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Keep up with JAG Corps news and announcements.

Although the JAG Corps no longer prints a quarterly magazine, you can visit our blog to share the latest information about the adventures of judge advocates, legalmen, and our civilians.

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Princeton native serves with U.S. Navy in Guam

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Hanchar, Navy Office of Community Outreach

U.S. NAVAL BASE GUAM - Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Metropoulos, a native of Princeton, Illinois, is serving in the U.S. Navy at Commander, Joint Region Marianas on the island of Guam.

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Team Rota: Luis Martin Mesa

Courtney Pollock, Naval Station Rota Spain

Luis Martin Mesa is a Spanish attorney for the installation assisting U.S. service members, civilian employees, retirees, and dependents on legal matters during their time in Spain. He also provides legal counsel on Spanish issues to NAVSTA Rota and tenant commands.

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@@navyjagcorps

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.

Step into the world of Cmdr. Jarrod Franks, as he embarked on a transformative journey within the Victims' Legal Counsel ...
Victims’ Legal Counsel Podcast Episode 4 - Cmdr. Jarrod Franks
5 days, 20 hours ago
Step into the world of a trailblazer, Capt. Mary Murphy, as we explore the journey of a senior JAG Corps officer. From pioneering ...
Victims’ Legal Counsel Podcast Episode 2 - Capt. Mary Murphy
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Victims' Legal Counsel Podcast Episode 6 - Lt Travis Bullock Embark on a voyage into the heart of legal advocacy in the Navy ...
Victims’ Legal Counsel Podcast Episode 6 - Lt Travis Bullock
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Victims' Legal Counsel Podcast Episode 5 - Cmdr. Adrienne Baldoni Explore the remarkable journey of Cmdr. Adrienne Baldoni!
Victims’ Legal Counsel Podcast Episode 5 - Cmdr. Adrienne Baldoni
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Join us as we dive into the origins of the Victims' Legal Counsel Program with Cmdr. Patrick Korody, one of its pioneering ...
Victims’ Legal Counsel Podcast Episode 1 - Cmdr. Patrick Korody
3 weeks, 5 days ago
The Navy Office of Special Trial Counsel (OSTC) hosted the Sea Services Special Trial Counsel Certification Course at Naval Air ...
Office of Special Trial Counsel Coronado Training Course
1 month, 1 week ago
Lt. Cmdr. Cherry was honored to give the commencement address at Loyola of Chicago. Here is a bit of background on Lt. Cmdr.
LCDR Lauren Cherry gives commencement address at Loyola of Chicago
2 months ago
NavyJAGCorps #JAGCorps #navy Two new Judge Advocates tour the USS Tripoli and share their thoughts on the ship.
A Day in the life of a Navy Judge Advocate touring the USS Tripoli LHA 7
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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 52: Victims' Legal Counsel Program Part 2

Step into the world of a trailblazer, Capt. Mary Murphy, as we explore the journey of a senior JAG Corps officer. From pioneering roles in the Victims' Legal Counsel Program to serving as an executive officer for Region Legal Service Office Europe Africa Central, every step-shaped her commitment to the Navy and justice. Join us in this episode as she reflects on the challenges, triumphs, and the profound impact of advocating for victims.

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JAG Talk - Episode 53: Victims' Legal Counsel Program Part 3

Dive into the legal world of Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Jarzick, as she discusses her experience as a Victims’ Legal Counsel in Japan. Join her journey through trials, soul-searching, and the unique dynamics of victim advocacy. Don't miss this insightful episode highlighting the power of blooming where planted in this groundbreaking role.

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JAG Talk - Episode 54: Victims' Legal Counsel Program Part 4

Step into the world of Cmdr. Jarrod Franks, as he embarked on a transformative journey within the Victims' Legal Counsel Program. Witness his evolution from national security law enthusiast to pivotal VLC advocate. Join us as he discusses navigating the challenges of a new role, proving the critical importance of victim advocacy in military practice.

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JAG Talk - Episode 55: Victims' Legal Counsel Program Part 5

Explore the remarkable journey of Cmdr. Adrian Baldoni, in our latest episode! From 15 years of active duty to an unexpected call to the Victims' Legal Counsel Program, Baldoni shares her transformative experience. Join us as she navigates uncertainty with unwavering determination, shaping her approach to advocacy and enriching her understanding of the law. Don't miss this insightful episode highlighting the impact of empathy and preparedness in the realm of victim advocacy.

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JAG Talk - Episode 56: Victims' Legal Counsel Program Part 6

Embark on a voyage into the heart of legal advocacy in the Navy from the perspective of a current Victims’ Legal Counsel. In this episode, the critical role of Victims’ Legal Counsel is illuminated by an attorney with a unique perspective. As someone who served as both trial counsel and defense counsel, Lt. Charles Bullock finds lots of value in serving as a Victims’ Legal Counsel.  Join us for a conversation as we unravel the complexities of representing victims from the frontlines of military justice and family advocacy.

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