R 051818Z DEC 17 ZYB
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/244//
SUBJ/50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAVY JAG CORPS// POC//PATRICIA BABB, OFFICE OF
THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL OF THE NAVY/
EMAIL: PATRICIA.BABB(AT)NAVY.MIL/TEL: (202) 685-5493//
RMKS/1. On behalf of our worldwide Navy, I extend congratulations to the men
and women of the Navy's Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, in celebrating
the organization's 50th anniversary on 8 December 2017.
2. For half a century, in times of conflict and peace, both afloat and
ashore, our judge advocates have provided steady counsel to commanders,
Service members, retirees, and families. You have supplied the legal
expertise needed to conduct complex military operations tackling the most
difficult questions facing our warfighters while remaining devoted to the
Navy's core values of courage, honor, and commitment.
3. As you celebrate the rich heritage of the JAG Corps from its inception in
1967 to today's JAG Corps, which to date includes more than 1,300
accomplished Reserve and active-duty judge advocates, know that service
members around the globe salute you. You, and those who have come before
you, have made a lasting contribution to our military, and to its mission to
defend our Nation.
4. Thank you for your dedication to service and commitment to excellence.
5. Released by Vice Admiral K. M. Donegan, Director, Navy Staff.//