Tag Archives: Milestones Around the Corps

#BZFriday: 2016 Civilians of the Year

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs The Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) and Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) announced its 2016 Civilians of the Year. The recipients were chosen from a community of highly-talented civilians, the selectees’ accomplishments were particularly noteworthy and especially deserving of recognition. OJAG selected Rebecca S. Snyder, Appellate Defense (Code 45), as Senior …

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#BZFriday: NMCCA Clerk Receives Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tracey Holtshirley, senior judicial clerk of the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA), accepted the Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award at the 39th Annual BIG National Training Institute in Atlantic City, N.J., on Aug. 22. Holtshirley was recognized for his outstanding support and development of minorities …

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Reenlistment aboard USS Wyoming

By Chief Legalman Kristen McNutt, Commander, Submarine Group 10 In July, I reenlisted aboard the USS Wyoming (SSBN 742). Capt. Robert J. Clark, chief of staff of Commander, Submarine Group 10, administered the oath of enlistment and my Command Master Chief Eddie VanMeter was also present. I was the first legalman to reenlist on the Wyoming as enlisted women are just now being …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocates Honored by American Bar Association

From Navy Judge Advocate General Public Affairs Capt. Art Record, deputy assistant judge advocate general (Criminal Law Division), received the Outstanding Military Service Career Judge Advocate Award and Lt. Thomas Caruso, staff judge advocate at Naval Submarine Support Command Pearl Harbor, received the Outstanding Young Military Lawyer Award at the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in New York on Aug. 11. The …

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#BZFriday: Stephen Waldron Accepted into the Executive Masters of Business Administration

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs Stephen Waldron, Fiscal & Resource Services Support (Code 64), was recently accepted into the Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) program at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Waldron, a Supervisory Financial Management Analyst, has worked for the Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) for eight years. He is responsible for budget formulation and day-to-day budget execution. EMBA …

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Retirement Ceremony Honoring Master Chief Legalman Suzanne H. Burleigh

By Lt. Diana R. Zamani, Region Legal Service Office Northwest “Put your hand in a bucket of water; that’s the Navy with you in it. Now, take your hand out of that bucket.  That’s the Navy without you; the Navy will be fine.”  Capt. Michael Boock (Retired) recounted that while this metaphor may apply to some, the message does not …

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RLSO Southeast Holds Change of Command

By Lt. Kaylan Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) held a change of command ceremony on June 30 at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center aboard Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Deputy Judge Advocate General and Commander, Naval Legal Service Command, presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Patrick Gibbons relieved …

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#BZFriday: USNA Legalman promoted under Navy’s Meritorious Advancement Program

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs Legalman 2nd Class Malisha Eley,U.S. Naval Academy Commandant Legalman, was advanced to Legalman 1st Class and pinned by Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, in a promotion ceremony July 5. Eley was one of three Sailors selected for advancement under the Inaugural Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) for U.S. Naval Academy. In 2015, MAP replaced …

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JAA and JAF Honors Two Navy JAGs

From the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Public Affairs Office In May, two members of the Navy JAG community – Capt. Charles Passaglia and Cmdr. Clif Hutchinson – were honored with Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards. The awards – which are presented annually to officers from all branches of service – recognize judge advocates making outstanding contributions to the military. The …

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#BZFriday: First Navy Sailor Earns Law Degree Through JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program

By Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas Kadlec, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington On May 20, Aviation Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Christopher Salmon, from Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW), graduated from George Mason University’s law school, earning his Juris Doctor cum laude. This is a landmark achievement, as Salmon is one of the first Sailors to earn his …

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