Careers

#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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U.S. Navy Judge Advocates Make their Mark in RIMPAC 2018

From U.S. 3rd Fleet The world’s largest international maritime exercise was recently completed on and around the islands of Hawaii, and U.S. Navy judge advocates played an active, critical role in these operational training events.  The Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, began in 1971 with just five participating countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and the United …

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Code in Perspective: Administrative Law (Code 13)

Located in the Pentagon, the Administrative Law Division (Code 13), which is a component of the Naval Civil Law Support Activity, is an office of 19 uniformed attorneys, two civilian attorneys, and three civilian employees. Known as The JAG’s Law Firm―the division is subdivided into four focused branches: Personnel Law; Standards of Conduct and Government Ethics; Legislation, Regulations, Freedom of Information …

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