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The following message is from Rear Adm. James W. Crawford, III
It is my distinct pleasure to recognize outstanding judge advocates and legalmen for professional excellence and dedication to service. I am pleased to announce the following individuals have been selected as the Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) Junior Officer of the Quarter and Sailor of the Quarter for the period
January to March 2013:
Junior Officer of the Quarter: Lt. Kathryn A. Young, Defense Service Office Southeast (DSO SE), Branch Office Gulfport, expertly led her team as the sole attorney supervising a Legalman First Class and Limited Duty personnel. In addition to carrying a full defense caseload, Young stood up the training program for DSO SE. Covering an expansive area of responsibility (AOR) formerly composed of three separate commands, Young proactively used distance learning technology to minimize costs and bridge geographical distance. Her leadership and sharp legal acumen set the example for practice at the newly established DSO, where she built a record of successful, zealous litigation throughout the AOR, including Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida; Gulfport, Mississippi; and New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her robust court-martial and administrative board practice, Young provided personal representation services to clients throughout the region. An accomplished advocate, she makes the impossible appear routine, obtaining favorable findings at administrative separation boards and high-stakes courts-martial. Young’s accomplishments this quarter were superlative and inspiring. Her impressive achievements have earned her recognition as the NLSC Junior Officer of the Quarter.
Sailor of the Quarter: Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) Lisa Roundtree, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan, demonstrated exceptional leadership, supervising two legalmen and mentoring 12 Sailors in the Yokosuka area. She provided dedicated paralegal support and managed countless administrative issues in support of three separate offices, ensuring all cases were tried on time and all post trial deadlines were met. During a manpower shortage, she personally processed over 500 Powers of Attorney and 300 affidavits. An active member of the Command Assessment Team and the RLSO Japan Recreation Committee, she organized a Black History Month celebration and several social events, greatly increasing cultural awareness and unit morale. She served as Events Coordinator for the Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) First Class Petty Officer Association and was a voting member of the CFAY Blue Jacket of Year and Blue Jacket of the Quarter boards. Roundtree often volunteered her personal time to conduct base tours and help feed the homeless of Yokosuka. Her remarkable initiative, professional knowledge, and persistent positive demeanor are truly inspirational. Roundtree’s initiative and dedication to duty have earned her recognition as the NLSC Sailor of the Quarter.
As a legal adviser to the base commander, the attorney often grapples with issues outside the courtroom.
By William Browning, Florida Times-Union
Navy Lt. Jesse Adams, a judge advocate general at Mayport Naval Station, is a bachelor who lives in a Neptune Beach apartment.
He drives a Harley-Davidson. He chugs Red Bulls to brighten up on long days. And up until he recently sold his boat, Time Over~Seas, the walls of his office were adorned with its pictures.
“I don’t want to look at them,” he said of the pictures. “She is literally dating someone else.”
Beneath that carefree surface, Adams has an intelligent, driven and professional side. He works out at 5 a.m. most days, quotes Shakespeare in conversation and, since 2011, has been staff judge advocate for Mayport.
Read more at Florida Times-Union
From Mayport Mirror Staff
Naval Station Mayport Staff Advocate Lt. Jesse Adams is the best at what he does, according to the Judge Advocate General and Commander, Naval Legal Service Command. Adams was recently selected as 2012 Command Services Attorney of the Year for his work at NS Mayport.
“To put this into perspective… Lt. Adams is effectively considered to be the best Staff Judge Advocate serving the 66 shore installations throughout the Navy,” said RLSO SE Commanding Officer, Capt. Richard Giroux when he announced Adams selection.
Read more at Mayport Mirror
Flip through the annual issue of the JAG Magazine, a showcase of photos and stories from 2012.
Download Complete Magazine Or Download Select Articles Below:
- Letter from the Judge Advocate General
- New Leadership Takes Helm of Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps
- Naval Legal Service Command Adapts to Best Serve Navy, Clients
- Mentoring Law Students in Afghanistan
- Iraq: The First and Last Chapters of the U.S. Legal Mission
- In the Aftermath of the F/A-18D Crash
- Questions About Living Donor Program Lead to More Than Legal Support for Sailors, Family
- ABA Military Pro Bono Project & Operation Stand-By
- Operating Forward From the Sea
- Taking Justice to the Fleet
- From the Well to the Helm in Six Weeks
- DIILS at 20 Years – Advancing the Rule of Law Worldwide
- Cyber Law: Challenges, Law, and Billets
- JAG Corps 2020.1
- Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
- Photos from the Fleet
The following message is from Rear Adm. James Crawford, III.
It is my privilege to recognize outstanding judge advocates and legalmen for professional excellence and dedication to service. I am pleased to announce the following individuals have been selected as the Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) Junior Officer of the Quarter and Sailor of the Quarter for the period October to December 2012:
Junior Officer of the Quarter: Congratulations to Lt. Jonathan B. Blazek, assigned to Region Legal Service Office, Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, NLSC’s Junior Officer of the Quarter for 1st Quarter FY13. As staff judge advocate for Naval Support Activity Naples, Blazek masterfully addressed myriad challenging legal issues in a dynamic overseas environment. Blazek provided expert advice regarding the Status of Forces Agreement, Italian Customs Circulars, and the Tri-Component Directive for Italy, preserving the privileges of U.S. and NATO members and enhancing quality of life for service members and their families. Blazek provided guidance on numerous high-profile criminal investigations, command investigations, non-judicial punishment proceedings, administrative separations, Freedom of Information Act requests, grievances, access issues, and commercial business requests. Blazek’s outstanding accomplishments have earned him recognition as the NLSC Junior Officer of the Quarter.
Sailor of the Quarter: Congratulations to Legalman 1st Class (Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare) Tiffany Garfield, assigned to Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southeast, Detachment Pensacola, NLSC’s Sailor of the Quarter for 1st Quarter FY13. As the Detachment Leading Petty Officer, she supervised and mentored six legalmen, providing effective and efficient support to five trial counsel. Garfield and her team were critical in ensuring all trials were litigated as scheduled. As the Detachment’s Victim and Witness Assistance Program Coordinator, she ensured each victim and witness received all necessary information and services. A proactive leader, Garfield ensured Pensacola was well prepared for the upcoming tax season by coordinating training and creating guidelines for all 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance participants. Garfield’s strong leadership and dedication to duty have earned her recognition as the NLSC Sailor of the Quarter.
My JAG Corps Story: Videos Showcasing the Diverse Work of Navy Judge Advocates
Meet Lt. Candace Holmes, an attorney assigned to Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington (RLSO NDW). RLSO NDW and its branch offices are organized into departments and divisions that provide services in the functional areas of trial counsel, command services / administrative law, court reporting, ethics counseling, command administration and legal assistance. The U.S. Navy is unique among the services in its ability to project power in all domains: on land, at sea, and in the air. As a Navy judge advocate, you will experience the most diverse legal practice available to an attorney. For more information, check out the U.S. Navy JAG Corps Careers or U.S. Navy JAG Corps Facebook Fan Page.
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