Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy
The Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy (DJAG) 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.
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. 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.
Recent Deputy Judge Advocates General of the Navy
|Name||Photo||Branch||Term began||Term ended|
|RADM Michael F. Lohr||USN||2000||2002|
|RADM James E. McPherson||USN||2002||2004|
|VADM Bruce E. MacDonald||USN||2004||2006|
|VADM James W. Houck||USN||2006||2009|
|VADM Nanette M. DeRenzi||USN||2009||2012|
|VADM James W. Crawford, III||USN||2012||2015|
|RADM John G. Hannink||USN||2015||2018|
|RADM Darse E. Crandall, Jr.||USN||2018||Incumbent|
- U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps official website