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DIILS CONDUCTS PFP STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION SEMINAR, UKRAINE, SEPTEMBER 2010

DIILS conducted a seminar in Kiev, Ukraine, 27 – 29 September 2010, on implementing the Partnership for Peace (PfP) Status of Forces Agreement.  The seminar case studies were based on the possibility of Ukraine hosting NATO and PfP country military forces during combined exercises, as...

DIILS congratulates Mr. Richard (Rick) Sinnott for his appointment

For Immediate Release - March 01, 2017 Governor Baker Makes Two Judicial Nominations BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Mary Rudolph Black as an Associate Justice of the Probate & Family Court, and Richard J. Sinnott to serve as a Boston Municipal Court Justice. Black...

DIILS COURSE BUILDS INTERNATIONAL TEAM TO COMBAT CORRUPTION

NEWPORT -- At a 17 December 2015 graduation ceremony for DIILS's Legal Aspects of Combating Corruption course, the class speaker challenged the 39 graduates from 25 countries to take up the international effort against corruption. He said "fighting corruption requires an international...

DIILS DEBATES RULE OF LAW INDEX IN THE HAGUE

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (center) with DIILS Adjunct Instructor CAPT Steve Sarnoski, USN, SJA, and DIILS Program Director John McLoughlin at the 2013 World Justice Forum. DIILS' John McLoughlin, Program Director for...

DIILS DEPUTY DIRECTOR IS PROMOTED

NEWPORT -- DIILS is pleased to congratulate our Deputy Director, Commander William Potter Smith, on his recent promotion. Commander Smith, a native son of Iowa, holds a BA in Communications from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia and a JD from the Drake School of Law in...

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DIILS DEPUTY DIRECTOR RETIRES

CAPT Sanders presents CDR Wagshul with a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation for his 22 years of service. Commander Jonathan Wagshul, Deputy Director of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) was honored for his 22 years of distinguished military service in a...

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DIILS DEPUTY OPERATIONS DIRECTOR RETIRES

DIILS congratulates Commander Carolyn Leonard-Cho, USCG, (Retired) on her retirement from the United States Coast Guard. We wish her fair winds and following seas.

DIILS EMPLOYEE IS RI CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

DIILS is pleased to announce that Joe Pulley, Program Support Assistant, has been awarded the 2013 Rhode Island Federal Executive Council Employee of the Year, Support Staff - Civilian.  During his five year tenure at DIILS, he has been instrumental in arranging cost-effective travel and...

DIILS ENGAGES WITH DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

DIILS Special Assistant for Strategy and Plans, Mr. Jeff Stefani, leads the US delegation for the US-DRC Program Review, Kinshasa 2017.

DIILS First Mobile Educational Team (MET) Seminar in Turkey 21-25 July 2008

Although Turkey has sent participant’s to DIILS resident courses; this was the first time DIILS held a MET in Turkey. The MET built on Turkey’s experience and enhanced the knowledge of the participants in the latest topics relating to the legal aspects of combating terrorism.27 Turkish...

DIILS host Macedonian Military Police - in Cooperation with European Command

In cooperation with European Command, DIILS hosted a delegation of Macedonian Military Police from 8-11 August at DIILS. DIILS crafted a custom seminar in Newport for the group based on in depth study of the Law of Armed Conflict, actual case studies of recent operations, and development of...

DIILS INTERNATIONAL LAW RESIDENT COURSE PROMOTES INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

The "International Law of Military Operations" (ILOMO) Course held from 11 to 28 June 2012 prepared military legal advisors to advise commanders on the legal aspects of operations. International participants confer with U.S. Judge Advocate counterparts. ILOMO is taught in tandem with...

DIILS is pleased to announce the appointment of COMMANDER WILLIAM “SCOTCH” PERDUE, JAGC, US NAVY as our Deputy Director.

Commander William “Scotch” Perdue,JAGC, US NavyCommander Perdue is from central Pennsylvania and attended the Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor degree in Philosophy. After completing...

DIILS LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS COURSE LEARNS: “WE ARE HERE FOR EACH OTHER.”

LCHR participants discuss the meaning and applicationof relevant legal documents. Lawyers, commanders and staff officers from 13 nations recently attended DIILS third Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights (LCHR) course at NAVSTA Newport.  The three-week course offered a multi...

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DIILS MOURNS THE PASSING OF LONG TIME NEW YORK CITY TOUR GUIDE

Lee Gelber, the Dean of NYC tour guides, passed away recently on 18 January 2020. Lee was a mainstay for DIILS New York City historical tours as part of the resident courses Field Studies Program (FSP). Lee has been guiding DIILS tours for over 15 years during which time he graciously imparted...

DIILS NAVAL RESERVE UNIT WINS THE GILBERT CUP

Congratulations to our naval reserve team, which has been awarded the 2013-2014 Gilbert Cup! The Rear Admiral Gerald E Gilbert Cup is awarded annually to the most outstanding legal support unit in the US Naval Reserves, Judge Advocate General's Corps. The mission of the DIILS Naval Reserve...

DIILS OFFERS NEW MILITARY JUSTICE COURSE

NEWPORT -- On 19 November, 14 international participants graduated from the inaugural offering of a resident course devoted to strengthening human rights and military discipline through improvement of military justice systems. Based on a detailed comparison of the U.S. and other military...

DIILS PARTICIPATES IN US – BURMA HUMAN RIGHTS DIALOGUE

DIILS Director with members of the delegation. DIILS Director Capt. Robert A. Sanders travelled to Burma in October as a member of the first official U.S. military delegation to go there in over 20 years. During meetings with a deputy minister of defense and other Burmese...

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DIILS PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN US MILITARY MEMBERS

DIILS pays tribute to fallen US military members this Memorial Day holiday, May 25, 2020, honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation and those still serving in harm’s way.

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