Tag Archives: #BZFriday

#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: Navy Judge Advocate helps train African nations in Cutlass Express 2019

Cmdr. Brian Whitaker, a judge advocate assigned to Navy Reserve Commander Navy Europe-Navy Africa-Sixth Fleet, joined with sailors and marines from around the world in Pemba, Mozambique in support of exercise Cutlass Express 2019, Jan. 28-Feb 6. This exercise focused on working with and training navies and coast guards from various East African countries to help them increase their capabilities …

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#BZFriday: Naval District Washington Trains Prosecutors and Investigators

LT Amanda Serfess trains legal personnel.

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs Last month, Lt. Amanda Serfess – trial counsel at Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington – trained local JAG community and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) personnel. During two lively learning events, she spoke in-depth about changes brought about by the Military Justice Act of 2016 (MJA 16). When MJA 16 was enacted …

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#BZFriday: JAG Corps Team Receives Tour of Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Gladiator (MCM11)

DET Bahrain Gladiator Tour Photo

From RLSO EURAFSWA Detachment Bahrain In February, the team from Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) EURAFSWA Detachment Bahrain toured the USS Gladiator (MCM 11), one of four Mine Countermeasures ships home-ported in Bahrain. It was the first time the office had coordinated such a tour in at least four years, if not ever. The tour was organized by Deputy Staff …

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#BZFriday: Mighty IKE’s all-female legal team sets a big precedent

By Lt. Kate Shumway, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Last summer, the legal department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) became the ship’s only all-female department. While all-female workplaces are increasingly common today, they are still the exception on Navy ships. The eight-person legal department aboard IKE has set the standard, which doesn’t surprise …

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#BZFriday: RLSO MIDLANT Hosts Second Annual “A Day in the Life of a U.S. Navy JAG”

By Lt. Mely Rodriguez, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic’s (RLSO MIDLANT) recruiting team hosted another successful “A Day in the Life of a U.S. Navy JAG” event, welcoming 33 prospective judge advocates – including law students, licensed attorneys, naval officers, and enlisted sailors – to their command on Feb. 4. The event included various briefs …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Selected for JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program

The Fiscal Year 2019 Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) selection board met in February to consider 15 highly qualified applicants and selected Legalman 1st Class Matthew B. Burns, Strategic Communications Wing One (SCW-1) the second legalman selectee in the program’s five-year history. “My career has allowed me to see several attorneys argue in court,” said Burns. “Sometimes for …

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#BZFriday: Legalman 7th Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year

By Petty Officer 2nd Class William McCann, Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet  YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) — Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Admiral Phil Sawyer announced the 2018 Sailor of the Year during a ceremony held at the Chief Petty Officer’s Club in Yokosuka, Japan Jan 17th. This year’s competition featured 9 Sailors competing for the prestigious award. “We focus on our …

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