#BZ: Cmdr. Craig Thedwall Receives Environmental Achievement Award

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On May 13, during a virtual ceremony, Navy JAG community member Cmdr. Craig Thedwall, who currently serves as the Navy Region Northwest environmental counsel, was presented the Richard W. Eddy Environmental Achievement Award. Twenty years ago, the “Eddy Award” was established to recognize outstanding performance and invaluable assistance in support of the Naval Litigation …

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Spotlight: In Fallon, the Unexpected is Expected

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsNo two days are the same for Lt. Timothy Garcia, who leads the bustling Region Legal Service Office Southwest branch office located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nev.In fact, Garcia’s role as branch head is just one of many responsibilities he juggles. Supporting the personnel who populate the “Supercarrier in the Desert” can be …

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#BZ: JAG Community Receives ABA LAMP Awards

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Every year, the American Bar Association (ABA) recognizes an exemplary practitioner, as well as a legal team, with the prestigious Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) Distinguished Service Awards. In March, the ABA Standing Committee announced the 2019 recipients: Lt. Rosemarie Lombardi from the Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southeast Branch Office in New …

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Lt. Cmdr. Jarrod Franks is Recognized by His Alma Mater

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsLt. Cmdr. Jarrod Franks earned his first post-graduate degree in 2009 and hit the ground running. His subsequent professional accomplishments caught the eye of leadership at his alma mater, Arizona StateUniversity (ASU), and he recently was selected in 2020 to receive the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Recent Alumni Achievement Award.The Recent Alumni Achievement …

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#BZ: LN2 Sawyer Selected for the In-Service Procurement Program

From Navy JAG Corps Public AffairsThe Navy JAG community’s In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board convened to consider 13 highly qualified candidates on Feb. 4, 2020. The board relied upon the “whole person” concept to identify applicants with the greatest potential for successful service as a Navy judge advocate. Ultimately, Legalman 2nd Class Cade A. Sawyer was named the 2020 IPP …

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MCDO’s Officer of the Year!

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs With his years of experience and lifelong passion, it should come as no surprise that Lt. Charles “Chuck” Ball was named the Military Commissions Defense Organization’s (MCDO) Officer of the Year.   Ball joined the Navy in the spring of 2016 at the age of 40. After more than 15 years of experience in …

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Navy Reserve Law Program Officer Takes Part in Special Ceremony

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Capt. D. Monique Brown – Commanding Officer, Navy Reserve, Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity – took part in a joint swearing-in ceremony during the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on Jan. 4.Brown – alongside O6 representatives from every branch of military service, as well as …

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Naval Justice School Instructor Leaves a Lasting Impression on His Students

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Students of all ranks call him “fantastic,” “motivated and knowledgeable,” and “well-prepared, personable, and professional.” They leave Lt. David Rowley’s legal courses feeling more energized and engaged.Rowley teaches a wide range of courses – including the Legal Officer Course and the Senior Leader Legal Course – at the Naval Justice School (NJS) detachment in …

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#BZ: 2020 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars Announced

Lt. Cmdr. Jarrod Franks selected to participate in the prestigious program From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Lt. Cmdr. Jarrod Franks — a member of the Navy JAG community — has been selected as one of the 60 Scholars chosen for the program’s sixth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a …

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