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

2017 Award Winners

Air Force

Special Victims' Counsel Division, Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Joint Base Andrews, MD

Since being created in 2014, the Air Force Special Victims' Counsel (SVCs) have honed their skills in order to represent the most vulnerable victims. In 2017, SVCs represented 1,162 clients, including 89 children and 762 junior airmen. SVCs represent victims' interests throughout the justice process, from initial report through investigation, charging, court-martial, appeal, and parole and clemency hearings at confinement facilities. SVCs will directly advocate for their clients not just to criminal investigators, prosecutors, commanders, but also landlords, medical providers, social media platforms, and myriad others. SVCs assist victims in obtaining in-patient physical and mental health treatment and talking with them when they have suicidal ideations and are unwilling to seek medical and mental health treatment. Additionally, SVCs are successful in quickly moving their clients who are in desperate need of a change of duty station to get away from their attackers. SVCs have also convinced commanders to move the attackers to other duty stations when the victim would prefer to remain at the base he or she is assigned to. SVCs have found further ways to assist, with ingenuity and determination, their special-needs clients: 2017 was the first year in which an SVC obtained an American Sign Language interpreter for a deaf client before the law enforcement investigative interview. SVCs expanded the places where they provide outreach and collaboration, such as traveling in 2017 to Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to educate Airmen about services. SVC client feedback reached an unparalleled success level in 2017, with an impressive 85 percent of clients surveyed indicating they were "extremely satisfied" with their SVC's representation, and 15 percent were "satisfied," resulting in an overall 100 percent satisfaction rate. Not only was every represented victim satisfied with their SVC, 100 percent of victims would recommend seeking SVC representation to another victim of sexual assault. This endorsement from their clients is the best statement about the value and accomplishments of this exceptional Division.

Army

Ms. Traci J. Voelke, Legal Assistance Attorney, Fort Belvoir, VA

Ms. Voelke developed an innovative program to file guardianships and conservatorships for our military families with disabled children who are reaching the age of majority, recognizing the need for such a program based on the vast number of consults completed by the Ft. Belvoir Legal Assistance Office. Ms. Voelke developed templates, including drafting petitions, sample orders, physical evaluation reports, and legal notices in accordance with Virginia Code. She coordinated with area guardian ad litems to meet with clients and prepare requisite court reports. Ms. Voelke assists our families through every step of the process as she personally interviews the parties, assists the court in selecting the GAL, provides information and counseling to the military families regarding the progression of the case, and represents clients at court hearings to secure the guardianship orders. ln addition, Ms. Voelke has provided outreach services for her guardianship program, including coordination with the head pediatric social worker at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Due to her efforts, military service members are now able to legally care for their disabled children without the need to retain private counsel and obtain necessary medical and financial information on their behalf. Her work has saved her clients multiple thousands of dollars, and has paved the way for other attorneys in the office and other JAG offices in Virginia to render such support to military families facing similar challenges.

Fort Gordon Legal Assistance Office, Fort Gordon, GA

The Fort Gordon Legal Assistance Office demonstrated a unique program of outreach to both the local client base and the local legal community. Working with the Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office, the Fort Gordon Legal Assistance Office has developed a holistic Preventive Law program featuring a monthly "Legal Hot Topic" and then delivers a coordinated community outreach featuring a video presentation via the Public Affairs Office's YouTube website and a more detailed article through the installation newspaper. This unique approach supplements a very informative website and a continuing community outreach via informative Preventive Law classes. The Fort Gordon Legal Assistance Office takes a similar approach in outreach to the local civilian legal community to ensure that they have the most accurate information about military specific issues to assist them in providing the very best representation to their military clients. The Fort Gordon Legal Assistance Office's approach ensures that the local community, both military and civilian, have the most accurate legal information.

Marine Corps

LA Office, LSSS, MCI-East: Legal Assistance Office, Camp Lejeune, NC

During the course of 2017, Legal Services Support Team-Camp Lejeune embraced their mission by providing outstanding support to Marines, sailors, civilians, and family members aboard Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. On a daily basis, the dedicated civilian attorneys, judge advocates, Legal Services Specialists, and civilian paralegals assisted eligible clients with a wide variety of issues ranging from estate planning, to marital separation, to naturalization and immigration, to consumer law. They also had positive impacts outside of the local area, most notably by deploying small teams to facilitate the integration of mobilized Reservists in Massachusetts, as well as to ease the impacts of catastrophic weather in Albany, Georgia. Whether in the office or in the field, these dedicated service providers demonstrated a total commitment to taking care of their diverse clientele.

Captain Robert McManimon, Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Legal Assistance Office, LSSS, MCI-PAC, Okinawa, Japan

Captain McManimon distinguished himself in 2017 by executing and supervising the legal assistance mission for Camp Butler and the Pacific region through innovative legal assistance support measures and sustained superior effort to legal assistant clients throughout Okinawa, Japan. A short time into his tenure at LSSS MCI-PAC, Captain McManimon found himself as the sole Marine Corps legal assistance attorney on the island of Okinawa. Despite the hardship this posed, Captain McManimon took steps to increase the capacity of the office to provide legal assistance services to as many individuals as possible. He organized and gave educational briefs to individuals throughout the various installations scattered across the island of Okinawa. He leveraged and significantly upgraded the Camp Butler Legal Assistance Office website by providing general background information on a variety of legal assistance related topics through the use of downloadable documents (often drafted by himself) and he created a mechanism to receive client intake documents by email. In addition, Captain McManimon significantly improved the capacity of the Legal Assistance Office by improving the volunteer attorney and paralegal program; he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Camp Butler Tax Center for the 2017 tax season; and he assisted in the coordination and successful completion of two USCIS naturalization ceremonies. The above accomplishments paint a clear picture of the superior effort, beyond normal duties, undertaken by Captain McManimon.

Navy

Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA)

In 2017, the RLSO EURAFSWA Civil Law Department held the Navy JAG Corps' first-ever Innovation Challenge. Six Civil Law Innovation Teams created 24 short-, intermediate-, and long-term modernization concepts. The Civil Law Department implemented the short-term innovations after successfully advocating for funding for self-help special power-of-attorney kiosks to 13 legal assistance offices around the world. It then merged the Teams into Innovation Challenge Phase II Teams to pursue two long-term modernization concepts. The Civil Law Department also implemented extensive innovations to departmental leadership, manning, and organizational hierarchy to maximize talent, improve team cohesion, and overcome challenges generated from limited resources spread across geographically-dispersed offices. The Civil Law Department's significant innovations led the way in modernizing legal assistance services, and high-velocity learning, which resulted in exceptional support of the armed forces legal assistance effort.

Ms. Cynthia Catalan-Rodriguez, Legal Assistance (LA) Attorney, Region Legal Service Office Southeast (RLSO SE) detachment Mayport (Det Mayport)

In 2017, Ms. Catalan-Rodriguez set the standard for the execution of the legal assistance (LA) mission across the Region Legal Service Southeast (RLSO SE) area of responsibility. As the supervisory attorney, Ms. Catalan-Rodriguez was responsible for the provision of legal services and advice to clients onboard Naval Station Mayport and 70 tenant commands. She also developed and trained a team of 15 junior judge advocates, paralegals, and legal clerks, and served as subject matter expert for cases across the 12 states and two countries serviced by RLSO SE. While superbly executing her day to day mission, Ms. Catalan-Rodriguez went above and beyond in her consistent innovation, proactive identification and correction of problems within LA policy, process, and interpretation of law, and steadfast integration and communication with civilian legal communities. For example, in 2017 Ms. Catalan-Rodriguez designed an expedited process for drafting and executing General and Real Property Power of Attorneys, ensuring compliance with command and Navy regulations while streamlining service to clients. She also created an information package summarizing significant changes in the law regarding the division of military retired pay, succinctly collating new provisions of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and Defense Finance and Accounting Service guidelines. Ms. Catalan-Rodriguez's superlative efforts over the course of 2017 had wide impact.

Coast Guard

Eleventh Coast Guard District Legal Assistance Team, Alameda, CA

The Eleventh Coast Guard District Legal Assistance Team provided truly exceptional service to Coast Guard members, dependents, and retirees throughout California during 2017. Their efforts ensured military clients received critical legal assistance services on 1,388 different legal matters. The range of legal matters was far reaching, and included 313 estate planning cases, 143 family law cases, and 58 landlord-tenant cases. Of particular note, the Legal Assistance Team aggressively battled the Bay Area housing crisis as advocates for Coast Guard members impacted by the region's competitive, expensive, and litigious housing market by assisting 58 Coast Guard members with landlord-tenant issues in 2017. Additionally, the Legal Assistance Team made significant strides on two landmark projects: The Family Law Mediation Program, working with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to provide members the opportunity to settle family law matters outside of court; and the Consumer Financial Protection Board, which fostered a collaborative and cooperative relationship between the Coast Guard and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to address predatory lending practices. The Eleventh Coast Guard District Legal Assistance Team pushed themselves and their practice in extraordinary ways in 2017, thereby improving the readiness of Coast Guard members, families, and units across California in service to the United States.

Past Award Recipients

 

2016

673d Air Base Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

Mr. James Bivens, Jr., 502d Force Support Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX

The Baumholder Legal Assistance Office

Ms. Dorothy Edgerton, Chief Legal Assistance, Fort Jackson, SC

Legal Assistance Office, Legal Services Support Team, Legal Service Support Section, Marine Corps Installation-West, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, CA

Captain Joseph Lewis, Officer in Charge, Legal Assistance Office, Legal Services Support Team, Legal Service Support Section, Marine Corps Installations-Pacific, Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan

Region Legal Service Office Southeast

Mr. Luis Martin Mesa, Legal Assistance Attorney, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) EURAFSWA

 

2015

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

Captain Travis P. Brinton, 633d Air Base Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

Mr. Brian J. Novak, 502d Security Forces and Logistics Support Group, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

The Fort Bragg Tax Center, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC

Captain Tanya Mayes, Military Justice/Administrative Law Judge Advocate General, 80th

Thirteenth Coast Guard District Legal Assistance Team (D13), Thirteenth Coast Guard District, Seattle, WA

Mr. James Nicholson, Legal Assistance Attorney/Legal Service Command (LSC), District 5, Norfolk, VA

Legal Services Support Team, Legal Assistance Office, Camp Pendleton, CA

Captain Adam LoCascio, Defense Attorney, Defense Services Office, Legal Assistance Support Team, 29 Palms, CA

Legal Service Office (RLSO) Naval District Washington, Legal Assistance Department, Washington Navy Yard, DC

Lieutenant Sarah A. Aguero, Legal Assistance Attorney, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southeast, Branch Office Corpus Christi, TX

Mr. Daniel G. Jones, Legal Assistance Attorney, Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Northwest, Branch Office Bangor

Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG), Code 16, Disability Evaluation System (DES) Counsel Program, Formal Physical Evaluation Board (FPEB) Section, Washington Navy Yard, DC

2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Northwest

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

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: 12/15/2017

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