The U.S. Navy is now accepting officer applications for the Law Education Program
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July 26, 2022 - Active duty and full-time support officers interested in a challenging career change can apply for scholarships via the Law Education Program (LEP) announced in Naval Administrative message 162/22. Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 LEP Selection Board must be received no later than 30 September 2022.

DSO West Holds Change of Command
Defense Service Office West held a change of command ceremony onboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, Calif., on June 9, 2022.
July 20, 2022 - Defense Service Office (DSO) West held a change of command ceremony onboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, Calif., on June 9, 2022.

2022 Navy JAG Corps Summer Interns
San Diego Interns on the flight deck of the USS Makin Island preparing for takeoff into a JAG career. The Navy JAG Corps offers summer internships and school year externships to law students wishing to gain valuable legal experience, the opportunity for academic credit, and greater insight into life as a Navy judge advocate. As a Navy JAG Corps intern/extern, you'll be assigned to a legal command/staff and gain experience in traditional Navy JAG Corps practice areas such as military justice (criminal prosecution and defense), legal assistance (providing general legal advice to Sailors and their families), and command services (advising military commanders and their staffs).
July 11, 2022 - The Navy JAG Corps is proud to host our 2022 summer interns! The Navy JAG Corps offers internships and externships to law students wishing to gain valuable legal experience, the opportunity for academic credit, and greater insight into life as a Navy judge advocate. Meet some of our summer interns.

Chiefs Take Action to Observe Juneteenth Holiday in Japan
Chief Legalman Kezzi Colvin and Chief Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) Asia White plan a Juneteenth celebration in Yokosuka, Japan, on June 18, 2022.
July 5, 2022 - Chief Legalman Kezzi Colvin of Submarine Group 7, Yokosuka, Japan collaborated with Chief Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) Asia White of Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii to initiate an installation-wide Juneteenth celebration at the Purdy Gym Pavilion onboard Fleet Activities Yokosuka Japan on June 18, 2022.

Pride Month: It’s Hard to Be What You Don’t See. Why LGBTQ Visibility Matters.
Lt. Brittany Stromko and her JAG Corps colleagues in Bahrain share reflections during Pride Month.
June 27, 2022 - Lt. Brittany R. Stromko, who serves as Victims’ Legal Counsel in Bahrain, shares personal reflections, as well as perspectives from other local JAG Corps personnel, about Pride Month, diversity in the JAG Corps, and living authentically as LGBTQ community members.

Pride Month: LGBTQ Life in Japan
Lt. j.g. Annalise Bonner and Lt. Akshay Jakatdar enjoy participating Rainbow Tokyo Pride 2022.
June 8, 2022 - JAG Corps members Lt. j.g. Annalise Bonner and Lt. Akshay Jakatdar open up about their personal experiences as members of the LGBTQ community in Japan.

Combatant Command Staff Judge Advocates
The Chairman's Legal Counsel, Brig. Gen. Robert Borcherding, hosted the Combatant Command staff judge advocates for a series of briefs in the Pentagon this past week designed to build relationships across the interagency and to share lessons learned on the issues facing the combatant commanders across the globe and across the warfighting domains.
May 26, 2022 - The Chairman's Legal Counsel, Brigadier General Robert Borcherding, hosted the Combatant Command Staff Judge Advocates for a series of briefs in the Pentagon designed to build relationships across the interagency and to share lessons learned on the issues facing the combatant commanders across the globe and across the warfighting domains.

JAG Corps Announces 2022 In-Service Procurement Program Selectees
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May 23, 2022 - The Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board met to consider 18 highly qualified applicants for Fiscal Year 2022 in March. The board uses a whole-person concept to identify applicants with the greatest potential for successful service as a Navy judge advocate. Noteworthy to this year’s board, a Senior Enlisted Leader, Master Chief Legalman Renate Pryor, served as a recorder. 

Not Just Survivors, but Warriors, Fighting Back Against the Nazis
Lt. Ryan Feingold, USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) deputy judge advocate, from Miami, assigned to Ford's legal department, poses for a photograph on the bridge, April 21, 2022. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications and strike group integration as part of the ship’s basic training phase. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Riley McDowell)
May 5, 2022 - Lt. Ryan Feingold, USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) command deputy judge advocate, from Miami, Florida, has served in the U.S. Navy for five and a half years. He grew up in a Jewish household and his grandparents on both sides of his family were survivors of the Holocaust.

Motivated Sailors Wanted! Join the Legalman Rate!
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April 26, 2022 - The Navy’s Legalman community is seeking motivated E-3 and E-4 Sailors who are want to establish a rate or expand their career opportunities through both direct conversion or Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT).  This is an outstanding opportunity for Sailors who have good judgement, resourceful in high pressure situations, and excels in a culture of learning.