Sept. 2, 2016

Joint Legal Knowledge Management and Information Management Summit

The Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy hosted the first Joint Legal Knowledge Management (KM) and Information Management (IM) Summit for knowledge management operators and representatives from the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Co...

July 28, 2016

Navy Releases New Online Legal Assistance Resources

The Naval Legal Service Command recently unveiled new online legal resources for those eligible for military legal assistance.

July 27, 2016

Annual Military U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum

62 active duty, reserves, and military dependents took the oath of citizenship on board the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California. As the Region Legal Service Offic...

July 25, 2016

Defense Service Office Southeast Holds Change of Command

Defense Service Office Southeast (DSO SE) held a change of command ceremony at the Sewells Point Golf Course aboard Naval Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., July 12. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, de...

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...

July 5, 2016

Becoming an American Citizen in the Asia Pacific Area of Responsibility

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 F...

June 30, 2016

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 f...

June 30, 2016

Region Legal Service Office Midwest Hosts Lake County State’s Attorney

GREAT LAKES, Illinois (April 29, 2016) Members of Region Legal Service Office Midwest (RLSO MW) pose for a photograph with attorneys from the Lake County, Ill. State’s Attorney’s Office during a visit to Naval Station Great Lakes. This visit was part...

June 27, 2016

Lt. Cmdr. John Battisti Receives McGinnis Family Award

Lt. Cmdr. John Battisti, judge advocate assigned to the Administrative Law Division (Code 13), received the McGinnis Family Award during the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) graduation at Dewey Field on board Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Islan...

June 22, 2016

2015 Civilians of the Year

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 highly-talented civilians, the selectees’ accomplishments were especially deserving of recognition.

June 14, 2016

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.

June 7, 2016

FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Award

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) awarded Lt. James Yoon the FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Award, at its 31st National Leadership Training Program in Orlando, Fla., on May 11, 2016.

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.

May 23, 2016

Naval Legal Service Command Junior Officer and Sailor of the Quarter

The following individuals have been selected as the Naval Legal Service Command Junior Officer of the Quarter and Sailor of the Quarter for the period of January through March 2016: Junior Officer of the Quarter: Congratulations to Lt. Matthew S. ...

May 6, 2016

Northwestern University School of Law Panel

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.

May 3, 2016

Navy Announces FY17 JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program

The Navy is seeking Sailors for the fiscal year 2017 JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) and announced the deadline for package submission is Dec. 2. The JAG Corps IPP is open to qu...

April 28, 2016

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 ...

April 19, 2016

Vice Admiral Carter Visits RLSO MW

Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter, Jr., Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, visited the Region Legal Service Office Midwest (RLSO MW), meeting with RLSO MW and Defense Service Office North Detachment officers, legalmen from both active and reserve components, and civilians on March 17, 2016.

April 13, 2016

RLSO MW Officers Meet With United States District Court Judges

Officers from the Region Legal Service Office Midwest (RLSO MW) met with two United States District Court Judges for the Northern District of Illinois at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Un...

April 12, 2016

JAG Lieutenant Credits NJROTC for Navy Success

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (February 8, 2016) – Retired Chief Dental Technician Greg Fayfar, Navy Science Instructor (NSI) of the East Aurora (Ill.) High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), pins lieutenant bars on the collar of newly ...

April 4, 2016

2015 ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Distinguished Service Awards

The Navy JAG Community proudly nominated four attorneys and two commands for 2015 Distinguished Service Awards from the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP). We are very pleased to announce t...

April 1, 2016

Avoiding Political Pitfalls This Election Season

It’s election season. So, what does that mean for you as an active-duty service member? One of our most important obligations of citizenship is casting a ballot and making our voices heard by voting. The Department of Defense encourages all members of the Armed Forces to register and vote.

March 30, 2016

Lending a helping paw to the legal community

The Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW), located in Bremerton, Wash., has pioneered a program within the Navy’s legal community. Recently, the military justice department at RLSO Northwest began using canines to comfort victims and witnesses through the criminal trial process. 

March 21, 2016

Women's History Month: Rear Admiral Janet Donovan and Captain Stacy Pedrozo

"From the Revolutionary War to current conflicts, women have played a crucial role in the security of our nation and the success of the U.S. Navy. Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month by profiling women leaders and pioneers across the Navy."

March 18, 2016

Misawa Sailors teach English to local Japanese children

Sailors stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan visited the Ohzora Jido-Kan, a Japanese afterschool care center, where they taught and practiced English with the children there Monday, Feb. 29.

March 16, 2016

SURFLANT Names Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 3, 2016) Force Master Chief Jack Callison, left, and Rear Adm. Chris Grady, right, congratulate Legalman 1st Class Shallon Davis for being named Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic 2015 Shore Sailor of the Year. Assigne...

March 11, 2016

Staying Out of Trouble During March Madness

Mid-March generally brings to mind warmer temperatures, longer days, and perhaps a little luck o’ the Irish. For many sports fans, it also marks the beginning of one of the most wonderful times of the year: the NCAA March Madness Tournament!

March 8, 2016

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

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:

March 2, 2016

Naval Legal Service Command Junior Officer and Sailor of the Quarter

It is my distinct pleasure to recognize outstanding Judge Advocates and Legalmen for professional excellence and dedication to service. The f...

Feb. 22, 2016

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Names Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) named the selection of the 2015 Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year, during a ceremony held at the 3rd Fleet headquarters building in San Diego, Feb. 11. Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) Belinda Hall, attached to Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 1, and Fire Controlman 1st Class (SW/IDW) Brandon York, attached to C3F Staff, were selected as C3F Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY).

Feb. 16, 2016

2015 Superior Performance Awards

It is our great pleasure to recognize 11 outstanding judge advocates for their professional excellence. Please congratulate the following recipients of the 2015 Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) and Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) Superior Performance Awards:

Feb. 12, 2016

U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Sailors of the Year Named

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Adm. Mark Ferguson announced the 2015 CNE-CNA Shore Sailor, Sea Sailor and Junior Sailor of the Year in a ceremony held at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Capodichino, Jan. 29.

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...

Jan. 29, 2016

2015 Legalman of the Year and Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year

The 2015 Legalman of the Year and Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year were announced during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, Jan. 29.

Jan. 25, 2016

U.S., Brazilian, and Chilean Judge Advocates Participate in UNITAS 2015

Lt. Philip Rohlfing served as staff judge advocate for the Combined Task Force during UNITAS Atlantic....

Jan. 22, 2016

NECC celebrates MLK Day

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) celebrated the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Virginia Beach, Jan. 14. Pastor Joseph Fleming, who currently serves as the Chair of the Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Commemoration Service, served as the guest speaker and echoed the civil rights leaders’ timeless thoughts that “the world works better together than apart.”

Jan. 21, 2016

Sasebo Career Fair

Lt. Joseph Horton, legal assistance attorney at Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan's Branch Office in Sasebo, Japan, recently joined several professional representatives at the ...

Jan. 19, 2016

Service to School

Lt. j.g. Joshua Fiveson spends his free time helping lead Service to School, a non-profit that provides free, peer-to-peer admissions counseling to active, inactive, and retired U.S. military service members. As one of the organization’s directors, F...

Jan. 12, 2016

RLSO MIDLANT Hosts Retiree Will Workshop

Lt. Cmdr. David Lee (second from right), Legal Assistance Department Head at Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, and Capt. Lawrence Hill (right), Commanding Officer of Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, speak with retirees at the will w...

Jan. 5, 2016

Basketball Tournament Brings Toys for Tots

Each of the four teams in the basketball tournament wanted to win, but they all agreed that the day was about the kids. Everyone at the gym could see it in the boxes of t...

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.

Dec. 8, 2015

NLSC Junior Officer of the Quarter and Sailor of the Quarter

It is my distinct pleasure to recognize outstanding judge advocates and Legalmen for professional excellence and dedication to service. The fo...

Nov. 5, 2015

Impacting Diversity with Tradition

In 2009, Lt. Tashinda Glover organized a breakfast at Spelman College to kick-off the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead's tour of Spelman and Morehouse Colleges.

Nov. 3, 2015

Tuskegee Airman Visits Naval Justice School

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Enoch Woodhouse II, a Tuskegee airman, visited the Naval Justice School (NJS), Oct. 21, and spoke about his personal experiences of segregation during World War II. Woodhouse spoke to 200 enlisted and officer students and faculty. In attendance were Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, the 43rd Judge Advocate General of the Navy; and Capt. Shannon Kopplin, commanding officer of Naval Justice School.

Nov. 2, 2015

Why US FON Operations in the South China Sea Make Sense

The U.S. Navy’s Freedom of Navigation Program is an important expression of international law. By Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom The U.S. Freedom of Navigation (FON) Program has recently drawn significant attention in the United States and the internatio...

Oct. 22, 2015

Sailors Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 30, 2015) - The heritage committee onboard the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) held a celebration for Hispanic heritage month on the ship’s mess decks, Sept. 30. During the event members of the heritage committee, as well as Sailors of Hispanic descent, spoke about Hispanics throughout history that have made important contributions to our nation.

Oct. 15, 2015

How China Shot Down Its Own A2/AD Lawfare Strategy

Last month, President Obama made political history by becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Arctic, where he discussed American interests in that region and the need for nations around the world to collectively address the challenges of climate change.  During that same week, another momentous event of a different sort occurred nearby:  five warships from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) transited through U.S. territorial seas off the coast of Alaska, near the Aleutian Islands. 

Oct. 14, 2015

Legalman promoted to honorary chief petty officer at NSW pinning ceremony

SAN DIEGO - Aundra Howard sat in the first of 12 long rows of folding chairs, his Navy uniform meticulously pressed, family members sitting on his left and right. Among the hu...

Oct. 9, 2015

SEAFAIR 2015 – A ceremony at sea, welcoming immigrants who serve 

“Welcome,” “welcome,” was a greeting repeated again and again on July 29, 2015 to the eight newly naturalized service members aboard the USS Boxer (LHD-4). Welcome, our brothers and sisters...

Oct. 1, 2015

Lt. Cmdr. Hunter M. Abell Receives WSBA Courageous Award

U.S. Navy officer honored for serving overseas and promoting international relationships From Washington State Bar Association SEATTLE, WA [Sept. 23, 2015] — The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) presented Seattle attorney Lieutenant Commande...

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