Sept. 27, 2012
Advancing the Rule of Law Worldwide – DIILS at 20 Years
It’s 0700 on a steamy Monday, and the sun is rising above Lake Kivu in eastern Congo. Fishermen in dugout canoes ply the lake’s waters in pursuit of the first catch of the day. The merchants of Bukavu, the capital of the picturesque South Kivu province, ready their wares to be sold on the streets of the city center. A team of U.S. Navy judge advocates assembles their gear for another day with the Congolese Army.
May 31, 2012
The U.S. Legal Mission in Iraq: The First and Last Chapter
On April 9, 2003, as the world watched ecstatic Iraqis tear down the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad’s Firdos Square, I got word that my flight into Baghdad was set for that night. At that time I was serving as the staff judge advocate for a Special Operations Task Force that was supporting the initial phases of Operation Iraqi
April 17, 2012
ROLFSOs: One Individual Augmentation, Five Different Experiences
We wrap-up our five-part Rule of Law Field Support Officer series with a message from the Commander, Rule of Law Field Support Mission Afghanistan, Rear Adm. James W. Crawford III, followed by our final post by Lt. Jennifer Myers.
April 12, 2012
My deployment to Afghanistan was the adventure of a lifetime. I was assigned as a Rule of Law Field Support Officer (ROLFSO) to Kandahar Provincial Police Headquarters (PHQ) in Kandahar City. As a ROLFSO at Kandahar PHQ, my role was particularly focused on the Afghan National Police (ANP) and the investigative portion of Afghan law enforcement.
April 3, 2012
Lt. Philip Rohlfing with Nawa’s District Community Council Justice Sub Committee....
March 27, 2012
In January 2011, I deployed to Afghanistan as a part of the Rule of Law Field Force–Afghanistan. After I arrived, I was attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, also known as Task Force Duke.
March 22, 2012
Throughout March and April, we will share stories from five Navy judge advocates who have served as Rule of Law Field Support Officers (ROLFSOs). We kick-off the series with an introduction to the Rule of Law mission in Afghanistan by Army Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins. Following the introduction we have our first post provided by Lt. Kyle Fralick, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.