Careers

Navy Announces New Legalman Conversion Opportunities

From Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Public Affairs Beginning in 2020, the Navy’s Legalman (LN) community is expanding career opportunities for Sailors interested in cross-rating. Changes have been made to the LN rating’s prerequisites in order to boost recruitment. These measures include reducing the minimum typing requirement, opening conversion opportunities to some E-6s on a case-by-case basis, and eliminating the …

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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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#BZFriday: Reservist Re-affiliates with Navy Reserve Law Program

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsThis summer, Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Baugh – an accomplished civilian attorney, as well as a former judge advocate and Navy Reserve member – re-affiliated with the Navy Reserve Law Program. Motivated by a sense of duty, Baugh re-commissioned after nearly 11 years of separation from naval service.“Re-commissioning was like opening a door I thought was …

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#BZFriday: American Bar Association Honors Navy Judge Advocates

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The career achievements of three Navy judge advocates were recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) during an awards ceremony in August at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif. Lt. Jim Howland — branch officer at Defense Service Office West, Guam — was presented with the ABA Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer …

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#BZFriday: Navy Judge Advocate helps train African nations in Cutlass Express 2019

Cmdr. Brian Whitaker, a judge advocate assigned to Navy Reserve Commander Navy Europe-Navy Africa-Sixth Fleet, joined with sailors and marines from around the world in Pemba, Mozambique in support of exercise Cutlass Express 2019, Jan. 28-Feb 6. This exercise focused on working with and training navies and coast guards from various East African countries to help them increase their capabilities …

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#BZFriday: Mighty IKE’s all-female legal team sets a big precedent

By Lt. Kate Shumway, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Last summer, the legal department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) became the ship’s only all-female department. While all-female workplaces are increasingly common today, they are still the exception on Navy ships. The eight-person legal department aboard IKE has set the standard, which doesn’t surprise …

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Five Years In, Navy JAG Corps In-service Procurement Program Continues to Shine

By Lt. Kaylan E. Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington This past month, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) hosted a commissioning ceremony for Lt. j.g. Melisa Wink, welcoming her as the newest member of the RLSO NDW and Navy JAG Corps wardroom. Wink, a 2018 honors graduate of George Mason University School of Law, …

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#BZFriday: Lt. Bob Liu Supports Largest Overseas Navy Hospital

With only a handful of military treatment facilities with dedicated staff judge advocates (SJAs), there aren’t many judge advocates with medical law experience. Fewer have to deal with the mix of medical law with a layer of foreign national law and a Status of Forces Agreement. Facing a range of issues from medical malpractice, to patient disclosures, to misconduct, the …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocates Participate in Trident Juncture 2018

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs U.S. Navy and Marine judge advocates from STRIKFORNATO, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO (ESG-2), Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group EIGHT, PHIBRON FOUR, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA), as well as other U.S. Navy and Marine Corps commands, are taking part in …

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