April 26, 2022
Motivated Sailors Wanted! Join the Legalman Rate!
The Navy’s Legalman community is seeking motivated E-3 and E-4 Sailors who are want to establish a rate or expand their career opportunities through both direct conversion or Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT). This is an outstanding opportunity for Sailors who have good judgement, resourceful in high pressure situations, and excels in a culture of learning.
April 11, 2022
Legalman is Joint Command Shore Sailor of the Year
Legalman 1st Class Luisa Rosado De Los Santos – who currently serves as the Law Office Manager for the Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – was named the 2021 Joint Command Shore Sailor of the Year. The award was presented by her senior enlisted leader during a special ceremony at the Pentagon on March 1, 2022.
March 21, 2022
2021 JAG Legalman of the Year and Naval Legal Service Command Service Member of the Year
Washington, D.C. —
Navy Legalman 1st Class Phillip Farris – who is assigned to Carrier Strike Group Twelve – has been named the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) 2021 Legalman of the Year. Navy Legalman 1st Class Hailee Montes – who is assigned to Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Northwest Detachment Hawaii – is the Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) 2021 Service Member of the Year.
Jan. 7, 2022
JAG Community Member Receives LATINA Style Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. —
In September 2021, Legalman 1st Class Lorena Morales received a LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award at the 18th Annual National LATINA Symposium. Morales currently serves as a paralegal in the Legal Assistance Office at Region Legal Service Office Southwest’s branch office in Lemoore, Calif.
Sept. 23, 2021
Legalman Earns Commission During Career Intermission
MILLINGTON, Tenn. —
Proving the Navy can help you achieve your goals, Legalman 1st Class Chelse Wilson took advantage of the Career Intermission Program (CIP) to earn a law degree and receive a commission into the Judge Advocate General Corps.
June 4, 2021
Legalman Named Office of the Secretary of Defense Sailor of the Year
Legalman 1st Class Sophia Davis was named Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Sailor of the Year (SOY) by the Navy’s senior enlisted leader at OSD. She was chosen from among Sailors assigned to all activities under the direct supervision of OSD. Davis currently serves as a defense paralegal in the Legal Department in the Office of Military Commissions.
April 26, 2021
Navy Legalman are Meritoriously Advanced
Washington, D.C. —
Two Sailors from the Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) community earned promotions through the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) in February.
March 22, 2021
2020 JAG Legalman of the Year and Naval Legal Service Command Service Member of the Year
Leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps Judge Advocate General (JAG) communities honored the achievements and service of the top enlisted Sailors and Marines during a virtual recognition ceremony on March, 22nd.
Jan. 4, 2021
49th Anniversary of the Legalman Rating
On January 4, 1972 – 49 years ago – Secretary of the Navy John Chaffee approved the establishment of the Legalman (LN) rating and converted 275 Sailors to LNs. Today, the LN community includes more than 600 active and Reserve LNs – a diverse force of skilled paralegals delivering essential support to the Navy Fleet around the globe.
July 6, 2020
Chief Legalman Graduates from the Senior Enlisted Academy on the Dean’s List
Chief Legalman Daniela Briceno – a valued and experienced member of the Navy JAG community – recently graduated from the military’s Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) with high honors. The SEA is a 10-week leadership development program for active and Reserve enlisted personnel from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and National Guard, as well as from international service partners. SEA instruction is focused on management, leadership, national security, and physical fitness.
March 27, 2020
LN2 Sawyer Selected for the In-Service Procurement Program
The Navy JAG community's In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) Selection Board convened to consider 13 highly qualified candidates on Feb. 4, 2020. The board relied upon the “whole person” concept to identify applicants with the greatest potential for successful service as a Navy judge advocate. Ultimately, Legalman 2nd Class Cade A. Sawyer was named the 2020 IPP selected.
Jan. 9, 2020
Navy Announces New Legalman Conversion Opportunities
Beginning in 2020, the Navy’s Legalman (LN) community is expanding career opportunities for Sailors interested in cross-rating.
Jan. 25, 2019
2018 Legalman of the Year and 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 Jan. 25.
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.
Jan. 5, 2018
Moultrie Native is Serving on USS Eisenhower
In celebration of the 46th anniversary of the Legalman rating, the following news article -- released by the Navy Office of Community Outreach and highlighting the contributions of Legalman 2nd Class Nikki Millican -- was selected as this week's #BZF...
Jan. 4, 2018
No Further Questions For USS Frank Cable's Sailor of the Year
"It’s super intense. The room is thick. You can hear yourself breathing,” said Legalman 1st Class Diamond Harris as she describes the atmosphere of the Sailor of the Year board process on board the submarine...
Oct. 20, 2017
Legalman Receives National Image Inc. Award
Legalman 1st Class Evelin Garcia, assigned to Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW), was selected as the naval active-duty recipient of the 2017 National Image Inc., Meritorious Service Awa...
Sept. 22, 2017
Legalman Receives LATINA Style 2017 Distinguished Meritorious Service Award
The LATINA Style organization honored Chief Legalman Alicia R. Cooper, Naval Legal Service Command, with the LATINA Style 2017 Distinguished Meritorious Service Award at the 14th Annual National LATI...
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...
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...
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. 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.
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 ...
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:
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.
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.
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...
Dec. 9, 2014
Navy Legalmen Hone Skills in Two-Part Program
On Sept. 12, 2014, 16 legalmen from duty stations around the world graduated from the Mid-Level Legalman Course held at Naval Justice School Deta...
July 3, 2014
Pago Pago, American Samoa native serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman
Petty Officer Jasmine Laumoli serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman....
Dec. 3, 2013
Last spring, I had the opportunity to travel to Haiti and volunteer at the Maison Fortune Orphanage School, officially named, “L’Ecole Mixte Jean Louis Fortuné.” Maison F...
Aug. 21, 2013
Taking a Break
Legalman 2nd Class Nadine Williams always had dreams of becoming a lawyer.
May 30, 2013
Navy Legalmen Revive "Tacking on the Crow"
Legalman 2nd Class Lindsay Small, Legalman 2nd Class Rah'Asia Hicks, and Legalman 2nd Class C. Brooke Casey revive a naval tradition, tacking on the crow....
May 23, 2013
Spotlight On: Master Chief Legalman Shannon Charles
This week, we congratulate Master Chief Legalman Shannon Charles, who recently earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University. This accomplis...
July 11, 2012
Command Master Chief Farewell
Master Chief Legalman Chris Browning retired July 2 after more than 25 years of service in the Navy. He most recently served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Judge Advocate General and the Command Master Chief for Commander, Naval Legal Service Command. Master Chief Legalman Paul St. Sauver took the reins from Master Chief Browning following the Washington Navy Yard ceremony.
June 12, 2012
Legalman Receives Victim Assistance Award
Legalman 2nd Class Lisa Martin, Region Legal Service Office Southeast, received the Outstanding Victim Advocate award during the 28th annual observation of National Victim’s Rights week, hosted by the Mayor’s Victim Assistance Advisory Council in Jac...
April 24, 2012
Legalmen: Why We Should Develop the Art of Writing Persuasively
With an aristocratic drawl, Bryan Garner gently informed a group of Seattle-area legal professionals that they were trained to write poorly. In attendance at Garner’s writing seminar - in addition to civilian legal professionals - were 15 service members from Naval Legal Service Office Northwest. Indistinguishable in their civilian attire, attorneys and legalmen alike were excited to meet the legendary Garner, author of law school favorites The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style, The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts, and Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (a book he co-authored with Justice Antonin Scalia).
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...
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 ...