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June 21, 2021
Nomination of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy
Please join me in congratulating Rear Adm. Darse “Del” E. Crandall Jr., on his nomination by the President to be our next Judge Advocate General of the Navy, and for his appointment to the grade of Vice Admiral. His nomination is now pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Feb. 25, 2021
Deputy Judge Advocate General Nomination
Please join us in congratulating Rear Admiral Christopher C. French, on his nomination by the President to serve as Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy, and for his appointment to the grade of Rear Admiral (Upper Half). Admiral French is an outstanding naval officer and a widely respected and accomplished legal practitioner. Throughout his distinguished and decorated career – as a member of both the profession of law and the profession of arms – Admiral French has exemplified our core values of honor, courage, and commitment.
Aug. 10, 2020
DSO West Holds Change of Command
Defense Service Office (DSO) West held a virtual change of command ceremony in San Diego, California, on August 6, 2020. COVID-19 restrictions limited in-person attendance to ceremony staff and key personnel. DSO West command members, family, and friends were invited to witness the ceremony via live stream.
June 25, 2020
RLSO NW Holds Change of Command
Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) held the JAG Corps’ first virtual change of command ceremony at the Bremerton Courtroom aboard Naval Base Kitsap, WA, on 19 June. Capt. Warren Record relieved Capt. Chuck LeMoyne as Commanding Officer of RLSO NW.
Jan. 14, 2020
JAG Visits Groton
Region Legal Service Office Detachment Groton (RLSO MIDLANT Det. Groton) hosted Vice Adm. John G. Hannink on Dec. 19, 2019. Hannink the Groton team while en route to Newport, R.I., to address graduates at Naval Justice School.
Oct. 8, 2019
Navy Reserve Law Program Holds Change of Office
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Rear Adm. Les E. Reardanz relieved Rear Adm. Carol M. Lynch 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 ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard Oct. 4.
June 27, 2019
RLSO Hawaii Holds Change of Command
Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii held a change of command ceremony June 19 aboard USS Missouri (BB-63) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Rear Adm. Darse E. Cranda...
Feb. 15, 2019
2019 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars Announced
Lt. Ben Maddox selected to participate in the prestigious program
June 28, 2018
JAG Trip Log: Millington and Pearl Harbor
In January, my planned visit to Hawaii was, unfortunately, derailed due to a shutdown of the federal government. A few ...
June 12, 2018
Judge Advocate General of the Navy Nomination
Please join me in congratulating Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, on his nomination by the President to be our next Judge Advocate General (JAG) o...
Feb. 1, 2018
JAG Pays a Visit to Southeast JAG Community Staff
Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Navy, and Master Chief Jondell Ritchie, Command Master Chief for Naval Legal Se...
Jan. 9, 2018
DJAG Trip Log: Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA)
The following message was released by Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy, and Commander, Naval Legal Service Command. In November, Master Chief Legalman Jondell Ritchie, the command master chief (CMC) of Naval Leg...
Dec. 27, 2017
DJAG Trip Log: Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.
Last month, the Naval Legal Service Command command master chief Jondell Ritchie and I visited JAG community personnel stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Md. I gain enlightening insights from all of my site visits, and this trip was no different. Our first stop on base was the branch office of Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington.
Aug. 2, 2017
JAG Trip Log: Japan, Korea and Guam
NAF Atsugi Executive Officer Cmdr. Matt Szoka greets Judge Advocate General Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III before departing on a tour of the installation...
Oct. 19, 2016
Navy JAG Corps Reserve Holds Change of Office
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 ...
July 11, 2016
Naval Civil Law Support Activity Change of Command
The Naval Civil Law Support Activity held a change of command and retirement ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on July 8. During the traditional change of command ceremony, presided over by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James...
June 1, 2016
Selection of Assistant Judge Advocate General (Civil Law)
We are pleased to announce that the Secretary of the Navy has approved the selection of Capt. Paul Kiamos, as the next Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy (AJAG), Civil Law. This position is delineated under section 5149(b) of Title 10, United States Code, as one of our community's flag officer positions.
Dec. 8, 2015
Navy JAG Corps Continues to Build A Diverse and Highly Qualified Team
Recruiting the right team is the foundation of a successful future for our Corps. Building a JAG Corps that is rich in integrity, quality, and diversity is only possible through sustained involvement with law students and leaders in the legal community. Your superb efforts make the Navy JAG Corps an employer of choice, as evidenced by the results of the most recent accession selection board.
June 26, 2015
Navy JAG Corps Welcomes New Leadership
The U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps held a change of office ceremony on June 26, at the Washington Navy Yard. During the traditional change of office ceremony, presided over...
Navy JAG Corps Holds Change of Office Ceremony
Today, the Navy JAG Corps will hold a change of office ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. During the traditional change of office ceremony, presided over by the Chief of Naval Operations Adm...
May 13, 2015
Judge Advocate General Nomination
The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Please join me in congratulating Rear Admiral James W. Crawford, III, JAGC, U.S. Navy, on his nomination by the President to be our next Judge A...
March 13, 2015
Please join me in congratulating Captain John G. Hannink, JAGC, U.S. Navy, on his nomination by the President to be our next Deputy Judge Advocate General o...
Sept. 30, 2014
Leadership from the bench
Editor’s note: At a recent judge advocate retirement, the Chief Judge of the Department of the Navy, Capt. Chris Reismeier, gave a keynote address. The following is an adaptation of that speech, which gives a JAG Corps perspective of leadership from...
July 20, 2012
New Leadership Takes Helm of Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps
The U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps held a change of office ceremony on July 20, at the Washington Navy Yard. During the traditional change of office ceremony, presided over...
July 11, 2012
Command Master Chief Farewell
Master Chief Legalman Chris Browning retired July 2 after more than 25 years of service in the Navy. He most recently served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Judge Advocate General and the Command Master Chief for Commander, Naval Legal Service Command. Master Chief Legalman Paul St. Sauver took the reins from Master Chief Browning following the Washington Navy Yard ceremony.
June 11, 2012
Navy JAG Corps Leadership Team Nominated
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced that the President has made the following nominations: Navy Rear Adm. Nanette M. DeRenzi has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as judge advocate general of the...