Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy

Summary

The Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy (DJAG)[1] is the second highest ranking JAG officer and lawyer in the United States Navy. As part of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, the DJAG also serves as Deputy Department of Defense Representative for Ocean Policy Affairs.[2]

The DJAG was previously dual-hatted as Commander, Naval Legal Service Command (CNLSC), until the position was separated into a distinct position in 2021. Darse E. Crandall Jr. was the last DJAG to serve in both positions simultaneously.[3]

Appointment

Similar to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy (JAG), the DJAG is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The DJAG may be chosen from judge advocates of the Navy and Marine Corps who have the qualifications prescribed for the JAG.[4] Upon appointment to the office of DJAG, the appointee, if they hold a lower rank, will be promoted to the rank of rear admiral or major general, as appropriate.[1]

Recent Deputy Judge Advocates General of the Navy

Name Photo Branch Term began Term ended
RADM Michael F. Lohr RADM Michael F Lohr, Judge Advocate General of the Navy.JPEG USN 2000 2002
RADM James E. McPherson James E McPherson.jpg USN 2002 2004
RADM Bruce E. MacDonald Bruce E. MacDonald.jpg USN 2004 2006
RADM James W. Houck James W. Houck RADM.jpg USN 2006 2009
RADM Nanette M. DeRenzi VADM Nanette M. DeRenzi.jpg USN 2009 2012
RADM James W. Crawford, III VICE ADMIRAL JAMES W. CRAWFORD, III.jpg USN 2012 2015
RADM John G. Hannink John G. Hannink.jpg USN 2015 2018
RADM Darse E. Crandall, Jr. Darse E. Crandall, Jr. (3).jpg USN 2018 2021
RADM Christopher C. French Christopher C. French (2).jpg USN 2021 Incumbent

See also

References

  1. ^ a b [1] 10 USC 5149 Office of the Judge Advocate General: Deputy Judge Advocate General; Assistant Judge Advocates General.
  2. ^ [2] Navy Leadership. Judge Advocate General’s Corps Leadership.
  3. ^ "WEBCAST: NAVY JAG CHANGE OF OFFICE CEREMONY". DVIDS. Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  4. ^ [3] 10 USC 5148 Office of the JAG.

External links

  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps official website