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USS Carl Vinson

Lt. Diana Zamani and Lt. Michelle Flash, Region Legal Service Office Northwest, pose for a photo with Cmdr. Matthew Sklerov, Lt. Cmdr. David Hammond, and Lt. Jonathan Siladi aboard the USS Carl Vinson. Zamani and Flash spent 10 days aboard the Vinson offering legal assistance to Sailors while assisting Sklerov in his duties, including preparation of operational law briefs.

Subject Matter Expert Exchange

Military attorneys from the Spanish Military Juridical Corps (Cuerpo Jurídico Militar), the Office of Defense Cooperation, and the United States Marine Corps 2nd Marine Regiment meet with judge advocates assigned to Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, SW Asia Detachment Rota in the courtroom at Naval Station Rota, during a Subject Matter Expert Exchange.

Multinational Engagement

Lt. Christin Cotten, center, coordinated and conducted a multinational military engagement among the legal advisors from Camp Lemonnier (CLDJ), Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF). The offices collaborated on legal issues and other matters of mutual interest. Cotten is currently on an Individual Augmentation to Djibouti from Region Legal Service Office Naval District Washington.

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The Convention on the Law of the Sea

Aircraft carriers sail the open water.

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) supports implementation of the National Security Strategy, provides legal certainty in the world's largest maneuver space, and preserves essential navigation and overflight rights. Over one hundred and sixty nations and the European Union are Party to the Convention – but not the United States, the world's leading maritime nation.

UNCLOS supports implementation of the National Security Strategy, provides legal certainty in the world's largest maneuver space, and preserves essential navigation and overflight rights. Over one hundred and sixty nations and the European Union are Party to the Convention – but not the United States, the world's leading maritime nation.

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