Public Service Award
Lt. Cmdr. John Butler and Lt. Alyssa Nichol together with Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, present Special Agents Devesh Patel and Matthew Miller of NCIS with the U.S. Attorney's Law Enforcement Public Service Award. Special Agents Patel and Miller received the award for their work in a proactive investigation of a Virginia Beach heroin trafficker. Nichol and Butler prosecuted the case as Special Assistant U. S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of Virginia. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia presents Law Enforcement Public Service Awards annually to recognize outstanding work and dedication from federal law enforcement agents.
Supreme Court of Japan
Members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force took part in the Supreme Court of Japan and Tokyo District Court Leadership Development Program. Service members were invited to learn more about the Japanese legal system through observations at various judicial forums (Supreme Court and Tokyo District Court). This visit exposed the local JAG community to the Saiban-in, Japan's recently implemented jury trial.
CNAF JAG Roundtable
Commander, Naval Air Forces held a JAG Roundtable to discuss aviation law aboard Naval Air Station North Island. The JAG Roundtable was chaired by Capt. Johnny Nilsen, fleet judge advocate for Naval Air Forces Pacific, and Capt. Thomas Welsh, fleet judge advocate for Naval Air Force Atlantic.