Tag Archives: Diversity

#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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Five Years In, Navy JAG Corps In-service Procurement Program Continues to Shine

By Lt. Kaylan E. Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington This past month, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) hosted a commissioning ceremony for Lt. j.g. Melisa Wink, welcoming her as the newest member of the RLSO NDW and Navy JAG Corps wardroom. Wink, a 2018 honors graduate of George Mason University School of Law, …

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#BZFriday: Navy Judge Advocate Named Among Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

From Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Public Affairs  Lt. Cmdr. Jake Romelhardt has been named among the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 (Class of 2018) by the National LGBT Bar Association. Romelhardt and his fellow honorees will be honored at the 30th Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair in New York City on August 8-10, 2018. Romelhardt, the legal assistance department …

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CIWT’s Legal Team Preserves Above-Board Domain

By Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) legal team, comprised of Lt. Alison Malloy and Tammy Hawkins, untiringly improves the entire CIWT domain, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations in maintaining good order and discipline. Although administratively assigned to the Region Legal Service Office Southeast, CIWT’s legal team reports to CIWT’s commanding …

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2018 Navy JAG Corps Summer Interns

The Navy JAG Corps is proud to welcome our 2018 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. Sam Gold, University of Pennsylvania Law School Appellate Government (Code 46) …

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Code in Perspective: Military Personnel (Code 61)

From “cradle to grave,” the primary focus of the Military Personnel Division (Code 61) is the recruitment, retention, manpower resources and career progression of Navy judge advocates. They are also responsible for implementing the JAG Corps diversity initiatives. Code 61’s primary function is to provide technical advice on membership development, requirements and composition of statutory and administrative boards, which includes …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocates Recognized by JAA and FAPAC

From Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy Public Affairs Last month, two Navy judge advocates – Cmdr. Sylvaine Wong and Cmdr. Ken Magee – were honored with Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards from the Judge Advocates Association (JAA) and Judge Advocates Foundation (JAF). The awards are given annually to officers from all branches of service, and they recognize …

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#BZFriday: RLSO MIDLANT Recruiting Team

From Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic’s (RLSO MIDLANT) recruiting team hosted an all-day recruiting event, “A Day in the Life of a U.S. Navy JAG,” welcoming 18 law students, 2 Direct Appointment candidates, and 6 JAG Corps In-service Procurement Program candidates. The event included several informative panels and concluded with a tour of the USS …

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#BZFriday: Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

By Lt. Adam Sitte (RLSO EURAFSWA) and Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs As Pride Month (June) kicks off, two members of the Navy JAG Corps have been acknowledged by the LGBT Bar Association. Lt. Jennifer Johnson and Lt. Paul Wagoner have been named among the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 (Class of 2017). Johnson, who currently serves at COMUSNAVCENT …

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Happy 45th Birthday to the Legalman Rating!

The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James W. Crawford, III, Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, and Command Master Chief Jondell Ritchie. It is a proud and distinguished group – a Navy rating with a rich heritage of steadfast service. Secretary of the Navy John Chafee approved …

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