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July 15, 2018
Providing Legal Support for the “Carrier in the Desert”
Few judge advocates and legalmen get to work in the aviation community, and even fewer have an opportunity to serve as the indispensable legal team for the “Carrier in the Desert.” The staff at Regio...
July 13, 2018
Legal Advisor to the Physical Evaluation Board
Today, we’re highlighting Lt. Autumn Gibo, legal advisor to the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) at the Secretary of the Navy Council of Review Boards (SECNAVCORB),...
July 10, 2018
Judge Advocates Join 22 Nations for BALTOPS Exercise
U.S. judge advocates and NATO legal advisors met at the BALTOPS 18 Pre-Sail Conference in Klaipeda, Lithuania, discussing both real world and exercise issues of international and operational law. The Conference was a final opportunity for face-to-f...
June 29, 2018
Joint Training Delegation
Lt. Joshua Fiveson, Defense Service Office West, recently served as an adjunct instructor for a joint-delegation to the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense. Fiveson taught a two-week cour...
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 22, 2018
Victims’ Legal Counsel Serves as Panelist at Italian Jurisprudence Conference
Lt. Robert McRight, Navy Victims' Legal Counsel (VLC) Naples, Italy participated in a military justice panel in Santa Maria Capua Vetere on May 25, 2018. The panel, entitled "Magistratura ...
June 19, 2018
Reservist Argues High-Profile Case Before CAAF
Capt. Bree Ermentrout argued an emerging issue before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 5. Ermentrout is attached to the Navy’s Reserve Law Program unit which provides support...
June 15, 2018
2018 Navy JAG Corps Summer Interns
The Navy JAG Corps is proud to welcome our 2018 summer interns! The Navy JAG Corps offers internships and externships to law students wishing to gain valuable legal experience, the opportunity for academic credit, and greater insight into life as a N...
Lt. Andrea Kissner Receives Military Volunteer in Action Award
Lt. Andrea Kissner, Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) Lemoore, received the 2018 Military Volunteer in Action Award from Soroptimist International of Hanford for her work in the community in Ap...
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...
Navy Reserve Law Program Holds East Coast Training Symposium
The Navy Reserve JAG community met to discuss the latest developments related to the Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps May 5-6 at the 2018 East Coast Military Law Training Symposium ...
June 8, 2018
Leah Davenport selected for Executive Leadership Development Program
Leah Davenport was selected for the 2018-2019 DoD Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), a civilian education program for DoD employees who have demonstrated outstanding leadership po...
June 6, 2018
Navy JAG Corps Strengthens Diversity Outreach, Partnerships
The Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps is welcoming its most diverse assembly of new judge advocates, the organization announced today.
June 5, 2018
Military Personnel (Code 61)
From “cradle to grave,” the primary focus of the Military Personnel Division (Code 61) is the recruitment, retention, manpower resources and career progression of Navy judge advocates. They are also responsible for implementing the JAG Corps diversity initiatives.
June 1, 2018
Judge Advocates Recognized by JAA and FAPAC
Last month, two Navy judge advocates – Cmdr. Sylvaine Wong and Cmdr. Ken Magee – were honored with Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards from the Judge Advocates Association (...
May 31, 2018
Female Service Members Speak to NYU Council During Fleet Week
NEW YORK — For the third year in a row, service members from the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard participated in an event to help provide insight into the experience of being a woman in the military. Members and guests of New York University’s Women’s Initiative listened to officers and senior enlisted females at the council’s “An Insider View of Women in the Military” event held during Fleet Week New York (FWNY).
May 23, 2018
Navy JAG Corps Leaders Break New Ground with U.K. Partnership
The Navy JAG Corps publicly announced on May 23, 2018, the establishment of a new partnership with the U.K. Royal Naval Legal Services Office.
May 18, 2018
Legalman Earns Law Degree Through JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program
Legalman 1st Class Sharon Soileau, Region Legal Service Office Hawaii, graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law, earning her Juris Doc...
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.
May 11, 2018
Judge Advocates Participate in Sixth Fleet Maritime Exercise
Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia (EURAFSWA) sent two first tour judge advocates, Lt. j.g. John O. Wilson and Lt. j.g. Derek Kandt, on an exercise with U.S. Sixth Fleet in March 2018. During the two-week Juniper Cobra 2018 exercise, they supported Sixth Fleet Force Judge Advocates in providing legal advice to commanders and operators.
May 8, 2018
National Security Law (Code 10)
The Office of the Judge Advocate General International and Operational Law Division (Code 10) provides legal services in diverse areas involving law of the sea; law of armed conflict; international agreements and negotiations; foreign criminal jurisdiction; and international maritime environmental law affecting U.S. Navy and Department of Defense interests.
May 4, 2018
IWC Day Promotes Professional Development
At Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW), we recently recognized two outstanding members of our JAG co...
April 27, 2018
Legalman Named 2017 Shore Sailor of the Year
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran announced the 2017 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., April 19.
April 25, 2018
2018 Military Law Training Symposium
Navy Reserve JAG officers met in Dallas, Texas at the 2018 Military Law Training Symposium for the West Coast April 7-8, 2018. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Deputy Judge Advocate General, and Rear Adm. Carol M. Lynch, Deputy Judge...
April 20, 2018
Legalman Named 2017 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year Finalists
Legalman 1st Class Cynthia Hunter, Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command, was recently named the 2017 Navy Region Northwest Reserve Sailor of the Year and was one of five finalists to compete for Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year.
April 13, 2018
JAG Community Personnel Support Pacific Partnership 2018
Lt. Ingrid Paige, who is attached to the Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan branch office in Singapore, is currently serving as a staff judge advocate in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). Deployed ...
April 6, 2018
Judge Advocate Receives Garrison Award
Lt. Lucianna ("Luci") Stamper was recognized at the 2018 U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Legal Conference in Tampa, Florida, as the 2017 Garrison Award winner. The Maj. Gen. ...
April 3, 2018
Navy Environmental Law Practice - Marine Mammal Research
It's safe to say that the Navy is a unique client when it comes to environmental law. Many of the challenges are intuitive when you consider the Navy is a kine...
March 30, 2018
Judge Advocate Attends Oxford Course for Military and Government Lawyers
Lt. Jade Gaudet, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA), became the first U.S. Navy officer to attend the 2018 Oxford Course for Military and Government Lawyers. Beginning as informal training to active international and operational Royal Navy Legal Advisors, the Oxford Course is now a main component of all new Royal Navy Legal Advisers’ initial training.
March 27, 2018
Administrative Law (Code 13)
Located in the Pentagon, the Administrative Law Division (Code 13), which is a component of the Naval Civil Law Support Activity, is an office of 19 uniformed attorneys, two civilian attorneys, and three civilian employees.
JAG Spouses Recognized for Outstanding Service in Western Pacific
For sailors and families alike, serving in the Western Pacific Area of Operation comes with unique responsibilities and enormous opportunities. Among these opportunities includes service...
March 23, 2018
Judge Advocate serves on US-French bilateral mission
Lt. Amy C. Zajac, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA), served as staff judge advocate for U.S. military personnel aboard the French Navy Mistral-class LHD Tonnerre (L9014) as it executed a bilateral U.S.-French mission, the first of its kind, in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and Gulf of Aden.
March 16, 2018
RLSO MIDLANT Recruiting Team
Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic's (RLSO MIDLANT) recruiting team hosted an all-day recruiting event, "A Day in the Life of a U.S. Navy JAG," welcoming 18 law students, 2 Direct Appointment can...
March 13, 2018
JAG Corps 50th Milestones: Military Justice Litigation Career Track
On Dec. 8, 2017, the Navy JAG Corps celebrated its golden anniversary. Throughout this milestone 50th year, we will periodically look back on important breakthroughs and events t...
March 9, 2018
Legalman Selected for Command Senior Enlisted Leader Program
Senior Chief Legalman Karyn Sigurdsson, assigned to Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW), was selected for the Navy's Command Senior Enlisted Leader P...
March 2, 2018
Guam Professional Development Event
Legalman 2nd Class Adrienne Hill, Region Legal Service Office Japan Branch Office Guam, executed an island-wide professional development event with the Guam Veterans' Treatment Court (VTC). Hill was responsib...
Feb. 28, 2018
Lt. Jared Hudson and I recently went underway to provide legal assistance to the crew of the USS Newport News (SSN 750). The "New-News" is a Los Angeles class fast-at...
Feb. 27, 2018
RLSO NW Says Goodbye to Historic Building 243
Legalman 1st Class Jayme Chervinski and Legalman First Class Rashay Stokes carry boxes from Building 243 to the U-Haul as RLSO NW Branch Office Whidbey Island prepares to relocate to Building 2739....
Feb. 23, 2018
Intelligence Specialist Selected for JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program
The Fiscal Year 2018 Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) selection board met in February to consider 24 highly qualified applicants and selected Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Thaddeus H. Tate Jr., Office of Naval Intelligence.
Feb. 20, 2018
JAG Talk is now on iTunes and Google Play! Remember to like and subscribe! JAG Talk is a podcast series featuring Navy JAG community experts. Listen to in-depth discussions about different legal fields and hear insights and lessons learned from prac...
Feb. 16, 2018
Region Legal Service Office Midwest Receives Retention Excellence Award
Last week, Region Legal Service Office Midwest (RLSO MW) was named a fiscal year 2017 Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Retention Excellence Award winner. The award recognizes superior ...
Feb. 9, 2018
Legalmen Named Sea, Shore Sailor of the Year
Legalman 1st Class Jean Yusten was named the 2017 U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Shore Sailor of the Year during a ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, base theater Jan. 26. The announcement was the culminating event followi...
Feb. 2, 2018
2017 JAG Legalman of the Year and Naval Legal Service Command Sailor of the Year
Leaders of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) community honored the outstanding service of top enlisted Sailors during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on Feb. 2. Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW/SCW) Kareshia T. Stallworth – currently assigned to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) – was named the 2017 Legalman of the Year. Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) Shamia L. Briscoe – currently assigned to Region Legal Service Office Southwest (RLSO SW) – was named the 2017 Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) Sailor of the Year.
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. 26, 2018
Meet Kristen Childers RLSO SW Administrative Officer
“If you’re going to do something, give it your full effort or don’t do it at all.” A lesson Kristen Childers learned early on and that has stuck with her, in everything she does...
Jan. 23, 2018
Navy’s 2018 VITA Program is Open for Business
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Income Tax Frequently Asked Questions
When does tax season start and end? Persons residing within the United States: The tax season begins Jan. 29. For resident aliens and U.S. citizens residing within the United States, the filing deadline to submit 2017 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, 2018, rather than the traditional April 15 date. Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on that Monday, which pushes the deadline to the next day for most of the nation. Persons residing within the United States can request a 6-month extension.
Jan. 19, 2018
Yokosuka Holiday Benefit Concert Assisted Local Residents in Need
In December, members of the Yokosuka JAG community -- through their participation in the Japanese Community Legal Association (JCLA) -- continued an annual holiday tradition of supporting Kaifu Gakuen,...
Jan. 12, 2018
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay JAGs Flourish Performing Cutting Edge Legal Work
Permanent-party judge advocates are assigned to support Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ("NSGB") for 18-to-30 month tours. Navy and Marine Corps judge advocates who do so trace a history of over a hal...
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...