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Defense Symposium

Members of the Navy Defense Service Enterprise met in San Diego, Calif., this past September for the Defense Service Office Defending Sexual Assault Cases Symposium hosted by Defense Counsel Assistance Program. Defense counsel, paralegals, and Defense Litigation Support Specialists focused on issues impacting the practice.

USS Boxer

Rear Adm. Carol Lynch, deputy JAG (Reserve Affairs and Operations) and deputy commander of Naval Legal Service Command, visited the USS Boxer (LHD 4). The US Navy JAG Corps visit was part of a tour to learn about matters of interest to the Navy Reserve and Navy Reserve Law Program and to meet with active component commands and operational forces supported by the program.

Trident Juncture

Prior to sailing to the North Sea to begin the NATO exercise Trident Juncture, U.S. judge advocates met and discussed operational law at a pre-sail conference for Trident Juncture 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland, in October 2018. From left, Lt. Kathy Beard, Lt. John Casper, Maj. Jaclyn Urso, Cmdr. Jonathan Flynn, and Cmdr. Mary Murphy.

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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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