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Pacific Partnership

Lt. Ingrid Paige, who is attached to the Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan branch office in Singapore, is currently serving as a staff judge advocate in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH-19).

Maritime Exercise

First Tour Judge Advocates (FTJA), Lt. j.g. John O. Wilson and Lt. j.g. Derek Kandt participated in a two week exercise with U.S. Sixth Fleet. Hosted by the USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), the FTJAs learned the basics of being a sailor, how the Fleet supports the theater's mission, and assisted in conducting exercises for stability in the Levant Region. During the two-week Juniper Cobra 2018 exercise, the FTJAs supported Sixth Fleet Force judge advocates in providing legal advice to commanders and operators.

Law School Panel

JAG Corps members visited the William & Mary Law School for a panel hosted by the Military and Veterans Law Society and the Women's Law Society. Officers discussed their experiences joining the military and personal challenges they have faced in the military. From left: Cmdr. Mary Murphy, Cmdr. Angela Tang, Capt. Moira Modzelewski, Lt. Chelsea King, and Lt. Alyssa Nichol.

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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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