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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...

Memorial Day 2019
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.

DIILS PUBLISHES FY12 REPORT

The US Defense Institute of International Legal Studies in Newport RI has released its report for fiscal year 2012. It includes highlights of significant initiatives and international engagement activities conducted to promote the rule of law globally, and photos of our 20th Anniversary...

DIILS PUBLISHES NEW 2013-2014 COURSE CATALOG

The new catalog contains useful information for Security Cooperation Officers about working with DIILS, and describes a number of engagement formats for mobile teams to discuss legal topics with our international partners.  It also provides a full description, including sample schedules,...

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DIILS RESIDENT COURSE DIRECTOR RETIRES

DIILS congratulates William C. Aseltine on his retirement from DIILS. Bill has served as our stalwart Resident Program Director at DIILS for over 20 years. In this capacity, he oversaw the operation of 12 resident course programs for over 200 international participants each year. Many...

Veterans Day
DIILS SALUTES VETERANS ON 100th ANNIVERSARY of END of WW1

This Veteran's Day, November 11, 2018, DIILS honors the service and sacrifice given by all service members on our Nation's behalf, and pays special tribute to the many veterans who have been part of the DIILS mission over its 25+ year history. This year's Veteran's Day commemoration is...

DIILS SEMINAR IN BOTSWANA FOCUSES ON HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMANITARIAN LAW

Discussion Groups to help flush through issues. DIILS conducted an international humanitarian law and human rights seminar in Gaborone, Botswana, with 35 Botswana Defence Force (BDF) personnel.  The participants included 31 field grade BDF officers in military Specialties...

DIILS SOLARA RESIDENT COURSE FOCUSES ON RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Professor Jensen discusses LOAC with the 2013 DIILS SOLARA class. DIILS hosted 17 international military officers from 11 countries for the “Stability Operations: Rules of Engagement/Rules for the Use of Force: Afghanistan” (SOLARA) course in Newport, RI, 22 July to 2 August...

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DIILS SPOTLIGHT ON STAFF

DIILS congratulates our International Operations Officer, Major Timothy Olliges, on his promotion.

DIILS SPOTLIGHT ON STAFF

BRAVO ZULU! Congratulations to the members of the DIILS Finance Department who completed the rigorous requirements of the new DoD Financial Management Certification for financial technicians, analysts and managers. DIILS was also the only DSCA component to achieve 100 percent audit-...

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DIILS SPOTLIGHT ON STAFF

DIILS is pleased to congratulate our INDOPACOM International Operations Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alvir Sadhwani, on his recent promotion. Lieutenant Commander Sadhwani holds a BA in International Studies from the University of California San Diego and a JD from American University. He...

DIILS SPOTLIGHT ON STAFF

DIILS congratulates our Chief Finance Officer, Ms. Jane Donahue, on her retirement after 37 years of government service. Former and present colleagues, friends and relatives attended a retirement ceremony at Naval Station Newport Officer's Club to celebrate this milestone.

DIILS SPOTLIGHT ON STAFF

DIILS WELCOMES MAJOR JANE M. MALE AS INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS OFFICER DIILS is pleased to welcome Major Jane M. Male, USAF, to the team as an International Operations Officer. She will lead mobile training teams that are conducting legal engagements and will be teaching in Africa,...

MS JD Award
DIILS SPOTLIGHT ON STAFF

DIILS is proud to announce that MAJ Nancy Lewis, Judge Advocate, US Army, is the recipient of the 2018 Ms. J.D. “Road Less Traveled" Award. MAJ Lewis has demonstrated a lifelong dedication to service in her 23 year military career and she has also pursued other opportunities to help others...

DIILS STAFF REACHES OUT TO AMERICAN YOUTH

DIILS Commander Speaking To Local Youngsters about the Memorial Day Holiday in Newburyport, MASS 25, May 2012. DIILS Commander speaks with 5th graders in Oregon about our Congo mission. DIILS...

DIILS TEAM VISITS UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO CONTINUE BUILDING MILITARY LEGAL PARTNERSHIP

ABU DHABI - DIILS engaged with the legal officers of the United Arab Emirates Military Justice Directorate in August 2015 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The UAE Senior Legal Advisor, Brigadier General Salem Al-Kaabi, Director of Military Justice, and the Chief Military General Prosecutor hosted...

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DIILS WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Dear DIILS Graduate, we want to hear from you for a new feature called Spotlight on Alumni. Every month, on our diils.org website and our Facebook page, we will feature one or more DIILS graduate(s) who has reached a position of prominence or achieved a significant outcome. To be considered,...

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