Milestones

#BZFriday: Officers Receive Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards

Judge Advocate Association Awards 2019

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On May 21, the exceptional achievements of two members of the Navy JAG community – Cmdr. Katherine “Katy” Pasieta and Cmdr. Ann Vallandingham – were acknowledged with Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards. The awards – which are given annually to officers from all branches of service – recognize judge advocates making significant contributions to …

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#BZFriday: Capt. Lia Reynolds Wins 2019 Burton Award

Capt. Lia Reynolds, commanding officer of Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii, received the 2019 Burton Award for Public Service in the Military at an awards ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on May 20. The Burton Awards, in association with the Library of Congress and sponsored by the American Bar Association and Law360, honors the finest accomplishments in …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Named COMLOG WESTPAC Senior Sailor of the Year

By Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Johnson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific  SINGAPORE – Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) named Legalman (LN) 1st Class Rebecca Duclayan as its senior Sailor of the year during a ceremony Dec. 7. As COMLOG WESTPAC staff legalman and N1 department leading petty officer, Duclayan provides legal and military justice assistance to active duty, …

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RLSO NW Holds Change of Command

By Lt. j.g. Sarah Trent, Region Legal Service Office Northwest Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) held its change of command ceremony at the Bangor Plaza aboard Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor, Washington on Aug. 18.  The ceremony was preceded by the RLSO NW Training Symposium, drawing personnel together from its five offices onboard four installations. Capt. Gary Sharp, …

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#BZFriday: Whidbey Island Legal Assistance Attorney Wins Award

From Region Legal Service Office Northwest  Ms. Cecilia Welch, the civilian legal assistance attorney and subject matter expert at Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) Whidbey Island, was recently selected by the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) to receive its 2018 Family Law Section Award for Attorney of the Year. Ms. Welch was presented with the award on June 30 at …

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#BZFriday: Reserve Judge Advocate Earns WSBA Award

Dianne Reardanz (center) accepts WSBA award on behalf of her husband, Reserve judge advocate Capt. Les Readanz.

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) named Capt. Les Reardanz – a highly respected member of the Navy Reserve Law Program and a valued colleague in the Navy JAG community – winner of the prestigious APEX 2018 Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Government Service. WSBA President William D. Pickett presented the award to Readanz’s …

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Navy JAG Corps Holds Change of Office Ceremony

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs Today, the Navy JAG Corps will hold a change of office ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. During the traditional change of office ceremony, presided over by the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III will retire and be relieved by Vice Adm. John G. Hannink who will …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate Recognized as Innovation Award Finalist

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs This summer, Lt. Ryan Kennedy – a member of the Navy JAG community, who currently serves as the deputy command judge advocate aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) – was named a 2017 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Innovation Award finalist. The SECNAV Innovation Awards highlight top innovators within the Department of the Navy. …

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#BZFriday: Fleet Cyber Command Officer is First JAG to Earn IWO Pin

An officer becomes the first-ever judge advocate to receive an Information Warfare Officer pin.

From U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet Public Affairs Cmdr. Danielle Higson, deputy staff judge advocate assigned to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), became the first member of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps in the Navy to earn the Information Warfare Officer pin during a ceremony held at FCC Headquarters Aug. 10. The Information Warfare Officer …

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