#BZFriday: American Bar Association Honors Navy Judge Advocates

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The career achievements of three Navy judge advocates were recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) during an awards ceremony in August at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif. Lt. Jim Howland — branch officer at Defense Service Office West, Guam — was presented with the ABA Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer …

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#BZFriday: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Holds Gender and Diversity Forum

By Lt. j.g. Eduardo Reyes Chavez, Region Legal Service Office Northwest Lt. Cmdr. Sarah R. Dorsett assisted Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island host a successful “Mission Readiness: Gender and Diversity in the United States Navy” forum on Ault Field. Dorsett served as the Installation Staff Judge Advocate and the Branch Head and Legal Assistance attorney at Region Legal Service …

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Navy Hosts First Joint-Service Disability Evaluation System Certification Course

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Navy’s Disability Evaluation System Counsel Program (DESCP) hosted the first-ever Joint Service DESCP Training and Certification Course at Lackland Air Force Base, July 15-18. Nearly 200 practitioners from all branches of service attended this milestone event, which was planned and staffed by JAG community personnel. “The information we learned at this critical training …

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#BZFriday: Distinguished NLSC Attorney Earns Award, Selected for the Executive Leadership Development Program

By Lt. Kaylan E. Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) is proud to announce that Erica S. Riley has been selected to participate in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) prestigious and highly competitive Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Riley will be in the 2020 ELDP cohort. RLSO NDW also …

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RLSO MIDLANT Holds Change of Command Ceremony

By Lt. Travis L. Bullock, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic (RLSO MIDLANT) held its change of command ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk on August 2, 2019. The audience included distinguished guests from Defense Service Office Southeast, Navy and Marine Corps Central Trial Judiciary and Office of the Judge Advocate General. Capt. Frank D. Hutchison relieved …

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#BZFriday: CNO Naval History Essay Contest Winner

Lt. Philip D. Mayer was selected as a winner of the 2019 CNO Naval History Essay Contest in the category of Rising Historian for his essay “Incubate Innovation: The Development of Naval Aviation in the Interwar Period”. Chief of Naval Operations Adm.  John Richardson presented awards to the winners at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy on the Washington Navy Yard, …

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RLSO MIDLANT Holds Change of Command

By Lt. Travis L. Bullock, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic (RLSO MIDLANT) held its change of command ceremony at Vista Point Center on 10 July 2019.  The full audience included many distinguished guests from every area of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and from the line community as well. Cmdr. Hollis N. Simodynes relieved Capt. …

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#BZFriday: RLSO NDW LGBT Pride Celebration and Reflection Event

By Lt. j.g. Joshua M. Won, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) Inclusion & Diversity Heritage Committee held a LGBT Pride professional development event in observance of LGBT Pride Month on June 19.  The event, held in the RLSO NDW courtroom, drew several dozen JAG Community members from across the …

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#BZFriday: Fleet Engagement Efforts in Rota

The Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) is renewing its focus on Fleet engagement. To support this effort, the RLSO has designed and rolled-out the Fleet Legal Engagement Program (FLEP) to create positive opportunities for Sailors to engage with the Navy’s legal team. The mission of FLEP is to help commands re-focus on the importance of good order and discipline by …

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