U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, commanding general, U.S. Army South, administers the oath of office to newly promoted Capt. Charles Koutras, commanding officer of Navy Reserve Region Legal Service Office Northwest, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Koutras is a civilian attorney at U.S. Army South, whose mission is to conduct security cooperation and respond to contingencies as part of a whole-of-government approach in conjunction with partner nation armies in the U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility as the Theater Army in order to strengthen regional security and counter transnational threats in defense of the homeland.
U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy delivers a speech during a naturalization ceremony at Chapel of Hope. 40 men and women from 18 different countries recited the Oath of Allegiance to the United States and obtained U.S. citizenship.
Appellate Advocacy Training
Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity hosted the 3rd Annual Joint Appellate Advocacy Training at Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, Sept. 22-24. This training was designed for appellate government and defense counsel and provided a forum for discussion of critical appellate legal issues and timely training to enhance the practice of appellate advocacy in our community.