Milestones

#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: 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: Distinguished NLSC Attorney Earns Award, Selected for the Executive Leadership Development Program

By Lt. Kaylan E. Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) is proud to announce that Erica S. Riley has been selected to participate in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) prestigious and highly competitive Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Riley will be in the 2020 ELDP cohort. RLSO NDW also …

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RLSO MIDLANT Holds Change of Command Ceremony

By Lt. Travis L. Bullock, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic (RLSO MIDLANT) held its change of command ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk on August 2, 2019. The audience included distinguished guests from Defense Service Office Southeast, Navy and Marine Corps Central Trial Judiciary and Office of the Judge Advocate General. Capt. Frank D. Hutchison relieved …

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#BZFriday: CNO Naval History Essay Contest Winner

Lt. Philip D. Mayer was selected as a winner of the 2019 CNO Naval History Essay Contest in the category of Rising Historian for his essay “Incubate Innovation: The Development of Naval Aviation in the Interwar Period”. Chief of Naval Operations Adm.  John Richardson presented awards to the winners at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy on the Washington Navy Yard, …

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#BZFriday: Fleet Engagement Efforts in Rota

The Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) is renewing its focus on Fleet engagement. To support this effort, the RLSO has designed and rolled-out the Fleet Legal Engagement Program (FLEP) to create positive opportunities for Sailors to engage with the Navy’s legal team. The mission of FLEP is to help commands re-focus on the importance of good order and discipline by …

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RLSO Hawaii Holds Change of Command

By Lt. j.g. Matthew Doherty, Region Legal Service Office Hawaii Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii held a change of command ceremony June 19 aboard USS Missouri (BB-63) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Rear Adm. Darse E. Crandall – deputy judge advocate general of the Navy and commander, Naval Legal Service Command – presided over the ceremony in which …

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#BZFriday: Miller Wins Junior Civilian of the Year

RLSO EURAFSWA Junior Civilian of the Year 2019.

By Courtney Pollock, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Diane Miller, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) EURAFSWA (Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia) Detachment Rota, received the Junior Civilian of the Year 2018 for Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) during a local all hands meeting, May 14. “Diane is a competent professional who shows commitment and dedication in everything she does, whether …

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