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Navy Judge Advocate General Visits NMCSD

Naval Medical Center San Diego

On April 10, Navy Judge Advocate General Vice Adm. Darse E. "Del" Crandall Jr., visited the combined Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Navy legal staff at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) to express his appreciation for their collective efforts and the legal services they provide.



2023 Service Members of the Year

Navy JAG Corps Public Affairs

Washington, D.C. – Navy Legalman 1st Class Ebony Steward – who is assigned to Carrier Strike Group Eight – has been named the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) 2023 Service Member of the Year. Navy Legalman 1st Class Ronald Forster – who is assigned to Defense Service Office (DSO) Pacific – is the Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) 2023 Service Member of the Year.



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Welcome to the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps YouTube channel sponsored by the Navy JAG Corps. This page is intended to provide updated videos from and about the Navy JAG Corps. Visit our official website at www.jag.navy.mil The Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps provides solutions, from a military perspective to legal issues involving military operations, organization, and personnel, wherever and whenever such solutions are required, with a primary focus on operations, accountability, Sailor legal readiness, and Navy legal readiness.

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JAG Talk

JAG Talk

JAG Talk is a podcast series featuring Navy JAG community experts. Listen to in-depth discussions about different legal fields and hear insights and lessons learned from practitioners across our enterprise. The personal viewpoints expressed are the speaker's alone and are not the viewpoint of the Department of Defense or Department of the Navy.

JAG Talk - Episode 50: Office of Special Trial Counsel

The Navy’s new Office of Special Trial Counsel (OSTC) is a team of experienced, specialized, and well-trained legal professionals. It independently oversees some of the Navy’s most complex criminal cases – those involving serious personal violence and sexual misconduct and harassment.


JAG Talk - Episode 48: Career Intermission Program

LT Megan Martino talks with CDR Abby Surbella and LN1 (now LTJG) Chelse Wilson about their experience with the Career Intermission Program. The Career Intermission Program allows Officers and enlisted Sailors the ability to transfer out of the active component and into the Individual Ready Reserve for up to 3 years while retaining full health care coverage and base privileges. UPDATE: NAVADMIN 089/22 announced a legislative revision that reduces the Career Intermission Program service commitment, specifically, that CIP participants will payback one month, instead of two, for every month of program participation. This applies to all applications made after 27 December 2021.

JAG Talk - Episode 49: Legalman of the Year & Service Member of the Year

Chief Legalman Rebecca Duclayan talks with the finalist selected for the 2021 JAG Corps Legalman of the Year and Naval Legal Service Command Service Member of the Year competition.

JAG Talk - Episode 47: From the Desk of the CMC

In celebration of the Legalman Rating's 50th anniversary, LN1 Anderson talked with LNCM Brook Larkins and LNCM (ret) Jondell Ritchie.

JAG Talk - Episode 46: Legalmen Around the Fleet

In celebration of the Legalman Rating's 50th anniversary, LN1 Lauren Hawk and LNC Shamia Briscoe discuss Legalmen Around the Fleet.