Bronze Star Ceremony

In a ceremony here yesterday more than 66 years after hostilities ended in World War II, 40 Americans received the Bronze Stars they deserved for combat service in that conflict. The Japanese-American soldiers fought as part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Infantry Battalion and the Military Intelligence Service. Army officials decided that all soldiers who wore the …

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JAG Corps 2020.1

The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James Houck and Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy Rear Adm. Nanette M. DeRenzi. The JAG Corps published JAG Corps 2020 five years ago to chart our course for the future of our practice. Today, we are updating our strategic plan with JAG Corps 2020.1 to reflect what we have …

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2011 Combined Federal Campaign

The 2011 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is already underway, and you may make donations until Dec. 15. Devoted volunteers from our JAG Corps community are available to assist with your donation and answer any questions you may have. Established fifty years ago by President John F. Kennedy, CFC is the world’s largest annual workplace charity campaign. Throughout its history, the …

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SCRA Enforcement Protects San Diego Service Members

 Navy and Marine Corps Judge Advocates Team With US Attorney to Protect Sailors and Marines through the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA)  Lt. Charles Schierer, Region Legal Service Office Southwest The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (50 USC App §§501-593) traces its roots to the Civil War, when Congress first enacted a moratorium on civil actions brought against Soldiers and Sailors.  …

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What’s in a OJAG Code?

Military Personnel By Capt. Scott Thompson, Military Personnel (Code 61) When I found out I would be taking over Military Personnel (Code 61), I asked  my colleague, “Don’t they do recruiting?” I had to  confirm that the office was in D.C. and not Millington. Since then, I’ve come to appreciate that the work of  Code 61 impacts the careers of every …

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What’s in an OJAG Code?

Information Operations and Intelligence Law – Code 18 By Cmdr. Andrew Levitz Information Operations and Intelligence Law – Code 18 OJAG’s Code 18 was established in October 2009 in response to the critical need for a JAG community of experts in information operations, intelligence law, and cyber law and policy. Its establishment complimented the Navy’s unveiling of the Information Dominance …

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What’s in an OJAG Code?

Criminal Law (Code 20) By Lt. Jaimica M. Giarraputo, Criminal Law (Code 20) Most everyone knows Code 20 as the Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) division that sends out the military justice newsmailers. If you’re in a military justice billet, you may also think of us as the office that provides trial and defense counsel assistance. What you may …

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Take a ride on the Wild side

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Mandy Hunsucker Legalman 2nd Class Rosemary Cronin, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, displayed her athletic talent by helping her team finish in 4th place out of 24 Navy teams that participated in the Navy’s Morale Welfare and Recreation Wilderness Challenge this year. For those who don’t know, the Wilderness Challenge takes place in the heart of the Appalachian …

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