#BZFriday: Legalman Receives LATINA Style 2017 Distinguished Meritorious Service Award

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs The LATINA Style organization honored Chief Legalman Alicia R. Cooper, Naval Legal Service Command, with the LATINA Style 2017 Distinguished Meritorious Service Award at the 14th Annual National LATINA Symposium in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 15. The award recognizes women from the Department of Defense who have enhanced the role of Latinas in their organizations through their …

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RLSO NW Partners with USCIS for Naturalization Ceremony During Seattle Seafair Fleet Week

From Region Legal Service Office Northwest Raising your hand to defend a country of which you are not a citizen is truly one of the greatest sacrifices an individual can make. Since October 2001, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has naturalized over 110,000 members of the military. The Legal Assistance Department of Region Legal Service Office Northwest …

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#BZFriday: Military-to-Military Engagement

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs Lt. j.g. Joshua C. Fiveson was the action officer for a military-to-military engagement with Mexican Naval Secretariat (SEMAR) judge advocates and served as the primary liaison between SEMAR, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), and Region Legal Service Office Southwest (RLSO SW), August 21-25.  He escorted the Mexican judge advocates to and from all of their events, helped …

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RLSO EURAFSWA Innovation Challenge

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs This summer, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia (EURAFSWA) held its first Innovation Challenge – a call for innovative proposals to improve the delivery of legal services. The idea for the challenge began after Capt. Keith Gibel, commanding officer of RLSO EURAFSWA, tasked Lt. Cmdr. Caleb Christen, head of the Civil Law Department, …

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DSO West Holds Change of Command

By Ensign Kathleen Spyrnal, Defense Service Office West Defense Service Office (DSO) West held a Change of Command ceremony aboard the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in San Diego, Calif., on September 8, 2017. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Commander of Naval Legal Service Command and Deputy Judge Advocate General, presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Daniel Cimmino relieved …

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#BZFriday: 2016 Civilians of the Year

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs The Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) and Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) announced its 2016 Civilians of the Year. The recipients were chosen from a community of highly-talented civilians, the selectees’ accomplishments were particularly noteworthy and especially deserving of recognition. OJAG selected Rebecca S. Snyder, Appellate Defense (Code 45), as Senior …

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Navy JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program Application Tips

We asked some of the Sailors selected for the JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) to share their top tips for success.  The JAG Corps IPP is open to active-duty enlisted personnel and Navy full-time support personnel, in any rating or military occupational specialty, in pay grades E-5 through E-7. Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class (IDW) Melisa J. Wink enlisted in the Navy in 2012 …

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#BZFriday: NMCCA Clerk Receives Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tracey Holtshirley, senior judicial clerk of the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA), accepted the Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award at the 39th Annual BIG National Training Institute in Atlantic City, N.J., on Aug. 22. Holtshirley was recognized for his outstanding support and development of minorities …

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#BZFriday: Continuing Promise 2017

From Region Legal Service Office Southeast Between January 19 and April 5, 2017, Lt. Martin Bunt deployed with Task Force 48 (TF-48) to Guatemala, Honduras, and Colombia for Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17). CP-17 was a humanitarian mission under the direction of U.S. Southern Command that was aimed at training the U.S. military in humanitarian and disaster relief while also providing …

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Reenlistment aboard USS Wyoming

By Chief Legalman Kristen McNutt, Commander, Submarine Group 10 In July, I reenlisted aboard the USS Wyoming (SSBN 742). Capt. Robert J. Clark, chief of staff of Commander, Submarine Group 10, administered the oath of enlistment and my Command Master Chief Eddie VanMeter was also present. I was the first legalman to reenlist on the Wyoming as enlisted women are just now being …

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