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June 4, 2021
Legalman Named Office of the Secretary of Defense Sailor of the Year
Legalman 1st Class Sophia Davis was named Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Sailor of the Year (SOY) by the Navy’s senior enlisted leader at OSD. She was chosen from among Sailors assigned to all activities under the direct supervision of OSD. Davis currently serves as a defense paralegal in the Legal Department in the Office of Military Commissions.
Feb. 21, 2019
U.S. 2nd Fleet and the Era of Great Power Competition
In early 2018, a new National Defense Strategy was released highlighting a shift in focus from regional threats to great power competition. Seeing the need to adopt this new focus, CNO announced the reestablishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet, calling it a “dynamic response to a dynamic security environment” and adding, “That’s why today, we’re standing up 2nd Fleet to address these changes, particularly in the North Atlantic.”
May 16, 2018
RLSO SE Hosts First Ever THRIVE Seminar
Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) command services staff judge advocates (SJAs) and legalmen gathered at Naval Air Station Jacksonville to participate in the first ever Training Handoff Recognizing Issues, Vision, and Ethics (THRIVE) Seminar, April 5-6.
Dec. 13, 2017
Chaplain Instructor Shares Expertise with Lawyers
Naval Chaplaincy School and Center A Naval Chaplaincy School and Center instructor addressed an all-services audience attending the 2017 Integrated Legal Services for Victims Conference Sept. 12. Lt. Cmdr. Leroy...
Oct. 17, 2017
Region Legal Service Office Southeast Enjoys “Kings Bay Day”
Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) personnel enjoyed the first ever “Kings Bay Day” gathering at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (NSB Kings Bay) to learn about base-wide operatio...
May 2, 2017
RLSO EURAFSWA Hosts Mock Trial
Lt. Robert McRight, victim legal counsel, and Lt. Katharine Shumway, defense attorney, spearheaded a mock trial hosted in the Region Legal Service Office Europ...
April 25, 2017
JAG and LN Reservists attend the Military Law Training Symposium West
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 t...
Jan. 3, 2017
RLSO MW visits Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Region Legal Service Office Midwest (RLSO MW) personnel visited Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law for “engaged recruiting” – by attending and participating in a Public Ser...
Dec. 1, 2016
RLSO Southeast Community Relations
This past October marked Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) community relations (COMREL) month. Each office participated in an array of events to better their surrounding comm...
Feb. 5, 2016
Sailors in Singapore Take Creative Approach to SAPR Training Through Pure Praxis
Ms. Jill Loftus, director of the Department of the Navy's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, visited Navy Region Center Singapore as part of the Navy's educational approach and response to sexual assaults. During her visit, Loftus met wit...
June 21, 2012
San Diego Sailors Rescue Victim from Near-Fatal Car Wreck
San Diego-based Sailors were among the first responders to a collision accident on Interstate 15 in Temecula, Calif., April 20. At about 7 p.m., Lt. Cmdr. Justin Henderson, Lt. John Andrew Schaffer, Lt....
March 20, 2012
Public Service Loan Forgiveness: How to Maximize the Benefits and Minimize the Risks
Currently, the average judge advocate enters the service with roughly $111,000 in student loan debt, and that amount is expected to rise. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is a student loan repayment pr...
March 15, 2012
Operating Forward from the Sea: Legalmen Support Carrier Strike Group Operations
At the time the story was written the John C. Stennis Strike Group and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) legal department included: Lt. Cmdr. David Lee, Legalman 1st Class Lakisha Baldwin, Lega...