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.

Nov. 17, 2016

Special Power of Attorney

Sailor readiness has always been a top priority for commands throughout the fleet. When gearing up for deployment or traveling overseas, most Sailors require legal assistance in the form of a special power of attorney.

Oct. 19, 2016

Navy JAG Corps Reserve Holds Change of Office

WASHINGTON -- Rear Adm. Carol M. Lynch relieved Rear Adm. Janet R. Donovan as the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and Operations and Deputy Commander, Naval Legal ...

Oct. 4, 2016

Judge Advocate Receives WSBA Professionalism Award

The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) presented Poulsbo attorney Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Hinson with its 2016 Professionalism Award. The award is in recognition of his career of legal service to the U.S. Navy. WSBA President Bill Hyslop presented the award at the WSBA Annual Awards Dinner on Sept. 29, 2016, at the Sheraton Seattle.

Sept. 30, 2016

Navy JAG Corps Hosts Integrated Legal Services for Victims Conference

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- More than 170 attorneys and support staff from across the services gathered for training at the Integrated Legal Services for Victims (ILSV) Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, ...

Sept. 28, 2016

U.S. Navy Judge Advocates team up with Partner Nations during PANAMAX

Twenty-one judge advocates from four nations assembled at Naval Station Mayport, in late July for a two week Command Post exercise, PANAMAX 2016. PANAMAX is one of the largest multinational military exercises...

Sept. 19, 2016

Military Spouses Complete Chief Petty Officer Season Together in Hawaii

Chief Legalman Belinda Hall received her golden anchors alongside her military spouse, Gunnery Sgt. Corey Hall in Pearl Harbor on Sept. 16.

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.

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