Milestones

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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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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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: JAG Community Receives ABA LAMP Awards

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Every year, the American Bar Association (ABA) recognizes an exemplary practitioner, as well as a legal team, with the prestigious Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) Distinguished Service Awards. In March, the ABA Standing Committee announced the 2019 recipients: Lt. Rosemarie Lombardi from the Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southeast Branch Office in New …

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Lt. Cmdr. Jarrod Franks is Recognized by His Alma Mater

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsLt. Cmdr. Jarrod Franks earned his first post-graduate degree in 2009 and hit the ground running. His subsequent professional accomplishments caught the eye of leadership at his alma mater, Arizona StateUniversity (ASU), and he recently was selected in 2020 to receive the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Recent Alumni Achievement Award.The Recent Alumni Achievement …

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#BZ: LN2 Sawyer Selected for the In-Service Procurement Program

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsThe Navy JAG community’s In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board convened to consider 13 highly qualified candidates on Feb. 4, 2020. The board relied upon the “whole person” concept to identify applicants with the greatest potential for successful service as a Navy judge advocate. Ultimately, Legalman 2nd Class Cade A. Sawyer was named the 2020 IPP …

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MCDO’s Officer of the Year!

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs With his years of experience and lifelong passion, it should come as no surprise that Lt. Charles “Chuck” Ball was named the Military Commissions Defense Organization’s (MCDO) Officer of the Year.   Ball joined the Navy in the spring of 2016 at the age of 40. After more than 15 years of experience in …

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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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