Tag Archives: Reserves

#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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Direct Commissioning Officer Program Selectee Blazes a New Trail

LTJG Jimi Wyatt attends NJS.

By Cmdr. Eric Pederson, Navy Reserve Law Program The Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps recently welcomed its first enlisted selectee under the Direct Commissioning Officer Program (DCOP). Blazing a trail for other enlisted Sailors, former Senior Chief Logistics Specialist Jimi Wyatt recently completed the Direct Commission Officer’s Indoctrination Course (DCIOC) and is beginning his first formal training in military law at …

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#BZFriday: Reserve Judge Advocate Earns WSBA Award

Dianne Reardanz (center) accepts WSBA award on behalf of her husband, Reserve judge advocate Capt. Les Readanz.

By Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) named Capt. Les Reardanz – a highly respected member of the Navy Reserve Law Program and a valued colleague in the Navy JAG community – winner of the prestigious APEX 2018 Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Government Service. WSBA President William D. Pickett presented the award to Readanz’s …

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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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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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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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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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Military Commissions Defense Organization

By Cmdr. Darren S. Wall In July 2016, I volunteered for a three year recall to active duty to serve at the Military Commissions Defense Organization (MCDO). When I volunteered I had very little understanding of exactly what MCDO did other than it represented detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba accused of offenses related to 9/11, the bombing of …

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Admirable Reserve Officer Promoted to Captain

By Lt. Kaylan Kaatz, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Navy Reserve Capt. James H. Burns was promoted in a small ceremony at Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE), Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 4, 2017. Capt. Anthony Kalams, the Commanding Officer for Naval Reserve RLSO SE component, presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office. Capt. Patrick Gibbons, commanding officer …

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