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Becoming an American Citizen in the Asia Pacific Area of Responsibility

By Lt. Allen Tolleth, Region Legal Service Office Japan Numerous applicants across the Asia Pacific Area of Responsibility turn their dream of becoming a U.S. citizen into a reality with the help of Region Legal Services Office (RLSO) Japan and Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY). The decision to become a U.S. citizen is not taken lightly. Applicants swear an oath in …

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Navy JAG Corps Summer Interns 2016

Julianne Surane, Chapman University Fowler School of Law Region Legal Service Office Southeast “Law has always fascinated me. The art of debate, reading, writing, and articulating my point to serve a purpose I believe in are aspects that I look for in a career. I aspire to not only serve my country, but to be challenged every day through discipline …

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2015 Civilians of the Year

The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III and Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy Rear Adm. John G. Hannink Please join us in congratulating the Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) and Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) 2015 Civilians of the Year. Chosen from a community of …

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Legalman Selected for JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Fiscal Year 2016 Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) selection board met in February 2016 and selected Legalman 1st Class Sharon Soileau, the first legalman selectee in the program’s three year history. The Navy JAG Corps IPP Selection Board met in February to consider 20 highly qualified applicants. The board used the “whole person” concept to …

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The Judge Advocate General’s Guidance 2016

The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, and Deputy Judge Advocate General for Reserve Affairs and Operations Rear Adm. Janet R. Donovan. On January 15, 2016, the CNO issued A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, which contains his …

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Northwestern University School of Law Panel

By Lt. Julie A. Gillaspy, Region Legal Service Office Midwest Region Legal Service Office Midwest (RLSO MW) personnel visited Northwestern University Law School for  a panel discussion entitled, “Island Building and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Examining the Military Lawyer’s Role in National Policy,” along with two Northwestern University law professors in January. The panel included Professor David …

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Japan Supreme Court, Tokyo District Court Leadership Development Program

Lt. j.g. Bobby Martin, Lt. j.g. Peter Yagel, and Lt. j.g. Alyssa Degner-Lopez, Region Legal Service Office Japan, with U.S. Army and U.S. Air force judge advocates took part in the Supreme Court and Tokyo District Court Leadership Development Program. Service members were invited to learn more about the Japanese legal system through observations at various judicial forums (Supreme Court and Tokyo District Court). This …

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Navy Legalmen Selected as Enlisted Navy Legislative Fellows

In 2014, the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs opened the Navy Legislative Fellows (LEGIS) program to enlisted applicants. Chief Legalman Ronald Ratliff, a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., was selected as the first enlisted Navy legislative fellow to work on Capitol Hill. The following year, Chief Legalman Kevin Jaress, native of Tempe, Ariz., was selected as the second enlisted Navy legislative …

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