Milestones

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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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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