Tag Archives: Military Personnel

#BZFriday: Key West SJA partners with local Law Enforcement

From Region Legal Service Office Southeast Lt. John O. Wilson joined law enforcement partners in Key West to conduct a maritime sweep of the restricted waters off Naval Air Station Key West (NASKW). After assuming duties in August 2018, Wilson successfully stood up the long-awaited Magistrate Program in Key West.  Wilsons’ efforts built on seven years of hard work and …

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Professional Development at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

By Lt. Arun Inbavazhvu, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Region Legal Service Office Southeast first tour judge advocates from Jacksonville, Mayport, and Pensacola traveled to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to participate in “Kings Bay Day,” an annual effort to promote professional development and familiarity with the fleet within the JAG Corps. The day started at 0730 with command PT at …

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MIT SEMINAR XXI: Foreign Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest

Navy JAG Corps senior officers and civilians seeking to deepen their understanding of national security and foreign relations policy are eligible to apply to be Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI Fellows at no cost to themselves or their assigned command. Recent Navy JAG Corps Seminar XXI Fellows include Capt. Rock DeTolve (current Fellow), Capt. Patrick Gibbons (Class of …

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Five Years In, Navy JAG Corps In-service Procurement Program Continues to Shine

By Lt. Kaylan E. Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington This past month, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) hosted a commissioning ceremony for Lt. j.g. Melisa Wink, welcoming her as the newest member of the RLSO NDW and Navy JAG Corps wardroom. Wink, a 2018 honors graduate of George Mason University School of Law, …

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Tax Season: What You Need to Know

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Free-File Options What can the Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) VITA program do for me? The NLSC’s VITA program hosts self-service VITA tax centers at select Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) locations that assist 10 U.S.C. § 1044-eligible filers, including active-duty and retired Service Members, their dependents, and deployed civilians to electronically file their …

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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: Southern Seas 2018 Mission

U.S. Navy First Tour Judge Advocate Deploys to Central and South America aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as Staff Judge Advocate for Southern Seas 2018 Mission By Lt. Melissa “Mely” Rodriguez, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic When U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO) and U.S. 4th Fleet sought volunteers to deploy to Central and South America aboard the USS …

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2018 Victims’ Legal Counsel Symposium

From Victims’ Legal Counsel  Members of the Navy’s Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) Program attended the 2018 training symposium aboard Naval Base San Diego the week of August 21-24.  In addition to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, in attendance were 28 of 33 VLC (including all 11 newly reporting VLC) and all of the Yeomen. The VLC Program Planning Committee …

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U.S. Navy Judge Advocates Make their Mark in RIMPAC 2018

From U.S. 3rd Fleet The world’s largest international maritime exercise was recently completed on and around the islands of Hawaii, and U.S. Navy judge advocates played an active, critical role in these operational training events.  The Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, began in 1971 with just five participating countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and the United …

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