Tag Archives: Military Personnel

Navy Reserve Law Program Holds East Coast Training Symposium

By Lt. Cmdr. Janelle Kuroda, Navy Reserve Civil Litigation The Navy Reserve JAG community met to discuss the latest developments related to the Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps May 5-6 at the 2018 East Coast Military Law Training Symposium (MLTS) in Alexandria, Va. During the symposium, Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Deputy JAG, and Rear Adm. Carol M. Lynch, …

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Code in Perspective: Military Personnel (Code 61)

From “cradle to grave,” the primary focus of the Military Personnel Division (Code 61) is the recruitment, retention, manpower resources and career progression of Navy judge advocates. They are also responsible for implementing the JAG Corps diversity initiatives. Code 61’s primary function is to provide technical advice on membership development, requirements and composition of statutory and administrative boards, which includes …

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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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Female Service Members Speak to NYU Council During Fleet Week

By Chief Petty Officer RJ Stratchko, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic   NEW YORK — For the third year in a row, service members from the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard participated in an event to help provide insight into the experience of being a woman in the military. Members and guests of New York University’s Women’s Initiative listened to officers and senior enlisted …

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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: IWC Day Promotes Professional Development

By Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas Kadlec, Professional Development Officer, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington At Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW), we recently recognized two outstanding members of our JAG community – Lt. Becky Cohen and Legalman 1st Class Victoria Thompson – for their outstanding contributions to our professional development program. It may surprise you, though, that …

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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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2018 Military Law Training Symposium

By Lt. Kyle Elliott Navy Reserve JAG officers met in Dallas, Texas at the 2018 Military Law Training Symposium for the West Coast April 7-8, 2018. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Deputy Judge Advocate General, and Rear Adm. Carol M. Lynch, Deputy Judge Advocate (Reserve Affairs and Operations), addressed more than 115 judge advocates assigned to Reserve units. The annual …

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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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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate serves on US-French bilateral mission

By Lt. Adam Sitte and Lt. Amy Zajac, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia (EURAFSWA) Lt. Amy C. Zajac, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA), served as staff judge advocate for U.S. military personnel aboard the French Navy Mistral-class LHD Tonnerre (L9014) as it executed a bilateral U.S.-French mission, the first of its kind, …

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