Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award


Call for Nominations

The 2017 – 2018 Outstanding Young Military Lawyer Award (OYMLA) nomination process opens January 25, 2018

About the Award

This award, a joint effort of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division and Judge Advocate Association, recognizes the legal contributions of one young judge advocate from each uniformed service: the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard. Every judge advocate command is encouraged to nominate one young officer under the conditions herein. 


2016-2017 Recipients

Recipient: Major Nicholas C. Frommelt

Air Staff Attorney, Professional Development Directorate, Office of The Judge Advocate General, Pentagon

Recipient: Lieutenant Thomas M. Caruso

Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic

Recipient: Captain Christopher J. Koschnitzky

Litigation Attorney, United States Legal Services Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

Recipient: Major Gable Hackman

Defense Counsel-Marine Corps Defense Services Organization (DSO), Camp Pendleton, California

Recipient: Lieutenant Jeffrey T. Noyes

Staff attorney, Office of Maritime and International Law, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Coast Guard



Major Nicholas C. Frommelt receiving award
Major Nicholas C. Frommelt

Lieutenant Thomas M. Caruso receiving award
Lieutenant Thomas M. Caruso

Captain Christopher J. Koschnitzky receiving award
Captain Christopher J. Koschnitzky

Major Gable Hackman
Major Gable Hackman

Lieutenant Jeffrey T. Noyes
Lieutenant Jeffrey T. Noyes