Tag Archives: Milestones Around the Corps

#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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#BZFriday: 2018 Legalman of the Year and Sailor of the Year

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs Leaders of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) community honored the outstanding service of top enlisted Sailors during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on Jan. 25. Legalman 1st Class Decora D. Hawkins – currently assigned to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) – was named the 2018 Legalman of the …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate Receives Deep Submergence Insignia

From Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On Dec. 27, 2018, Lt. Sharai Elko – Staff Judge Advocate, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) ELEVEN – earned the Deep Submergence Insignia qualification – a special distinction not often awarded to Navy judge advocates. As Staff Judge Advocate, Elko provides a wide range of legal support to SUBRON ELEVEN, as well as SUBRON FIVE. Their seven …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Named COMLOG WESTPAC Senior Sailor of the Year

By Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Johnson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific  SINGAPORE – Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) named Legalman (LN) 1st Class Rebecca Duclayan as its senior Sailor of the year during a ceremony Dec. 7. As COMLOG WESTPAC staff legalman and N1 department leading petty officer, Duclayan provides legal and military justice assistance to active duty, …

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#BZFriday: Pensacola MCRU Employee Reaches 35-Year Milestone

Donna Landry — a longtime member of the Navy JAG community who currently serves as a claims examiner at the Medical Care Recovery Unit (MCRU) in Pensacola, Fla. — recently was acknowledged for reaching her 35th anniversary of federal service. “Ms. Landry has been a valuable part of the MCRU family since coming to us from Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO) Central …

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RLSO NW Holds Change of Command

By Lt. j.g. Sarah Trent, Region Legal Service Office Northwest Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) held its change of command ceremony at the Bangor Plaza aboard Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor, Washington on Aug. 18.  The ceremony was preceded by the RLSO NW Training Symposium, drawing personnel together from its five offices onboard four installations. Capt. Gary Sharp, …

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#BZFriday: Whidbey Island Legal Assistance Attorney Wins Award

From Region Legal Service Office Northwest  Ms. Cecilia Welch, the civilian legal assistance attorney and subject matter expert at Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) Whidbey Island, was recently selected by the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) to receive its 2018 Family Law Section Award for Attorney of the Year. Ms. Welch was presented with the award on June 30 at …

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#BZFriday: Reserve Judge Advocate Earns WSBA Award

Dianne Reardanz (center) accepts WSBA award on behalf of her husband, Reserve judge advocate Capt. Les Readanz.

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) named Capt. Les Reardanz – a highly respected member of the Navy Reserve Law Program and a valued colleague in the Navy JAG community – winner of the prestigious APEX 2018 Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Government Service. WSBA President William D. Pickett presented the award to Readanz’s …

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