March 28, 2012

Navy Lawyer Wins Distinguished Award for Energy Security Thesis

A judge advocate was awarded the Jamie Grodsky Award for Environmental Law Scholarship from The George Washington University Law School March 22 for his original paper on reforming the nation's renewable fuel policy.

March 27, 2012

ROLFSOs: One Individual Augmentation, Five Different Experiences

​In January 2011, I deployed to Afghanistan as a part of the Rule of Law Field Force–Afghanistan.  After I arrived, I was attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, also known as Task Force Duke. 

March 26, 2012

Navy JAG Mentors Afghan Law Students

In my short time as a Navy judge advocate, I have had many interesting experiences on land and at sea. One of my most rewarding experiences has been mentoring a group of young Afghan law students as they prepared for the Phili...

March 22, 2012

ROLFSOs: One Individual Augmentation, Five Different Experiences

Throughout March and April, we will share stories from five Navy judge advocates who have served as Rule of Law Field Support Officers (ROLFSOs).  We kick-off the series with an introduction to the Rule of Law mission in Afghanistan by Army Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins. Following the introduction we have our first post provided by Lt. Kyle Fralick, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

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...

March 1, 2012

Judge advocate provides pro bono service

Judge advocates, unlike many civilian attorneys, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At a moment’s notice, judge advocates must be ready to serve our clients whenever and ...

Feb. 28, 2012

Spot Delivery Car Sales

This article is not a substitute for individual legal advice and readers are advised that they should consult a lawyer to obtain proper advice for any legal issue. The most common car purchase pr...

Feb. 23, 2012

NLSO EURAFSWA and BUMED Assist Sailor and Family with Living Donor Program

In memory of U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Ronald Alden "Cookie" Cookson: Cookson and his wife, Susan Cookson, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., August 2011....

Jan. 13, 2012

2011 Legalman and Sailor of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Legalman 1st Class (SW/EXW/IDW) Anaestasia Jackson on her selection as the 2011 Judge Advocate General Outstanding Legalman of the Year, and Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) Alicia Mares on her selection as the 2011 Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year. In a community ripe with highly talented legalmen, their service during 2011 was particularly noteworthy.

Nov. 22, 2011

Have you considered serving as a Navy legalman?

The JAG Corps is actively seeking applications from Sailors desiring conversion to the legalman rating. Opportunity is limited, so interested Sailors must act quickly. You must be on active duty, serving in paygrades E-3 through E-5, and have less ...

Nov. 17, 2011

Prosecution, Defense Discuss Arraignment in USS Cole Case

They waited 11 years, but today a planeload of Americans who traveled here earlier this week saw the arraignment of Abd al Rahim Hussein Muhammed al N...

Nov. 1, 2011

JAG Corps 2020.1

The following message was released by Judge Advocate General of the Navy Vice Adm. James Houck and Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy Rear Adm. Nanette M. DeRenzi. The JAG Corps published JAG Corps 2020 five years ago to chart our course for ...

Aug. 15, 2011

Military Personnel Code 61

When I found out I would be taking over Military Personnel (Code 61), I asked  my colleague, “Don’t they do recruiting?” I had to  confirm that the office was in D.C. and not Millington. Since then, I’ve come to appreciate that the work of  Code 61 impacts the careers of every judge advocate.

March 30, 2011

Information Operations and Intelligence Law – Code 18

OJAG’s Code 18 was established in October 2009 in response to the critical need for a JAG community of experts in information operations, intelligence law, and cyber law and policy. Its establishment complimented the Navy’s unveiling of the Information Dominance Corps, OPNAV N2/N6, and the stand up of Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet. In support of the CNO’s conviction that the Navy will be at the forefront of managing information flows across the cyberspace warfighting domain in the next conflict, Code 18 establishes OJAG as a crucial player in this effort.

Jan. 15, 2010

Criminal Law (Code 20)

Most everyone knows Code 20 as the Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG) division that sends out the military justice newsmailers. If you’re in a military justice billet, you may also think of us as the office that provides trial and defense counsel assistance. What you may be surprised to learn, however, is that those things are a relatively small – though fun – part of what we do.

Oct. 21, 2009

Take a ride on the Wild side

Legalman 2nd Class Rosemary Cronin, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, displayed her athletic talent by helping her team finish in 4th place out of 24 Navy teams that participated in the Navy...

May 2, 2008

Legalman Joins MCPON Staff

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (SW/FMF)(MCPON) Joe Campa, Jr. recently selected LN1(SW/AW) Cindy Rodriguez to join his staff for a four year tour.

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