LAMP Distinguished Service Award - Winners

Award Winners

Each year the Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel has the honor of selecting recipients of the LAMP Distinguished Service Awards. Those chosen for the Award are individuals and units judged to have set the bar for military legal assistance, by pushing themselves and their practices in extraordinary ways.

Many Americans seem to assume the Judge Advocates only practice in the areas of military justice and operational law—an impression long reinforced in film, television and the media. But the average servicemember knows and appreciates that most military legal services performed by JAG officers and their civilian-lawyer counterparts fall under the legal assistance banner. These civil-law legal services address the same everyday consumer law, family law, landlord-tenant and other legal problems that entangle civilians, with the added complication that deployed servicemembers are entitled to extra legal protection when deployed thousands of miles from their home jurisdictions, and the understanding that unresolved legal issues imperil military morale and readiness.

To the average servicemember, then, the most important military lawyer is the one who works to get him or her out of a jam with a creditor, a landlord, a former spouse or a civilian court, or who makes sure his or her estate is in order before deployment.

The LAMP Distinguished Service Award program shines a light on those blazing paths in military legal assistance, that others might follow. This year as in years past, all of the nominees of the two uniformed services for the LAMP Distinguished Service Award deserve credit for outstanding performance. The Committee has selected the following recipients of the LAMP Distinguished Service Award.

View Past Award Recipients

2014 Award Winners

 

Air Force

87th Air Base Wing (87 ABW/JA), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

87th Air Base Wing (87 ABW/JA), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, provides all of the legal assistance support to the only tri-service Joint Base in the Department of Defense (DoD). The Legal Office provides legal assistance services to not only the 87 ABW and its Joint Base partners (the former Fort Dix and Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station), but also to the 305th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), the 621st Contingency Response Wing, United States Air Force Expeditionary Center, 514 AMW, 108th Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, and a retiree population estimated at over 60,000. In 2014, the legal office served a total of 3,315 legal assistance clients, produced 4,745 legal documents and notarized 6,713 documents, saving these clients an estimated $877,915 in legal fees. The legal office tax program served another 464 clients and prepared 800 federal and state tax returns, which refunded to clients over $800,000 in returns. It also saved these clients $91,370 in tax preparation fees. The legal office successfully petitioned and changed the New Jersey attorney licensing requirements for military spouses, allowing spouses of active duty military members stationed in the state to practice law in the State of New Jersey without having to sit for a bar examination. The legal office successfully partnered with the local community by working with the Burlington County Judges Association to improve the quality of the free legal information handouts offered by the Judiciary's Ombudsmen Office. The legal office also partnered with the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Tax Section Council to have tax attorneys volunteer through the “Adopt a Base” program to teach the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance training in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service trainers for the upcoming 2015 tax center. Finally, the Legal Office is providing razor sharp advice to legal assistance clients about the recent changes to the eligibility requirements for DoD benefits to same-sex partners.

Captain Morgan Christie, Chief of Legal Assistance & Civil Law, 97th Air Mobility Wing (97 AMW/JA), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Altus Air Force Base, OK

Going far above that which is required, Captain Morgan Christie has made significant innovations to the Altus Air Force Base legal assistance program while providing exceptional service to individual legal assistance clients. Through her relentless efforts, she successfully negotiated with Legal Aid of Oklahoma to have the Altus Air Force Base Legal Office designated as a “pro-bono agency.” This designation gave Altus judge advocates access to a wide variety of Oklahoma-specific legal resources, including hundreds of interactive forms prepared by licensed Oklahoma attorneys. This unprecedented access helped reduce the number of pro se airmen turned away for defective filings. Additionally, Captain Christie completely revamped the Altus Air Force Base legal assistance training program. She arranged for experts in Oklahoma family law, trusts and estates, the Consumer Protection Bureau, and Legal Aid to provide training at Altus Air Force Base, thereby reducing required travel by Altus judge advocates and saving the Air Force $32,000. This emphasis on better training and increased resources translated into superior service, as the Altus Air Force Base legal assistance program was recognized on The Judge Advocate General's Honor Roll for both feedback and efficiency every month in 2014. Captain Christie organized the first-ever "Altus late night legal assistance" hours to help ensure that Airmen working non-traditional hours could still receive legal assistance services and she did the first-ever legal assistance outreach mission to the local chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Captain Christie met those clients where their legal needs required, even if it meant drafting and executing a bedside will for a dying military retiree at a hospital after duty hours or preparing a client for a custody hearing while Captain Christie was on approved leave. In short, Captain Christie's distinctive accomplishments exemplify her commitment to helping the men and women associated with the United States military and the Altus AFB Legal Office.

Army

Legal Assistance Office, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, CA

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) Legal Assistance Office provides a quality Legal Assistance program through outstanding effort and by creating and sustaining an organizational culture of competence and service despite limited resources. The office serves a Joint Service population of over 43,500 potential clients with an office of only two attorneys and one paralegal. Across the installation, the Legal Assistance Division is first in terms of professional and customer-oriented service, resulting in a 97% excellent rating over the past year. A key component of the Division’s ongoing success is continual learning, as the attorneys and paralegals are able to master and implement new technical, business, and legal programs and processes because training is deemed of paramount importance. Through creativity and innovation they have excelled at reaching out to clients through an extensive Preventive Law program, combining a very informative website and a community outreach effort through a Facebook page. They are also innovative in taking their services to the clients, establishing mobile Legal Assistance Offices where the clients are: the Post Exchange, student lounges, and dining facilities. The dedication of resources, the focus on training and development, and the culture of excitement in delivering excellent legal services has increased the viability of the Legal Assistance program at the Presidio of Monterey and reflects a quality Legal Assistance program.

Mr. Bradley J. Huestis, Chief of Client Services, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command (7A JMTC), Grafenwoehr, Germany

Mr. Bradley J. Huestis demonstrated a superior effort, exceeding the performance of routine duties, dedicated to providing Legal Assistance throughout 2014, including innovations in how these services were provided.    Mr. Huestis combines extensive knowledge and experience, a dedication to providing outstanding client services throughout his command, innovative approaches and exceptional leadership/mentorship capabilities to operate a superb Legal Assistance operation throughout the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command (7A JMTC) in Germany. He leads a team of six U.S. attorneys (a combination of civilian and Judge Advocates), three German attorneys, and eight support personnel providing services to over 45,000 eligible clients in five separate communities. Faced with challenges from the new Special Victim Counsel Program and increased troop strength and pre-deployment processing demands due to the Ukraine crisis, Mr. Huestis responded with innovative approaches to insure that these demands were met with no decrease in the traditional Legal Assistance services provided within 7A JMTC. The office also faces the challenges of providing services in Germany where German Law and International treaties add a layer of complexity not faced by stateside offices. He has molded a team that provides exceptional service and has grown through his knowledge, leadership and guidance. Together, these efforts clearly demonstrate the superior performance by Mr. Huestis as Chief of Client Services for 7A JMTC, and highlight the many ways he exceeded the performance of his routine duties during 2014.

Marines

Legal Assistance Twentynine Palms, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Legal Services Support Team-Twentynine Palms, Palms, CA

The Legal Assistance Office at Twentynine Palms performed admirably in 2014, providing 1,051 service members, dependents and other eligible persons with 4,296 legal services and 1,480 documents that dealt with family law matters, military rights and benefits, consumer protection, landlord/tenant issues, and estate planning. This not only enhanced their morale and legal readiness, but also positively contributed to the installation’s mission. Attorneys gave preventive law briefs to 3,838 people, as well as Welcome Aboard briefs to 457 newcomers to the installation. The office helped clients recover more than $20,000 in Small Claims Court judgments and negotiated settlements. To compensate for diminished paralegal support, attorneys in the office trained Marine personnel to perform many paralegal functions. The office extended office hours to accommodate clients’ work schedules, resulting in minimal disruption to commands. The office developed positive relationships with local rental companies, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and local businesses to foster dialogue, streamline processes, and better protect personnel aboard the installation. Tax Center personnel electronically filed 2,461 Federal and 1,771 State income tax returns, saving members of the military community $409,566 in fees they likely would have paid had they used commercial tax preparation services.

Captain Mika’il Ali, Officer-in-Charge, Legal Assistance Section, Legal Services Support Team-Twentynine Palms, Palms, CA

Captain Ali’s exceptional performance as the Officer-in­ Charge, Legal Assistance Office, Twentynine Palms, deserves special recognition. He not only ensured the success of the office, but also established a solid working relationship with the local community in order to protect service members. During his first year in legal assistance, he was the subject of six positive client comments in the Department of Defense Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system designed to gather customer feedback and improve customer service. He implemented a paperless policy by ensuring all files, sample documents, forms and templates were electronically stored, resulting in more accurate and accessible record-keeping and more efficient workflow. He trained his Marines in essential California paralegal skills, such as filing immigration applications, helping clients file California uncontested divorces, and drafting demand letters for multiple landlord-tenant and preventative law issues. He also trained them in the SCRA, estate planning, and military support issues. Captain Ali was instrumental in clients receiving favorable Small Claims Court judgments and negotiated settlements totaling over $20,000. He reached out to local real estate companies regarding contract termination issues that plagued area service members. He reviewed client landlord/tenant files for the past 2 years, gathered evidence of numerous violations of state and federal law, and brought it to the attention of the installation Inspector General for remedial action. Captain Ali also gave pre-deployment briefs to 2,500 service members and their families, alerting them to legal problems that could arise during deployment. He coordinated with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regional office to create more expedited processing for Marines pending deployment.

Navy

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan

Throughout the year, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan’s legal assistance (LA) department set and achieved success for clients while advancing important policy initiatives relating to the Hague Convention on Child Abduction and the visa process for dependent spouses. The LA department also fully organized and hosted four naturalization ceremonies with distinguished visitors at each ceremony. Working seamlessly with the Professional Development Officer, the LA department instituted a comprehensive training program that leveraged reserve support from subject matter experts at the RLSO Japan reserve unit to assist with tax law, immigration law, and identity theft. RLSO Japan’s legal assistance department gets results for clients and advocates for important policy changes on issues that matter to sailors and families in Japan, such as green card applications. For these reasons, this team of 18 individuals, including attorneys, legalmen, limited-duty sailors, and foreign national master labor contractors is highly deserving of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Northwest

The Region Legal Service Office Northwest (RLSO NW) legal assistance (LA) department provided exceptional service during 2014 and distinguished itself by maintaining a superior LA program fully supporting the needs of authorized beneficiaries in the Pacific Northwest, the Navy’s third largest fleet concentration area. RLSO NW offers LA services at four office locations within the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area, and despite staffing shortages in 2014, military and civilian personnel in all four offices worked together to create a way to fill the gaps, overcome the challenges, and maintain high-quality LA services through creative thinking and a willingness to try new technology. As a result, the 20 military and civilian personnel assigned to the department provided over 17,000 personnel more than 30,000 legal services over the course of a year. Despite challenges created by distance between offices and personnel and resource limitations, the RLSO NW legal assistance department pulled together as a team to deliver timely, quality legal services to its active-duty servicemembers, family members, and retirees throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Nicholas King, Assistant Department Head, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southwest

Mr. Nicholas King’s efforts vastly improved legal assistance (LA) services in the Regional Legal Service Office Southwest (RLSO SW) area in 2014. The most productive attorney in the department, Mr. King advised more than 1,700 clients. As the assistant department head and subject matter expert, he actively worked to improve divorce seminars and departmental policies, he consistently evaluated the quality and delivery of LA services provided, and he positively trained and mentored junior judge advocates, legalmen, and civilian staff to develop their skills and self-confidence. His efforts drastically improved services and ensured that clients received advice akin to that from the most experienced and expensive local civilian attorneys. Mr. King led an average of 30 staff members in the provision of legal services, was directly responsible for the training of all new judge advocates in the department, and coordinated the utilization of over 20 reservists. He was instrumental in combining and consolidating department training standards, which have since been identified by higher headquarters as a benchmark and have been incorporated into LA professional development standards used throughout the Navy JAG Corps. As Mr. King has continuously distinguished himself as an advocate by his accomplishments and his consistently demonstrated dedication to clients, peers, and subordinates, he is unquestionably deserving of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

Past Award Recipients

 

2013

502d Force Support Group, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Base San Antonio –Fort Sam Houston, TX

Captain Donald “Rick” Weeks, III, chief of Legal Assistance, 96th Test Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Eglin Air Force Base, FL

The Fort Sill Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Office, Fort Sill, OK

Mr. Russell H. Putnam, Jr., Legal Assistance Attorney, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA

Fourteenth Coast Guard District Legal Office, Fourteenth Coast Guard District, Honolulu, HI

Mr. Stephen Crawford, Legal Assistance Attorney, Coast Guard District Eight, New Orleans, LA

Camp Foster Okinawa Legal Assistance Office, Legal Service Support Team, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa

Captain Nicholas Mull, Officer-in-Charge, Camp Foster Legal Assistance Office, Legal Service Support Team, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor, HI

Mr. Dwain Alexander, II, Senior Legal Assistance Attorney, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, VA

Commander Andrew R. House, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General for Legal Assistance, Deputy Chief of Staff, Victims Legal Counsel, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Code 16), Washington Navy Yard, DC

2012

31st Fighter Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Aviano Air Base, Italy

Captain Joe Ahlers, Chief of Legal Assistance, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Altus Air Force Base, OK

Joerg C. Moddelmog, Senior German Attorney–Advisor, Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center

Mr. Stephen Lynch, Legal Assistance Attorney, Ninth District Legal Office, Cleveland, OH

Legal Assistance Office, Legal Service Support Team, MCRD Parris Island, SC

Captain William Morrison, Officer–in–Charge, Legal Assistance Office, Camp Foster Okinawa

Region Legal Service Office Southwest

Ms. Sarah Courageous, Legal Assistance Attorney, Region Legal Service Office Hawaii

CAPT Kevin Patrick Flood, JAGC, USN (Ret.), Law Office of Kevin Patrick Flood, Jacksonville, FL

COL Mark E. Sullivan, USAR (Ret.), Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A., Raleigh, NC

2011

35th Fighter Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Misawa Air Force Base, Japan

Lieutenant Andrew Coffin, JAGC, USN, Naval Legal Service Office Pacific (Guam)

Coast Guard District Seventeen Legal Office, Juneau, AK

Ms. Elizabeth K. Fuglestad, Legal Assistance Attorney, Thirteenth District Legal Office, Seattle, WA

Joint Legal Assistance Office (LAO), Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA

Ms. Leah Copeland, Legal Assistance Attorney, 633d Air Base Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE), VA

Mr. Michael Archer, Director of Legal Assistance, Marine Corps Installations East, Camp Lejeune, NC

Naval Legal Service Office Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia (NLSO EURAFSWA)

Mr. Terry Spearman, Paralegal, XVIII Airborne Corps, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance, Fort Bragg, NC

2010

Mr. Charles P. "Chuck" Koutras, Legal Assistance Attorney, US Army South, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Reserve Judge Advocate Command Support Section, Legal Services Support Section, Marine Forces Reserve (RJACSS)

355 FW/JA, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Legal Office, Tucson, AZ

Mr. Brian Novak, Chief of Legal Assistance Division and Tax Center Manager, 502 Air Base Group, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Naval Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic (NLSO MIDLANT), Norfolk, VA

LT Matthew C. Cox, JAGC, USN,  Naval Legal Service Office Pacific (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii)

North Carolina National Guard (NCNG), NC

2009

Coast Guard Legal Assistance Field Response Team for Lost CG-1705 Aircraft, Alameda, CA

Legal Assistance Division, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Maneuver Center for Excellence, Fort Benning, GA

3d Infantry Division and Fort Stewart Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Legal Assistance Team, GA

Consolidated Legal Service Office, Camp LeJeune, NC

86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

LT Garrett S. Snow, JAGC, USN, Naval Legal Service Office Pacific, Yokosuka, Japan

LtCol Adam E. Torem, USAFR, 11th Air Force, Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK.

2008

6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

Mr. George Sabga, Volunteer, Naval Legal Service Office Southwest

Naval Legal Service Office Pacific


2007

Lieutenant Graham C. Winegeart, JAGC, Naval Legal Service Office Pacific,  Detachment Guam

Lieutenant Michele V. Rosen, JAGC, Region Legal Service Office, Europe and Southwest Asia, Naples, Italy

Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina

48th Fighter Wing, Legal Assistance and Preventive Law Division, RAF  Lakenheath, UK

Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic, General Law Branch, Legal Division


2006

Lieutenant Colonel Ferah Ozbek, Patrick AFB, FL

Legal Assistance Office, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) & Fort Campbell, KY

Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Beaufort, SC

Naval Legal Service Office North Central, Washington, DC


2005

Major Michael R. Martinez, Fort Carson, CO

81st Training Wing (81 TRW), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Keesler Air Force Base, MS

Third Infantry Division and Fort Stewart, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Legal Assistance Office, Fort Stewart, GA

Coast Guard Hurricane Response Legal Assistance Team
  • CG Academy, New London, CT
  • CG Headquarters (COMDT G-L-6), Washington, DC
  • CG MLCA Legal Division, Norfolk, VA
  • CG MLCP Legal Division, Alameda, CA
  • Eighth CG District, New Orleans, LAFirst CG District, Boston, MA
  • Integrated Support Command Kodiak, Kodiak, AK
  • Ninth CG District, Cleveland, OH
  • Seventh CG District, Miami, FL
  • Thirteenth CG District, Seattle, WA

Naval Legal Service Office Central, Pensacola, FL

Mr. Dwain Alexander, Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO) Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, VA

2004

Ms. Lisa J. Johnson, Paralegal, Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO) Southeast, Jacksonville, FL

Captain Eric S. Montalvo, Trial Counsel, OSJA, MCB, Quantico, VA

Captain Luisa Santiago, Chief, Legal Assistance/Foreign Claims, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters, Combined Joint Task Force 73, Bagram, Afghanistan

Lieutenant Jonathan Scott Simpson, Branch Head, Naval Legal Service Office Europe and Southwest Asia, London, UK

“TEAM PACAF”: Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), 15th Airlift Wing (PACAF), 354th

Fighter Wing (PACAF) and 154 Wing (Hawaii Air National Guard), Hickam Air Force Base, HI

2003

Mr. Kenyon E. Luce, Washington State Bar Association

Captain Pete Seidler, Head, United States Coast Guard Office of Legal Policy & Program Development

Lieutenant Jeremy Kimball Call, NLSO PAC, Yokosuka, Japan

Lieutenant Edward K. Westbrook, NLSO SW Branch Office, Naval Air Station Leemore, California

311th Support Command Corps (COSCOM)

2002

Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego CA

Naval Legal Service Office Southeast, Jacksonville, FL

Captain Brandy Falk

Colonel George Hancock

Mr. Stephen Lynch

Captain Samuel F. Wright

2001

Joint Services Family Assistance Center Legal Team

September 11th Pro Bono Legal Relief Project

Colonel John S. Odom, Jr.

Captain Bruce E. MacDonald

Captain Jerry Alonzo Stevenson II

Captain Steven Fromm

2000

Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Legal Office, Georgia

Task Force Falcon Legal Assistance Office, Office of the Legal Advisor, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

Mr. Paul K. Davis, Southeast Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission, Georgia

Maintenance & Logistics Command Pacific Legal Assistance Program, California

Joint Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California

Naval Legal Service Office Southwest, San Diego, California

1999

Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA

Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA

Mr. Lou Sherman and the Fort Polk Legal Assistance Division, Ft. Polk, LA

3WG/JA Legal Assistance Program, Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK

Captain James Key, USAF, Anderson Air Force Base, Guam

Mr. John McHenry, Naval Legal Service Office Southwest, San Diego, CA

1998

Naval Legal Service Office Northwest, Naval Base Seattle, WA

Task Force Eagle Legal Assistance Office, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Tuzla, Bosnia Herzegovina

Mr. Jim Brennan, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Eustis, VA

Legal Assistance Section, Client Services Division, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Lieutenant Brandon S. Keith, JAGC, USNR, Naval Legal Service Office, Southeast Detachment, Mayport, FL

Captain Theresa Bruno, USAF, Peterson Air Force Base, CO

1997

Captain Aaron E. Kornblum, USAF, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, WY

Mr. Kenyon E. Luce, Washington State Bar Association

Ms. Robin Coll, Civilian, Naval Legal Service Office, Mid-Atlantic

1996

US Army 2nd Infantry Division Tax Center

Lieutenant Commander Ronald Johnson, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Naval Justice School, Newport, RI

Legal Assistance Office, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, NE

Legal Division, Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic

Mr. Richard Arkow, Chief, Marine Corps Legal Assistance Consolidated Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC

Legal Assistance Division, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Benning, GA

Legal Assistance Office, Joint Law Center, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Santa Ana, CA

Legal Assistance Office, Legal Services Center, Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe, HI

1995

Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Block, USA, Chief, Legal Assistance Branch, The U.S. Army Judge

Advocates Generals' School, Charlottesville, VA

Elisa Holland, Eighth Coast Guard District Legal Office, New Orleans, March, 1995

Angel Caldwell, Eighth Coast Guard District Legal Office, New Orleans, March, 1995

Joint Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA

Naval Legal Service Office, Southeast Jacksonville, FL

1994

Lieutenant James Walsh, JAGC, USNR, Naval Legal Service Office Northeast, Groton, CT

Lieutenant Colonel George Hancock, USA, The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, VA

Captain Samuel W. Morris, USA, 1st Infantry Division (Mech) and Fort Riley, Fort Riley, KS

Mr. Jerry E. Shiles, Chief, Legal Assistance Division, 21st Theater Army Area Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, NC

Naval Legal Service Office, Europe and Southwest Asia

Colonel Alfred F. Arquilla, USA, Chief, Army Legal Assistance

1993

Captain Laurel L. Wilkerson, USA, Legal Assistance Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U. S. Army

Major Mary L. Hostetter, USMC, The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, VA

Captain Kerry M. Wheelehan, USA, Chief of Legal Assistance, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, NC

Captain Janet K. Mansfield, USA, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, HQ, I Corps and Fort Lewis, WA

Consolidated Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Mr. Gunter D. Filippucci, Chief of Legal Assistance, Southern Law Center, Mannheim, Germany

Mr. Daniel McKernan, Fort Bliss, TX

1992

Mr. Juan J. Turull Echevarria, Coast Guard Greater Antilles Section, San Juan, PR

Legal Division, Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command, Atlantic Legal Office, 7th Coast Guard District

Legal Assistance Office, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY

Captain Michael McWright,USA, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA

Captain Kurt D. Schmidt, USA, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, NC

Captain Julie Schrenk, USA, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, NC

Office of the District Counsel, Jacksonville District, South Atlantic Divison, US Army Corps of Engineers

Air Force legal personnel involved in the Hurricane Andrew relief efforts

1991

Naval Legal Service Office, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines

Legal Assistance Offices, Clark Air Force Base, Philippines and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

Naval Legal Service Office, Jacksonville, FL

1990

Legal Assistance Office, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Warner Robins, GA

Lieutenant Commander Jay J. Kessler, JAGC, USN, Naval Legal Service Office, San Francisco, CA

The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army

The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy

The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Air Force

The Director, Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

The Chief Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard

Lieutenant Colonel Gregory M. Huckabee, USA, Deputy Chief, Army Legal Assistance

Major James P. Pottorff, Jr.,USA, The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, VA

1989

Captain Anthony M. Cacavio, USAF, Eglin Air Force Base, FL

Naval Legal Service Office, San Diego, CA

Family Law Center, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, HI

Major Bernard P. Ingold, USA, The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, VA

1988

Naval Legal Service Office, Naval Base, Charleston, SC

Major General Hugh R. Overholt, USA, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army

1987

Major Richard H. McCall, Jr., USA, Chief, Legal Assistance Division, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, NC

The Office of the Attorney General, State of North Carolina

Chief Petty Officer Stephen C. Bowles, USCG

1986

Captain Joseph P. Dugdale, USMC

Major Steven K. Mulliken, USA

Legal Assistance Office, U.S. Army, Berlin

1985

Consolidated Legal Assistance Section, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Major Charles W. Hemingway, USA

Gander Legal Assistance Support Team, U.S. Army

Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Plattsburgh Air Force Base, NY

1984

Elmendorf Base Legal Office, Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK

1983

Legal Assistance Office, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Dix, NJ

Joint Legal Assistance Office, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA

Major Harlan M. "Mike" Heffelfinger, USA

1982

Captain Timothy J. Grendell, USA

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, RAF, Alconbury, England

Major J. Edward Reaves, Jr., JAGC, USAF

Captain Steven H. Muse, USA, Chief of Legal Assistance Office, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Legal Assistance Office, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Sam Houston, TX

1981

Legal Assistance Office, U.S. Army Air Defense Center and Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss, TX

Legal Assistance Office, Air Force Systems Command

Lieutenant Byron C. Rhodes, JAGC, USNR

Nellis Law Center, Nellis Air Force Base, NV

Legal Assistance Branch, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 7th Infantry Division and Fort Ord, CA

Lieutenant Leonard F. Villa, JAGC, USNR, Naval Service Office, Norfolk, VA

1980

Legal Assistance Office, Naval Legal Service Office, San Diego, CA

Mrs. Elizabeth F. Buchanan, Legal Assistance Attorney, Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa

1979

Legal Assistance Office, Patrick Air Force Base, Satellite Beach, FL

Mr. James Costello, Legal Assistance Attorney, Seventh Coast Guard District, Miami, FL

Legal Assistance Office, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, TX

Other Awards

Outstanding Legal Assistance Student Award

Updated: 04/03/2014

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