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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate Recognized as Innovation Award Finalist

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs This summer, Lt. Ryan Kennedy – a member of the Navy JAG community, who currently serves as the deputy command judge advocate aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) – was named a 2017 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Innovation Award finalist. The SECNAV Innovation Awards highlight top innovators within the Department of the Navy. …

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#BZFriday: Fleet Cyber Command Officer is First JAG to Earn IWO Pin

An officer becomes the first-ever judge advocate to receive an Information Warfare Officer pin.

From U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet Public Affairs Cmdr. Danielle Higson, deputy staff judge advocate assigned to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), became the first member of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps in the Navy to earn the Information Warfare Officer pin during a ceremony held at FCC Headquarters Aug. 10. The Information Warfare Officer …

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#BZFriday: Legalman Named RI Military Woman Of Year

From Naval Station Newport Public Affairs Office Chief Legalman (Information Warfare) Stephani Pavoni was honored as the Military Woman of the Year for the State of Rhode Island in a ceremony on Naval Station Newport in June.  Pavoni earned the annual award from Military Women Across the Nation (MWAN), Ocean State Unit 118, an organization dedicated to the encouragement of …

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#BZFriday: Navy Judge Advocate Named Among Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

From Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Public Affairs  Lt. Cmdr. Jake Romelhardt has been named among the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 (Class of 2018) by the National LGBT Bar Association. Romelhardt and his fellow honorees will be honored at the 30th Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair in New York City on August 8-10, 2018. Romelhardt, the legal assistance department …

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#BZFriday: Legal Advisor to the Physical Evaluation Board

By Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas Kadlec, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington Today, we’re highlighting Lt. Autumn Gibo, legal advisor to the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) at the Secretary of the Navy Council of Review Boards (SECNAVCORB), located in Washington D.C., and the tremendous work she is doing there. SECNAVCORB is comprised of several administrative boards: Physical Evaluation Board (PEB); …

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Judge Advocates Join 22 Nations for BALTOPS Exercise

By Lt. Kyle Doherty-Peters & Maria Marques The U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps had a strong presence in this June’s exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018, NATO’s premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region.  The three-week, multinational exercise is coordinated and controlled by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and is designed to improve interoperability among NATO allies …

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#BZFriday: Joint Training Delegation

From Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Public Affairs Lt. Joshua Fiveson, Defense Service Office West, recently served as an adjunct instructor for a joint-delegation to the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense. Fiveson taught a two-week course on trial advocacy that was attended by 19 Mexican army attorneys, five Mexican criminal investigators, and four Peruvian army members — including two generals. “This evolution was one …

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JAG Trip Log: Millington and Pearl Harbor

JAG hikes with personnel in Hawaii in May 2018.

The following blog post was authored and released by Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Navy. In January, my planned visit to Hawaii was, unfortunately, derailed due to a shutdown of the federal government. A few weeks ago, however, I was absolutely thrilled to make good on my promise to reschedule that trip, and …

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#BZFriday: Victims’ Legal Counsel Serves as Panelist at Italian Jurisprudence Conference

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs Lt. Robert McRight, Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) Naples, Italy participated in a military justice panel in Santa Maria Capua Vetere on May 25, 2018.   The panel, entitled “Magistratura Militare: Nuove Attribuzioni per l’Efficientamento della Giurisdizione,” (translation: Military Judiciary: New Attributions for the Efficiency of the Jurisdiction) featured several Italian military …

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Reservist Argues High-Profile Case Before CAAF

By Lt. Cmdr. Hunter Abell Capt. Bree Ermentrout argued an emerging issue before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 5.  Ermentrout is attached to the Navy’s Reserve Law Program unit which provides support to the Appellate Defense Division (Code 45). Arguing for the defense in U.S. v. Dinger, No. 17-0510/MC, Ermentrout argued …

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