Naval Justice School

Summary

Naval Justice School, Newport, RI
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TypeUnited States Navy Training Command
Established1946
Commanding OfficerCAPT Jonathan Thow, JAGC, USN
Administrative staff
50
Students150
Location, ,
CampusNaval Station Newport
Senior Enlisted LeaderLNCM B. L. Larkins, USN
Websitehttp://www.jag.navy.mil/njs.htm

The Naval Justice School (NJS) is an educational institution of the United States Navy whose mission is to instruct Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel in the fundamental principles of military justice, civil and administrative law, and procedure. In addition to being licensed attorneys in any state or territory of the U.S., all attorneys in the Judge Advocate General's Corps must undergo training either in this institution, or in the complementary institutions of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, allowing them to act as trial or defense counsel at military courts-martial.

The Naval Justice School was founded in 1946 at Port Hueneme, California and moved to Newport, Rhode Island in 1950. It has additional campuses in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, California. Beginning in 1990, the institution also began instructing U.S. civilians and foreign government officials in human rights law.[1]

Notable alumni

  • Russell A. Anderson, Chief Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Duane Benton, Judge of United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
  • A. Jay Cristol, Judge of the United States Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida
  • John M. Dowd, Special Counsel to MLB, Special Counsel to the Special Counsel investigation
  • William Benner Enright, Judge of United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
  • James Knoll Gardner Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Robert Gammage, Associate Justice of Texas Supreme Court
  • Gary Hart, U.S. Senator from Colorado
  • Robert Dixon Herman, Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
  • Adam Laxalt, Attorney General of Nevada
  • Mark Salter, Associate Justice of South Dakota Supreme Court
  • Matthew T. Schelp, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  • Peter G. Strasser, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
  • Charles Stimson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs
  • Edward G. Smith, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Jay Town, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Kenneth Francis Ripple, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
  • James E. McPherson, United States Under Secretary of the Army
  • Matt Michels, Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
  • Ivan Abrams, Deputy County Attorney for Mendocino County, California, and long-time international rule-of-law consultant for USAID

Fictional alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ D. Michael Hinkley, "Military Training for Human Rights and Democratization" in George J. Andreopoulos and Richard Pierre Claude, Human rights education for the twenty-first century (1997), p. 296-308.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 41°30′46″N 71°19′18″W / 41.512858°N 71.321688°W / 41.512858; -71.321688