Tag Archives: Fleet News

DJAG Trip Log: Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.

DJAG Visits Pax River

The following message was released by Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy. Nov. 1: Patuxent River, Md. Last month, the Naval Legal Service Command command master chief Jondell Ritchie and I visited JAG community personnel stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Md. I gain enlightening insights from all of my site visits, and this trip was …

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Military Commissions Defense Organization

By Cmdr. Darren S. Wall In July 2016, I volunteered for a three year recall to active duty to serve at the Military Commissions Defense Organization (MCDO). When I volunteered I had very little understanding of exactly what MCDO did other than it represented detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba accused of offenses related to 9/11, the bombing of …

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#BZFriday: JAG Community Members Attend the Women’s Leadership Symposium

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs In October, Lt. Catherine Nguyen and Lt. Joanna Gonzales —  judge advocates who currently are stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam — attended the 2017 Hawaii Women’s Joint Leadership Symposium on Ford Island. The symposium theme was “Charting Your Course, Navigating your Future,” and it featured keynote remarks from Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson, commander, Navy Installations …

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Chaplain Instructor Shares Expertise with Lawyers

By Lt. Cmdr. Robert W. Peters III, Naval Chaplaincy School and Center A Naval Chaplaincy School and Center instructor addressed an all-services audience attending the 2017 Integrated Legal Services for Victims Conference Sept. 12. Lt. Cmdr. Leroy Young was invited to speak on the role of chaplains with sexual assault victims and confidential communication. The annual Navy Judge Advocate General …

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The Navy JAG Corps Turns 50

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs  The Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps celebrates 50 years of service and excellence on Dec. 8, 2017. “From the time the Navy created the ‘law specialist’ program . to the JAG Corps we know today, the Navy’s legal team has made a difference every day – providing steady counsel and advice to keep …

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#BZFriday: Bilateral Women’s Luncheon

By Lt. Philip K. Stevens, Office of the Force Judge Advocate, Command Naval Forces Japan Lt. Cmdr. Brandi Orton, Deputy Force Judge Advocate, Commander, Naval Forces Japan/Navy Region Japan attended a Bilateral Women’s luncheon hosted by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) to further encourage networking, mentorship, and recognition of accomplishments among female Sailors serving in the JMSDF and U.S. Navy in Yokosuka, Japan, on October …

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RLSO SE Holds Promotion Ceremony

From Region Legal Service Office Southeast Lt. Savannah Smidt, Lt. Nic Walker, Lt. Cmdr. Ben Adams, Cmdr. Sara de Groot, and Cmdr. Bill Lucier, were promoted during a ceremony in the courtroom at Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) in Jacksonville, Fla., on  September 5, 2017.  Capt. Pat Gibbons, the commanding officer of RLSO SE, presided over the ceremony. During …

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#BZFriday: RLSO NW Winner of the Project Good Neighbor Community Service Award

By Lt. Laura A. DellAntonio, Region Legal Service Office Northwest Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) was recently selected by Navy Region Northwest as winner of the 2017 Project Good Neighbor Award in the “small command” category. As part of the Navy Community Service Program, the Project Good Neighbor Award is an annual award presented to the best year-round …

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#BZFriday: Hurricane Season Highlights RLSO SEs Capabilities

By Lt. j.g. David Nordlinger, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Hurricane season 2017 tested the entire Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) team. Due to RLSO SE’s geographical size, several hurricanes have made their mark on the area, but RLSO SE personnel banded together to overcome the challenges. As hurricane Harvey whipped up on the gulf coast of Texas, …

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JAG Trip Log: Navy Region Northwest

The following message was released by Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, Judge Advocate General of the Navy. In late September, I traveled to Navy Region Northwest, visiting JAG community members and clients in Bremerton, Bangor, Everett and Whidbey Island, Wash. It was an opportunity to discuss with local personnel some of the most pressing issues facing the Navy. I …

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