LAMP Awards

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

2018 Award Winners

Air Force

502d Force Support Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX

With its efforts, 502D Force Support Group (502 FSG/JA) distinguished itself at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH) as the third busiest legal assistance office in the Air Force, providing exceptional service to a joint community of over 600,000 active duty members, retirees and family members who reside within a 75 miles radius of San Antonio, Texas. In 2018, the team assisted 5,632 clients, completed 7,190 office visits, and drafted 10,792 documents. With its dedication to this community in 2018, 502 FSG/JA provided six areas of legal assistance services. First, 502 FSG/JA assisted 288 pro se clients in 2018 through its Pro Se Probate program, Pro Se Name Change, and Pro Se Divorce services. Second, its Casualty Assistance Program provided a full spectrum of legal services. Third, 502 FSG/JA sponsored a JBSA Continuing Legal Education day. Fourth, the 502 FSG/JA legal assistance program included a robust military tax assistance center, which completed 2,412 federal and state income tax returns in 2018. Fifth, 502 FSG/JA annually updates over 17 general law and Texas specific handouts for legal assistance clients for the three legal assistance offices in JBSA covering a variety of legal topics. Finally, it has developed community partnerships, including the State of Texas Attorney General’s Office, to promote legal clinics for family law.

Ms. Memory Heaton, 2d Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA

Ms. Memory Heaton demonstrated superior efforts and exceptional service in support of the legal assistance efforts of Barksdale AFB and the Air Force. With extensive knowledge and experience in immigration law, she approached the Barksdale AFB legal assistance office to volunteer. Since then, she volunteered over 22 hours per week. She dealt with the complicated immigration issues facing our military personnel and their families, including expedited naturalization, parole-in-place, adjustment of status, procurement of immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and deferred action. As a result, Barksdale AFB clients saved at least $40,000 in immigration-related legal fees in 2018. While she prioritized immigration needs, she provided a wide range of legal assistance including, but not limited to, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act issues, family law, education, employment, public benefits, warranty issues, personal finance, domestic violence, and landlord-tenant issues. She also conducted legal research, performed case management, and developed case strategies. Ms. Heaton, purely out of the graciousness of her heart, provided a needed legal service that Barksdale AFB was not previously equipped to handle.

Army

Stuttgart Law Center Legal Assistance Office, Germany

The Stuttgart Law Center Legal Assistance Office’s highly effective preventative law program, excellent publication of information handouts and articles, and exceptional support to the most senior military community in the world outside of the Washington D.C. area, exhibits an exemplary effort to protect American servicemembers and Department of Defense civilian employees stationed in Europe. As part of its preventative law program, the Stuttgart Law Center features a bi-weekly “Ask a JAG” segment on American Forces Network, delivers monthly articles on legal assistance topics, and provides weekly preventative law classes to new community members. Additionally, the Stuttgart Law Center Legal Assistance Office improved the online presence of the Stuttgart Law Center through modernization of its website and developed an innovative online appointment system accessible through mobile applications, which is the first of its kind in the Army JAG Corps.

Ms. Barbara Wold, Legal Assistance Attorney, I Corps Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Legal Assistance Office, WA

Ms. Barbara Wold has provided exceptional service in support of the Armed Forces legal assistance effort. Ms. Wold’s desire to assist Servicemembers compelled her to volunteer as an attorney in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Legal Assistance Office in 2018. Ms. Wold’s daily efforts drastically increased the quality and quantity of legal assistance the office provided, all for zero financial compensation. She rapidly learned the nuances of the office’s legal practice areas and excelled to the point where her performance met or exceeded that of the office’s active duty and civilian attorney staff. During 2018, Ms. Wold provided 233 hours of direct legal services, equating $29,200 saved for Servicemembers and their families. Ms. Wold provided extraordinary work assisting numerous high-need clients, in addition to providing routine legal assistance. She also undertook preventative law opportunities to better educate and empower the community. Performing each service with a selfless, positive attitude that clients relish, Ms. Wold did all of this while a military spouse raising two young children.

Marine Corps

Camp Foster Legal Assistance Office, Legal Services Support Section (LSSS), MCI-PAC, Okinawa, Japan

The Camp Foster Legal Assistance Office (CFLAO) embraced its mission to enhance Armed Forces readiness, morale, and welfare by providing quality, professional legal services while facing the unique challenges of being in a forward deployed environment. Despite limited personnel and resources in 2018, the CFLAO was able to achieve its mission and maintain the highest legal service standards utilizing outstanding efforts and unconventional methods. The CFLAO’s endeavor to create an expansive volunteer program to best serve clients and customers led to exceptional, superior service for Armed Forces and their families in Okinawa and throughout the Pacific region. During the 2018 year of operation, the CFLAO provided more than 6,100 legal services, excluding tax center services and legal assistance briefs, for eligible active duty service members, dependents, retirees, contractors, and civilians in Okinawa, Japan. Additionally, the office provided legal assistance to Army, Air Force, and Navy personnel, as well as their dependents, unable to receive services elsewhere. More than 4,800 notary services were provided to customers, and staff briefed nearly 1,800 service members and their families at 30 different preventative law briefs throughout the island. During the 2018 tax season, the Tax Center serviced 1,866 customers, saving them an estimated $375,990 on tax preparation services for their 2017 tax returns. Accomplishments of the CFLAO throughout 2018 demonstrate the superior daily efforts undertaken by both uniformed and volunteer staff and highlight their success in providing exceptional service to the Pacific region.

Captain Kevin S. Estes, Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Legal Assistance Office, Legal Services Support Team (LSST), LSSS MCI-PAC, MCAS, Iwakuni, Japan

Captain Kevin Estes distinguished himself while serving as the sole Legal Assistance Attorney aboard Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni (MCAS-I) from March through December 2018. Captain Estes’ tireless work ethic, legal acumen and leadership contributed greatly to the success of the MCAS-I and tenant commands, as well as eligible personnel stationed in Okinawa, Naval Station Yokosuka and Naval Station Sasebo. The issues faced by Regional clients were particularly complex and challenging in comparison to legal assistance issues in other Regions. In spite of his demanding workload, Captain Estes leveraged the support of local and worldwide assets to become a subject matter expert in family law, early return of dependents, estate planning, immigration and naturalization, and consumer protection across foreign and domestic jurisdictional systems. In 2018, Captain Estes provided legal advice to 250 family law clients, 100 individuals in estate planning matters, 20 service members with tax matters, 9 clients in landlord/tenant cases, 6 military members regarding military benefits, and 4 clients seeking help with foreign adoptions. Captain Estes also personally notarized over 260 documents. In addition, following the tragic loss of service members due to an aircraft mishap, Captain Estes made house calls to the affected families and helped ensure that they received proper legal information. In addition to his already demanding responsibilities as the Legal Assistance Attorney, Captain Estes also served as Victim Legal Counsel and the interim Officer-In-Charge of LSST-I from June to August 2018.

Navy

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii, Legal Assistance Department

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Hawaii’s Legal Assistance Department executed its legal assistance mission in 2018 with great dedication and innovation, significantly increasing access to legal services and local courts for a community of more than 25,000 Sailors and Airmen and more than 30,000 family members and retirees in Hawaii. The Legal Assistance Department recognized a growing need for service members to obtain representation in small claims court to pursue claims against landlords for wrongfully withholding security deposits following execution of Permanent Change of Station orders from Oahu. The Legal Assistance Department partnered with the University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law to establish a program that allows law students to serve as agents for service members in court. Although still in its pilot stage, the program has already aided service members and provided law students the opportunity to hone their advocacy skills. Additionally, in 2018, the Legal Assistance Department worked tirelessly to expand its outreach capacity, forming a crucial relationship with the Chief of Medical Social Work at Tripler Army Medical Center. This enabled the legal assistance attorneys to provide on-site training to senior patients on estate planning documents, as well as facilitating new classes for interns and residents on RLSO Hawaii's legal assistance services. Throughout this last year, the Legal Assistance Department also made in-roads with and contributions to the Hawaii State Bar Association’s access to justice mission in order to preserve service members' interests in state courts.

Mr. Jason Lawrance, Branch Head and Legal Assistance Provider, Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (RLSO EURAFSWA) Branch Office London, United Kingdom

Mr. Jason Lawrance—stationed at U.S. Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Branch Office London—serves U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, including DoD civilian employees, and their families stationed in the United Kingdom (UK) and throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Mr. Lawrance is the sole Navy legal assistance provider in the UK; thus, he is the primary source of legal support for all U.S. Navy personnel and their families in the UK. As a UK-law practitioner, Mr. Lawrance assists personnel with numerous legal issues, including various UK immigration applications such as entry clearances and exempt vignettes, advising on council tax issues and procedures to lawfully work off-base in the UK, and counseling on family law and other legal assistance topics. Most significantly, the majority of Mr. Lawrance’s legal assistance portfolio is handling landlord-tenant issues. In 2018, Mr. Lawrance went above and beyond the call of duty by frequently meeting with UK landlords and negotiating favorable settlements for his clients. As the only U.S. Navy legal staff in the UK, Mr. Lawrance also coordinated remote legal assistance appointments for DoD personnel and their families in the UK to receive U.S.-law advice from active duty attorneys in Italy, Spain, and Bahrain. Mr. Lawrance also helped forge a renewed partnership with the UK Royal Navy Legal Services, enhancing cooperative efforts and U.S. Navy judge advocates' professional development by facilitating their attendance at the Royal Navy’s legal course at Oxford University.

Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard 2018 Hurricane Legal Support Teams

The United States Coast Guard 2018 Hurricane Legal Support Teams deployed to areas struck by Hurricanes Florence and Michael to provide legal assistance to servicemembers and their families who were impacted by the severe storms. During these deployments, the Legal Support Team members provided on-site legal assistance to approximately 1,800 Coast Guard members and dependents, some of whom suffered catastrophic and complete loss of personal and real property. The Legal Support Team members processed over 160 individual legal assistance matters directly related to these two hurricanes. This legal assistance provided much needed support and peace-of-mind to Coast Guard members in the affected areas, whose workload and operational requirements increased substantially because of the hurricanes. Regardless of any personal impact, Coast Guard members must still conduct vital missions such as search and rescue, pollution response, and port and commercial vessel safety activities. The exceptional support from the Legal Support Teams in the aftermath of these hurricanes reassured these members that the Coast Guard was there to help them and their families.

Past Award Recipients

2017

Staff Sergeant Brent W. Johnson, 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ

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

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

Fort Gordon Legal Assistance Office, Fort Gordon, GA

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

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

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

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

Eleventh Coast Guard District Legal Assistance Team, Alameda, CA

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