#BZFriday: National Security Law Extern Makes His Mark

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Alex Park knew he wanted to be a judge advocate even before he applied to the Georgetown University Law Center. “That feeling was solidified when, while in law school, I learned the JAG Corps provided an opportunity for travel, challenging assignments, and work in multiple legal practice areas,” he said. After an unsuccessful initial …

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NCIS SJA Presents Law Enforcement Public Service Award to Interagency Investigative Team

Lt. David Layne, staff judge advocate, Executive Assistant Director for Atlantic Operations Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), presented a public service award to members of the NCIS, Defense Criminal investigative Service, Internal Revenue Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation for their work in the case of United States v. Randolph M. Prince. The case, which Layne prosecuted in United States District …

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#BZFriday: The JAG Community Supports BALTOPS 2019

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Eight members of the Navy’s JAG community – as well as U.S. Marine Corps judge advocates and a civilian attorney – provided critical legal support to the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019 exercise June 9-21 in the Baltic Sea region. BALTOPS is an annual joint, multinational maritime-focused exercise planned and executed by U.S. 2nd Fleet, …

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CARAT 2019: Building Security Through Maritime Domain Awareness

From CTF 73/DESRON 7 Public Affairs The U.S. and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted a series of training events focused on maritime domain awareness (MDA), culminating with scenarios conducted by ships and aircraft in the Gulf of Thailand during this year’s Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand. The training included knowledge exchanges focused on techniques and tools used in …

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RLSO Hawaii Holds Change of Command

By Lt. j.g. Matthew Doherty, Region Legal Service Office Hawaii Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii held a change of command ceremony June 19 aboard USS Missouri (BB-63) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Rear Adm. Darse E. Crandall – deputy judge advocate general of the Navy and commander, Naval Legal Service Command – presided over the ceremony in which …

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#BZFriday: Miller Wins Junior Civilian of the Year

RLSO EURAFSWA Junior Civilian of the Year 2019.

By Courtney Pollock, NAVSTA Rota Public Affairs Diane Miller, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) EURAFSWA (Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia) Detachment Rota, received the Junior Civilian of the Year 2018 for Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) during a local all hands meeting, May 14. “Diane is a competent professional who shows commitment and dedication in everything she does, whether …

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2019 Navy JAG Corps Summer Interns

The Navy JAG Corps is proud to welcome our 2019 summer interns! The Navy JAG Corps offers internships and externships to law students wishing to gain valuable legal experience, the opportunity for academic credit, and greater insight into life as a Navy judge advocate. Meet some of our summer interns. Laura Trevino University of Massachusetts School of Law Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic …

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#BZFriday: Officers Receive Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards

Judge Advocate Association Awards 2019

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On May 21, the exceptional achievements of two members of the Navy JAG community – Cmdr. Katherine “Katy” Pasieta and Cmdr. Ann Vallandingham – were acknowledged with Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards. The awards – which are given annually to officers from all branches of service – recognize judge advocates making significant contributions to …

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#BZFriday: Day in the Life of a Navy JAG

Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington’s recruiting team hosted a successful “Day in the Life of a Navy JAG” event, welcoming law students and career service advisors from local law schools to the Pentagon. The event included various briefs and panel discussions on life as a JAG at the Pentagon, the various JAG Corps career paths, the first tour …

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#BZFriday: Capt. Lia Reynolds Wins 2019 Burton Award

Capt. Lia Reynolds, commanding officer of Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii, received the 2019 Burton Award for Public Service in the Military at an awards ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on May 20. The Burton Awards, in association with the Library of Congress and sponsored by the American Bar Association and Law360, honors the finest accomplishments in …

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