John C. Stennis Hosts Visiting JAGs

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang

PACIFIC OCEAN – When USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap – Bremerton, Nov. 22, the legal department had four extra personnel, judge advocates from shore commands.

The four officers, one from Navy Region Legal Service Office Northwest and three from Navy Region Legal Service Office Hawaii, are joining John C. Stennis to see firsthand how the Navy operates at sea and assist with providing legal services to John C. Stennis Sailors.

“Sometimes in the JAG community, we can get a little bit isolated,” said Lt. John Doyle, a military prosecutor at Navy Region Legal Service Office Northwest, from Western Springs, Illinois. “A lot of JAGs work in region legal service offices or defense service offices where they work with a lot of other JAGs … but it’s also important to get out to the fleet to see what the rest of the Navy is up to.”

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