Tag Archives: Fleet News

Judge Advocate Shares Experiences with Chicago Legal Community

By Lt. j.g. Michael Wester, Region Legal Service Office Midwest What exactly is “non-judicial punishment?”  When would a commanding officer use a summary court martial?  And how can the Navy ensure that a defendant’s due process rights are guaranteed in a court martial conducted at sea? These and other questions were on display in a discussion about life as a …

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Navy Lawyer Returns to his Native Homeland

Speaking of Georgia, a Return to Eastern Europe By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Price, Navy Public Affairs Support Element-East Det. Europe BLACK SEA – A U.S. Navy Sailor is obligated by the Navy ethos to uphold the core values of honor, courage, and commitment. Sailors of today’s Navy are groomed to remain steadfast and vigilant in all things …

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Work/Life Balance in the Navy JAG Corps

By Chief Judge of the Department of the Navy, Capt. Chris Reismeier Life-work balance means different things to different people. To some, it means finding an equal place for work and the rest of your life.  For others, it’s a matter of at least finding enough time for “life” that you can tolerate the work.  For dual-military spouses, especially with children, …

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Theodore Roosevelt Association Honors Junior Naval Officer for Leadership

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kris R. Lindstrom and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Wyatt L. Anthony, USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs   NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — The Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) presented the 2014 Junior Officer of the Year award to an officer assigned to aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) at the University Club in New York, …

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A Career of Commitment

Paralegal Specialist Jeanne M. Kalinoski retires after 42 years of service By Lt. j.g. Michael Wester, Region Legal Service Office Midwest A dead cat – and tools to dissect it – lay in front of a dispirited Jeanne Kalinoski sometime in the early 1970s. For the previous two years, she had taken college courses in nursing and science, but it …

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Legalmen Prepare for Fall with Uniform Inspections

By Lt. j.g. Colin Hood, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington With the Fall season in full swing, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW), personnel took a moment to focus on their military bearing.  Master Chief Legalman (SW/AW) Shannon Charles, senior enlisted leader, inspected the legalmen at the Washington Navy Yard. “It’s a necessary military function,” said Legalman …

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Chief Selected As Navy’s First Enlisted Fellow For Capitol Hill Legislative Program

By Katrina Skinner WRNMMC Public Affairs Staff Writer In June 2014, Walter Reed Bethesda’s Chief Legalman Ronald Ratliff was selected as the first enlisted Navy legislative fellow to work on Capitol Hill. He begins the assignment in November. The Navy Legislative Fellow (LEGIS) program had previously been limited to service college eligible, restricted and unrestricted line and staff corps officers …

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Leadership from the bench

Editor’s note: At a recent judge advocate retirement, the Chief Judge of the Department of the Navy, Capt. Chris Reismeier, gave a keynote address.  The following is an adaptation of that speech, which gives a JAG Corps perspective of leadership from the bench. I’ve maintained for years that we tend to focus on leadership as a trait.  We even have …

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U.S., Partner Nation Judge Advocates Support PANAMAX 2014

From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet Twelve judge advocates from three nations assembled in August for PANAMAX 2014, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise designed to test the ability of a multinational force to defend the Panama Canal and operate under a United Nations Security Council Resolution. For the exercise, 320 military personnel from 17 partner nations in Central …

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