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...
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.
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...
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...
Sept. 24, 2015
DSO West Holds Change of Command
Defense Service Office (DSO) West held a change of command ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, on September 18, 2015. Rear Adm. John G. Hannink, Commander of Naval Lega...
Aug. 18, 2015
Region Legal Service Office Northwest Receives Distinguished Service Award
Silverdale, Wash – The American Bar Association has announced the Region Legal Service Office Northwest was recognized for exceptional performance in the area of legal assistance and was awarded the 2014 Distingu...
Aug. 11, 2015
RLSO NDW Holds Change of Command
Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW) held a change of command ceremony at its courtroom spaces aboard the Washington Navy Yard, District of...
Aug. 7, 2015
RLSO Midwest Holds Change of Command
Rear Adm. John Hannick, Judge Advocate General of the Navy and Commander of Naval Legal Service Command, presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Gregory Bart relieved Capt. Terrence Costello as commanding officer of Region Legal Service Office (R...
Aug. 4, 2015
Navy Judge Advocates Speak to Interns About Careers
Now that summer is here, Navy JAG Corps interns have come to the National Capital Region (NCR) to participate in a range of Navy activities, and to learn about a future career in the naval service. At a panel discussion aboard the Washington Navy Yard, attorneys from the Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG), Military Personnel (Code 61), the Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW), as well as the Defense Service Office North, sat down with interns from the NCR to talk about what they can expect from their first tour in the corps, June 9, 2015.
July 30, 2015
Prep work to testify for Navy Medicine Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners
BREMERTON, Wash. - From the clinical to the courtroom, the initial Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner (SAMFE) training held at Naval Hospital Bremerton switched to the military justice process for t...
July 14, 2015
JTF-GTMO Legalmen awarded commendation
The Assistant Command Fitness Leaders (ACFLs) for Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) recently received commendation from Rear Adm. Kyle Cozard, commander, JTF-GTMO and Capt. Mark Winter, chie...