Sept. 7, 2017

Navy JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program Application Tips

We asked some of the Sailors selected for the JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) to share their top tips for success. The JAG Corps IPP is open to active-duty enlisted personnel and Navy full-time support personnel, in any rating or mili...

Sept. 1, 2017

NMCCA Clerk Receives Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tracey Holtshirley, senior judicial clerk of the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA), accepted the Blacks In Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award at t...

Aug. 25, 2017

Continuing Promise 2017

Coordinating the legal acceptance and shipping from the U.S. to Honduras of over $750,000 in medical donations from a private organization...

Aug. 22, 2017

Reenlistment aboard USS Wyoming

In July, I reenlisted aboard the USS Wyoming (SSBN 742). Capt. Robert J. Clark, chief of staff of Commander, Submarine Group 10, administered the oath of enlistment and my Command Mas...

Aug. 18, 2017

Judge Advocates Honored by American Bar Association

Capt. Art Record, deputy assistant judge advocate general (Criminal Law Division), received the Outstanding Military Service Career Judge Advocate Award and Lt. Thomas Caruso, staff judge advocate at...

Aug. 15, 2017

San Remo Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) Competition

As the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Division and the Leadership Ethics and Law (LEL) curriculum course director, I served as the coach and te...

Aug. 11, 2017

At the Helm

Seaman Michael Martin was at the helm of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), as we sailed down the Elizabeth River from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to conduct Sea Trials which took place July 21-25. Mart...

Aug. 4, 2017

Stephen Waldron Accepted into the Executive Masters of Business Administration

Stephen Waldron, Fiscal & Resource Services Support (Code 64), was recently accepted into the Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) program at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).

Aug. 2, 2017

JAG Trip Log: Japan, Korea and Guam

NAF Atsugi Executive Officer Cmdr. Matt Szoka greets Judge Advocate General Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III before departing on a tour of the installation...

July 28, 2017

Ms. Kazumi Takahara passes California Bar

Vice Adm. James W. Crawford personally congratulated Ms. Kazumi Takahara for passing the California Bar on June 20, 2017. Takahara has been a valued employee of the Region Legal Service Office (...

July 27, 2017

Retirement Ceremony Honoring Master Chief Legalman Suzanne H. Burleigh

“Put your hand in a bucket of water; that’s the Navy with you in it. Now, take your hand out of that bucket. That’s the Navy without you; the Navy will be fine.” Capt. Michael Boock (...

July 25, 2017

RLSO Southeast Holds Change of Command

Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) held a change of command ceremony on June 30 at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center aboard Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Rear Adm. John ...

July 21, 2017

Region Legal Service Office Japan

Legalman 1st Class Chen Nee and his assigned partner for the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Bilateral Leadership Continuum receive their graduation certificates. 

July 17, 2017

Reflections on the RLSO Southeast Symposium

CAPT Klein’s opening remarks set the tone for the RLSO Southeast Training Symposium, by reminding every attendee of our priorities: service, shipmate, self. Given that our region stretches from Guant...

July 14, 2017

USNA Legalman promoted under Navy's Meritorious Advancement Program

Legalman 2nd Class Malisha Eley,U.S. Naval Academy Commandant Legalman, was advanced to Legalman 1st Class and pinned by Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, in a...

July 7, 2017

Judge Advocate Presents Research at the University of Iceland

Lt. Adam Smith, Region Legal Service Office EURAFSWA Detachment Rota, presented independent research at the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 29, 2017.

July 6, 2017

JAA and JAF Honors Two Navy JAGs

Two members of the Navy JAG community – Capt. Charles Passaglia and Cmdr. Clif Hutchinson – were honored with Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Awards. The awards – which are p...

June 30, 2017

First Fairy Tale Land Circuit Court

It was a tough week for canines in the First Fairy Tale Land Circuit Court. In early June, students in the third and fifth grades at the Bahrain Department of Defense Dependent School -- assisted by Lt. ...

June 23, 2017

First Navy Sailor Earns Law Degree Through JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program

On May 20, Aviation Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Christopher Salmon, from Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW), graduated from George M...

June 22, 2017

2017 Navy JAG Corps Summer Interns

Ana Maria Burgos-Solis, University of San Diego, School of Law Western Judicial Circuit "I chose to pursue a career in law because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. While in law school, I had the opportunity to clerk for the USD V...

June 20, 2017

Two All-Star Navy Daughters

Twenty-one years ago, Capt. Jim Lucci -- commanding officer, Defense Service Office Pacific -- and Capt. Dom Flatt -- commanding officer, Region Legal Service Office Japan -- started Officer In...

June 16, 2017

Legalman Named Naval Construction Group TWO Senior Sailor of the Quarter

Legalman 1st Class Felicia Allen, assigned to Naval Construction Group TWO (NCG 2), was selected as the Senior Sailor of the Quarter. "Receiving this honor is a huge accomplishment for me," ...

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...

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