Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy

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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 serves as Commander, Naval Legal Service Command (CNLSC), and as Deputy Department of Defense Representative for Ocean Policy Affairs.[2]


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.[3] Upon appointment to the office of DJAG, the appointee, if they hold a lower rank, will be promoted to the rank of rear admiral (upper half) 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
VADM Bruce E. MacDonald VADM Bruce E. MacDonald.jpg USN 2004 2006
VADM James W. Houck VADM James W. Houck.jpg USN 2006 2009
VADM Nanette M. DeRenzi VADM Nanette M. DeRenzi.jpg USN 2009 2012
RADM John G. Hannink John G. Hannink.jpg USN 2015 Incumbent

See also


  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. ^ [3] 10 USC 5148 Office of the JAG.

External links

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