Tag Archives: Milestones Around the Corps

#BZFriday: Lt. Andrea Kissner Receives Military Volunteer in Action Award

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs Lt. Andrea Kissner, Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) Lemoore, received the 2018 Military Volunteer in Action Award from Soroptimist International of Hanford for her work in the community in April 2018. The Military Volunteer in Action Award is a part of the “Women Helping Women Award,” which honors women who have worked …

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Judge Advocate General of the Navy Nomination

The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James W. Crawford, III  Please join me in congratulating Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, on his nomination by the President to be our next Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Navy, and for his appointment to the grade of vice admiral. Since 2015, Hannink has served with distinction as …

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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: Legalman Earns Law Degree Through JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program

From Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy Public Affairs Legalman 1st Class Sharon Soileau, Region Legal Service Office Hawaii, graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law, earning her Juris Doctor on May 13. Soileau is the first legalman to earn a law degree through the JAG Corps’ In-Service Procurement Program (IPP). …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Named 2017 Shore Sailor of the Year

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Everett Allen, Defense Media Activity Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran announced the 2017 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., April 19. Moran announced Legalman 1st Class Jean M. Yuston, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa Shore SOY, as this year’s winner. Yuston …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate Attends Oxford Course for Military and Government Lawyers

By Lt. Adam Sitte and Lt. Jade Gaudet, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia Lt. Jade Gaudet, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA), became the first U.S. Navy officer to attend the 2018 Oxford Course for Military and Government Lawyers. Beginning as informal training to active international and operational Royal Navy Legal Advisors, …

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JAG Spouses Recognized for Outstanding Service in Western Pacific

By Lt. j.g. David Buros, Region Legal Service Office Japan For sailors and families alike, serving in the Western Pacific Area o­­f Operation comes with unique responsibilities and enormous opportunities. Among these opportunities includes service at preeminent nonprofits in the region.  Two judge advocate spouses were recently recognized in an awards ceremony in Yokosuka for their monumental leadership and service …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Selected for Command Senior Enlisted Leader Program

From Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy Public Affairs Senior Chief Legalman Karyn Sigurdsson, assigned to Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW), was selected for the Navy’s Command Senior Enlisted Leader Program in January. “I applied to the program for a number of reasons,” Sigurdsson said. “I have 20 years in the Navy, and when at …

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

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs The Fiscal Year 2018 Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) selection board met in February to consider 24 highly qualified applicants and selected Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Thaddeus H. Tate Jr., Office of Naval Intelligence. The board used the “whole person” concept to identify those applicants with the greatest …

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