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News | March 8, 2016

FY-16 Judge Advocate General’s Corps In-Service Procurement Program

By Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III and Rear Adm. John G. Hannink

The Fiscal Year 2016 Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board met on 9 February 2016 to consider 20 highly qualified applicants. The board used the "whole person" concept to identify those applicants with the greatest potential for successful service as a Navy Judge Advocate. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming to the JAG Corps this year's impressive selectee:

Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) Sharon L. Soileau, Defense Service Office Pacific, Yokosuka Japan, enlisted in the Navy in 2007. Prior to enlisting in the Navy she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Alaska in December 2006, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Roger Williams University in August 2013. Her first duty assignment was as Legal Clerk onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

In Fall 2015, she began the part-time evening law program at University of Hawaii.  A star among the legalman rating, she was awarded the 2015 Defense Service Office Pacific Sailor of the Year, was selected by the Naval Justice School numerous times to assist with community initiatives, such as re-writing the legalman Nonresident Training Manual, and she participated in the overhaul of the Legalman 52-Week Training Plan.

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