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Legalman 1st Class Melissa M. Crespo is reenlisted by Capt. Edward White, the deputy chief prosecutor (motions & appeals) for the office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions at the Lincoln Memorial March 14. Crespo is a Navy Reservist who is currently mobilized and assigned to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions. In her civilian life, she is a DoD Police Officer at Naval Station Norfolk. Military commissions are a form of military tribunal convened to try individuals for unlawful conduct associated with war. Today, a Convening Authority appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Defense convenes military commissions under the Military Commissions Act of 2009, passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Barack Obama on October 27, 2009. (Photo by MSgt James Hodge, USAF)

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command legal team welcome new assistant force judge advocate, Lt. Sara Neugroschel. From left, Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) Ivan E. Diaz Santana, Cmdr. Thomas Leary, Cmdr. Joseph Eldred, Lt. Cmdr. Peter Pascucci, and Neugroschel. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command conducts persistent maritime operations to forward U.S. interests, deter and counter disruptive countries, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote a secure maritime environment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Chief Petty Officer

Chief Ship's Serviceman Barbara Lynch, left, Chief Cryptologic Technician Technical Ashley Jones, Chief Information Systems Technician Warren Quiambao, and Chief Legalman Justin Wheeler demonstrate the wear of chief petty officer uniforms throughout history. The chief petty officer grade was first established April 1, 1893 by Navy General Order 409. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class George M. Bell/ Released)
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