Tag Archives: Reserves

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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JAA and JAF Honors Two Navy JAGs

From the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Public Affairs Office In May, two members of the Navy JAG community – Capt. Charles Passaglia and Cmdr. Clif Hutchinson – were honored with Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards. The awards – which are presented annually to officers from all branches of service – recognize judge advocates making outstanding contributions to the military. The …

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Navy Reserve Law Program Holds East Coast Training Symposium

By Lt. Cmdr. Janelle Kuroda, Navy Reserve Civil Litigation Navy Reserve JAG officers met to discuss the latest developments related to the Navy JAG Corps May 6-7 at the 2017 Military Law Training Symposium for the East Coast in Alexandria, Va. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Deputy Judge Advocate General, and Rear Adm. Carol M. Lynch, Deputy Judge Advocate (Reserve …

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JAG and LN Reservists attend the Military Law Training Symposium West

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs April 1, 2017 marked the 124th birthday of Navy chief petty officers. That same day, approximately 75 legalmen, 140 Reserve judge advocates (JAs) and 15 new Reserve JA accessions took part in the annual Military Law Training Symposium (MLTS) West in San Diego, Calif. The symposium kicked off on March 31 and …

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Navy JAG Community Reservists Gather for Leadership Meeting

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs The 2017 Navy Reserve Law Program (RLP) Commanding Officer, Reserve Component Command (RCC) Staff Judge Advocate and Senior Leadership Training Symposium took place Jan. 27-29 in Newport, R.I. The annual learning event convened the heads of the RLP’s three lines of operation, RCC staff judge advocates, 29 commanding officers, senior enlisted leaders …

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JAG Leadership Participates in Burial of Sailor Killed in Pearl Harbor

By Patty Babb, Navy JAG Public Affairs Officer As a large crowd of media assembled in a hangar of the Jackson-Evers International Airport, Rear Adm. Carol Lynch began to feel the full weight of history. Lynch, Deputy Judge Advocate General for Reserve Affairs, was waiting for an important flight to arrive. The plane had travelled more than 4,000 miles and …

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Navy JAG Corps Reserve Holds Change of Office

From Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Rear Adm. Carol M. Lynch relieved Rear Adm. Janet R. Donovan as the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and Operations and Deputy Commander, Naval Legal Service Command at a change of office and retirement ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on Oct. 7. Lynch was …

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Judge Advocate Receives WSBA Professionalism Award

From Washington State Bar Association The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) presented Poulsbo attorney Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Hinson with its 2016 Professionalism Award. The award is in recognition of his career of legal service to the U.S. Navy. WSBA President Bill Hyslop presented the award at the WSBA Annual Awards Dinner on Sept. 29, 2016, at the Sheraton Seattle. Hinson …

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FY16 Reserve Legalman Advancements

The following message was released by Deputy Judge Advocate General for Reserve Affairs and Operations Rear Adm. Janet R. Donovan.  The FY16 Reserve Advancements have been released and we are pleased to announce the Selectees for Legalman 1st Class and Legalman 2nd Class. Please join us in congratulating each of them for a job well done! Legalman 1st Class Laquinda Brown Rolando …

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