Tag Archives: Operational Law

#BZFriday: Navy Judge Advocate helps train African nations in Cutlass Express 2019

Cmdr. Brian Whitaker, a judge advocate assigned to Navy Reserve Commander Navy Europe-Navy Africa-Sixth Fleet, joined with sailors and marines from around the world in Pemba, Mozambique in support of exercise Cutlass Express 2019, Jan. 28-Feb 6. This exercise focused on working with and training navies and coast guards from various East African countries to help them increase their capabilities …

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#BZFriday: JAG Corps Team Receives Tour of Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Gladiator (MCM11)

DET Bahrain Gladiator Tour Photo

From RLSO EURAFSWA Detachment Bahrain In February, the team from Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) EURAFSWA Detachment Bahrain toured the USS Gladiator (MCM 11), one of four Mine Countermeasures ships home-ported in Bahrain. It was the first time the office had coordinated such a tour in at least four years, if not ever. The tour was organized by Deputy Staff …

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#BZFriday: Mighty IKE’s all-female legal team sets a big precedent

By Lt. Kate Shumway, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Last summer, the legal department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) became the ship’s only all-female department. While all-female workplaces are increasingly common today, they are still the exception on Navy ships. The eight-person legal department aboard IKE has set the standard, which doesn’t surprise …

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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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U.S. 2nd Fleet and the Era of Great Power Competition

By Lt. Cmdr. Garrett S. Snow, U.S. 2nd Fleet  In early 2018, a new National Defense Strategy was released highlighting a shift in focus from regional threats to great power competition. Seeing the need to adopt this new focus, CNO announced the reestablishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet, calling it a “dynamic response to a dynamic security environment” and adding, “That’s why today, …

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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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#BZFriday: Judge Advocates Participate in Trident Juncture 2018

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs U.S. Navy and Marine judge advocates from STRIKFORNATO, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO (ESG-2), Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group EIGHT, PHIBRON FOUR, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA), as well as other U.S. Navy and Marine Corps commands, are taking part in …

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#BZFriday: Judge Advocate Receives Grateful Nation Award

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs On Oct. 10, the Jewish Institute of National Security of America (JINSA) hosted a dinner in Washington, D.C. where JAG community member Lt. Cmdr. Jacob Romelhardt was presented with a Grateful Nation Award. Catherine Herridge, FOX News Chief Intelligence Correspondent, emceed the event. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was given the Henry M. “Scoop” …

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#BZFriday: Sailor Excels During PANAMAX Exercise

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs This summer, during PANAMAX 2018 — an annual multinational exercise focused on securing and defending the Panama Canal — several members of the JAG community provided exceptional legal support. In particular, Legalman 1st Class Ashley Alsberry, who currently is assigned to Region Legal Service Office Southeast’s branch office in Fort Worth, was recognized for her outstanding work during …

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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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