Tag Archives: Operational Law

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: Judge Advocates Participate in Sixth Fleet Maritime Exercise

By Lt. Adam Sitte, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia (EURAFSWA) Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia (EURAFSWA) sent two first tour judge advocates, Lt. j.g. John O. Wilson and Lt. j.g. Derek Kandt, on an exercise with U.S. Sixth Fleet in March 2018. During the two-week Juniper Cobra 2018 exercise, they supported Sixth Fleet Force Judge …

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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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JAG Talk

JAG Talk is now on iTunes and Google Play! Remember to like and subscribe! JAG Talk is a podcast series featuring Navy JAG community experts. Listen to in-depth discussions about different legal fields and hear insights and lessons learned from practitioners across our enterprise. As always, you can find us at jag.navy.mil. Be sure to check out our Bonus Episode 1 –  African-American History …

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#BZFriday: Humanitarian law in the fight against ISIS

From Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve “Tactical training helps these men win the fight, but there is another side to war that they have never experienced,” said  Lt. Cmdr. Erin M. Baxter-Haynes, U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps. “LOAC sets the rules of conduct and expectations for military forces at war. The fighters from these tribes have …

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John C. Stennis Hosts Visiting JAGs

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang PACIFIC OCEAN – When USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap – Bremerton, Nov. 22, the legal department had four extra personnel, judge advocates from shore commands. The four officers, one from Navy Region Legal Service Office Northwest and three from Navy Region Legal Service Office Hawaii, are …

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U.S. Navy Judge Advocates team up with Partner Nations during PANAMAX

From U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs Twenty-one judge advocates from four nations assembled at Naval Station Mayport, in late July for a two week Command Post exercise, PANAMAX 2016. PANAMAX is one of the largest multinational military exercises in the world. The annual U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)-sponsored exercise focuses on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal against attack from …

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U.S., Brazilian, and Chilean Judge Advocates Participate in UNITAS 2015

From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs Three judge advocates traveled to Valparaiso, Chile and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to support U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet UNITAS Atlantic and UNITAS Pacific exercises this fall. Lt. Elan Ghazal, deputy fleet judge advocate at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, acted as the staff judge advocate for the Multi-National Force …

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USS Kearsarge 

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. William Hood, Legalman 1st Class Melissa Whitaker, and Lt. Jim Howland aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).    

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AnnualEx 16

Lt. Cmdr. David Melson and Lt. Greg Dixon aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 73) during Annual Exercise 16.

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