June 16, 2017

CNFK-ROKNA Women's Leadership Symposium

Lt. Cmdr. Meredith S. Werner, judge advocate for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) hosted the first ever Combined CNFK-Republic of Korea (ROK) Naval Academy Women's Leadership Symposium at Turtle Cove, on Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae base on May 22.

June 13, 2017

Judge Advocate Named SECNAV Innovation Winner

Lt. Andrea Logan, Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington, was named a Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Innovation Award winner in the Innovation Scholar (PME) Category during a ce...

June 9, 2017

Dancing with the Stars

Ms. Silvana Palmese, claims specialist at Region Legal Service Office EURAFSWA, appeared on Ballando con le Stelle, the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars, on April 22, 2017. Palmese's...

June 8, 2017

Navy Region Singapore Community Remembers the Battle of Midway on 75th Anniversary

Navy Region Singapore (NRS) First Class Petty Officer Association hosted a presentation to recognize the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 6th at Café Lah. The event was open to all members of the NRS community to honor those who served in the battle and lost their lives in service of their country.

June 2, 2017

Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

As Pride Month (June) kicks off, two members of the Navy JAG Corps have been acknowledged by the LGBT Bar Association. Lt. Jennifer Johnson and Lt. Paul Wagoner...

June 2, 2017

OJAG Staff is Acknowledged in New Book About Rick James

Did you know? Rick James -- an influential musician, composer and actor, and the signer of the infamous "Super Freak" song -- spent time in the Navy Reserve. His biography, including details a...

May 26, 2017

Wireless Courtroom

The JAG community's wireless courtroom pilot project, led by the Knowledge Management (KM) team, is expeditiously moving forward thanks to Ms. Kimberlie Ginyard and the rest of the ...

May 26, 2017

Lt. Drew Austria Earns Federal Asian Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) awarded Lt. Drew Austria the FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Award, at its 32nd National Leadership Training Program in Rockville, Md., on ...

May 23, 2017

NAVCENT Reserve Legal Team Honored for Support

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- Members of a new Navy Reserve legal team providing support to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet (NAV...

May 23, 2017

RLSO Japan Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Region Legal Service Office Japan’s Legal Assistance Office in coordination with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) hosted a naturalization ceremony at the Chapel of Hope in Flee...

May 19, 2017

Legalmen Receive Academic Recognition

Overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher and a grade point average of 3.5 within the paralegal courses of the program....

May 19, 2017

Region Legal Service Office EURAFSWA Celebrates Law Day

Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA) conducted a series of events in honor of Law Day on May 1, 2017. Law Day was first comm...

May 18, 2017

Professional Military Education Trip to Iwo To

The Region Legal Service Office Japan and Defense Service Office Pacific conducted a professional military education (PME) tour to familiarize participants with the historical and current signi...

May 16, 2017

Naval Hospital Bremerton JAG recognized by Kitsap County Bar Association

The Outstanding Navy Legal Professional Award was presented by the Kitsap County Bar Association to Lt. Timothy J. Donahue, Judge Advocate General Corps, on May 5, 2017. The award noted that his ser...

May 16, 2017

Navy Reserve Law Program Holds East Coast Training Symposium

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. Rea...

May 12, 2017

Judge Advocate Receives Special DOJ Award

Navy Lt. Alyssa Nichol – a judge advocate serving as a Victims’ Legal Counsel in Norfolk, Va. – was honored by the Department of Justice last week for her hard work, professionalism, and devoti...

May 12, 2017

NCIS Recognizes a JAG Community Member

Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Lewis, who currently is assigned to the Trial Counsel Assistance Program (TCAP) in Washington, D.C., received a letter of appreciation from the Naval Criminal Investigative S...

May 5, 2017

Sailors Challenging Reality and Educating Against Myths

Legalman 2nd Class Ronald Forster, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan volunteered as the producer and official master of ceremonies of Sailors Challenging Reality and Educating Against My...

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 28, 2017

Humanitarian law in the fight against ISIS

“Tactical training helps these men win the fight, but there is another side to war that they have never experienced,” said Lt. Cmdr. Erin M. Baxter-Haynes, U.S. Navy Judge Advocate Genera...

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...

April 14, 2017

Judge Advocate Takes an Icy Plunge for a Good Cause

Lt. John Doyle, judge advocate assigned to Region Legal Service Office Northwest, left behind the gray skies of the Pacific Northwest for the icy waters of Lake Michigan on March 5, 20...

April 11, 2017

NMCCA Hears Oral Argument at GMU

The Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA) heard oral argument in U.S. v. Harris at George Mason University's (GMU) Antonin Scalia Law School on April 6. The NMCCA is the interm...

April 7, 2017

Enriching Experiences in Japan

“What didn’t I learn?” That’s how Lt. Rachael Baker responded when asked what she gained from attending an orientation program at the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Feb. 28 to March ...

April 7, 2017

Helping a Neighbor in Need

Last month, while leaving a restaurant on a cold afternoon in Waukegan, Ill., two JAG community members – Lt. Daniel Moore and LT. Daniel Phipps – noticed a woman in distress. They did wha...

April 6, 2017

Senior Chief Legalman Robert Nail Retires After a 20 Year Career

Senior Chief Legalman Robert Nail (Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare) retired at a ceremony held at Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Ill., after 20 years of service, 16 as a lega...

April 4, 2017

Retirement Ceremony in Honor of Senior Chief Legalman Shannon W. Miller

U.S. Navy Senior Chief Legalman Shannon W. Miller looked out at the gathering of friends, family, and colleagues and reminisced about his time in the Navy aboard USS Midway (CV-41) during ...

March 31, 2017

Chief Selected for JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program

The Fiscal Year 2017 Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) selection board met in February to consider 21 highly qualified applicants and selected Chief Elect...

March 30, 2017

DOJ Visits Naval Air Station Pensacola

Last month, when they received word that Acting Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Thomas E. Wheeler would soon visit Naval Air Station Pensacola, the team at Region Legal Service Office...

March 28, 2017

RLSO Japan Hosts JCLA Mock Trial

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan hosted a Japanese Community Legal Association (JCLA) mock-trial for Japanese students from Chuo University and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies at ...

March 24, 2017

Naturalization and Immigration Day

Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA) partnered with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the State Department (DOS) to hold a natu...

March 16, 2017

Judge Advocates Compete at WMD Winter Workshop and Teach WMD and the Law

Lt. Cmdr. Graham Winegeart, Region Legal Service Office Southeast and Lt. Ryan Sylvester, Fleet Cyber Command, recently attended the annual National Defense University (NDU) Center for the ...

March 14, 2017

RLSO SE FTJAs Out to Sea Aboard USS New York (LPD 21)

Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) first tour judge advocates – Lt. Katie Gorski, Lt. Alyssa Williams, Lt. Bobby Walsh and Lt. John Kelley – had the opportunity to go underway ...

March 10, 2017

A JAG Corps Lieutenant Takes the Stage

Lt. Ben Leatham – a legal assistance attorney in his first tour at Region Legal Service Office Japan – played a leading role in a recent production of Speaking in Tongues at the Pocket Theatre ...

March 3, 2017

IG Inspection Coordinators

Deputy Judge Advocate General Rear Adm. John Hannink -- alongside Capt. Gary Sharp, chief of staff of Naval Legal Services Command (NLSC) -- recently recognized three Sailors for their outstand...

Feb. 17, 2017

Knowledge Management is Named a Best Practice

The phrase “best practice” frequently is used by Navy and government leaders – and by executives in virtually every industry sector. But, what does it actually mean? Best practices are defin...

Feb. 10, 2017

Legalman Named Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Shore Sailor of the Year

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) named Legalman 1st Class Kashetah Bedford the 2016 Shore Sailor of the Year. The award was announced during a ceremony held at the C3F headquarters building in S...

Feb. 9, 2017

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. ...

Feb. 3, 2017

Leading the Combined Federal Campaign to Success

Lt. Cmdr. Adam Yost didn’t really consider his efforts on behalf of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) to be a collateral duty. He had just assumed his new post in General Litigation (Code ...

Jan. 31, 2017

Judge Advocate Earns Prestigious German Military Proficiency Badge

STUTTGART, Germany – U.S. Navy Cmdr. Tom Jones, deputy staff judge advocate (SJA), United States European Command (EUCOM), was awarded the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficien...

Jan. 27, 2017

Navy JAG Community Names Top Enlisted Sailors

Leaders of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) community honored the outstanding service of its top enlisted Sailors during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on Jan. 27.

Jan. 23, 2017

JAG and CMC Visit the Military Commissions Defense Organization

Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III and Command Master Chief Jondell Ritchie visited the Military Commissions Defense Organization (MCDO) in Arlington, Va. on J...

Jan. 13, 2017

Lessons from Career Day

Lt. Joe Horton takes part in a Career Day event at E.J. King High School in Sasebo, Japan....

Jan. 10, 2017

Summer at the Stockton Center

When he established the Naval War College, Admiral Luce referred to international law as an "indispensable branch of the great study of war." Today, Admiral Luce would be happy to know that the Stockton Center for the Study of In...

Jan. 6, 2017

Navy JAG Community Member Skates Alongside Greats

Allison Kimberly Einhorn, who works in the Criminal Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, played winger in the Army-Navy Hockey game Dec. 5 hosted by the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Cen...

Jan. 4, 2017

Happy 45th Birthday to the Legalman Rating!

Secretary of the Navy John Chafee approved the establishment of the legalman rating on January 4, 1972.  During the past 45 years, in times of conflict and peace, legalmen have provided critical legal assistance both ashore and afloat. 

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. 2, 2016

John C. Stennis Hosts Visiting JAGs

PACIFIC OCEAN – When USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap – Bremerton, Nov. 22, the legal department had four extra personnel, judge advocates from shore commands. The fo...

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...

Nov. 29, 2016

10 Tips to Maximize the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

For many younger public service professionals, whose futures are eclipsed by massive amounts of student debt, a ray of hope out of this indebtedness is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). PSLF forgives the balance remaining on student loans for those who have made 120 qualifying monthly (ten years) payments while working full-time (at least 30 hours per week) in public service, which includes military service.

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