Milestones

#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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#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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