservists Promoted via Direct Commission Officer Program

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Lt. j. g. Richard Robertson and Lt. j. g. Corey Mitchell were the first legalmen to promote via the Reserve Direct Commission Officer Program in May 2020. They hosted intimate, virtual commissioning ceremonies during the summer – observing COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings – but their achievements were applauded across the worldwide JAG community. …

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Lt. Lauren Yutchishen Receives Ethical Character in Leadership Award

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Lt. Lauren Yutchishen – a JAG community member who currently serves as Deputy Command Judge Advocate aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) – received the ship’s annual Ethical Character in Leadership award. The award is presented by members of the US Naval Academy’s Class of 1971, which has a special relationship with USS Theodore …

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Lt. Belyea Attends 2021 Leadership Development Program

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) provides deliberate, experiential learning opportunities for future leaders. The program is designed for high-potential individuals who have an understanding and appreciation for DoD’s global mission. One of the 2021 ELDP selectees – Navy judge advocate Lt. Ashley Belyea – certainly meets those criteria. Belyea …

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A Memorable Milestone Promotion

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer L. Johnson advanced from lieutenant to lieutenant commander during a promotion ceremony at Heather Heyer Way in Charlottesville, Va., on Sept. 1. Like hundreds of other naval officers – both within and outside the JAG community – Johnson traded the bars on her collar for an oak leaf insignia and shed …

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Commissioning of LTJG Tate

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsLt. j.g. Thaddeus H. Tate, Jr. enlisted as a naval intelligence analyst in 2009, and, since then, he has been chasing his career goals at full speed. Now a member of the Navy JAG Corps, Tate was selected in 2018 for the In-Service Procurement Program (IPP). He is now attending Officer Development School, and he …

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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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