#AMLA #TCML – Teach, Coach, Mentor, Lead!

The Association of Military Legal Administrators (#AMLA) was officially founded on 9 June 2016. #AMLA is a 501(c)(3) public charity incorporated in the State of Virginia and supports all military Legal Administrators, past and present, the organizations they served, and their families through the core values of Teach, Coach, Mentor, and Lead – #TCML

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Virtual 5 K

This message is for anyone who may have organized a Virtual 5 K event, or participated in such an event. The AMLA Team is organizing a Virtual 5 K. We (AMLA) are looking at April for the event. I have volunteered to organize and assist our team in this venue. If anyone out there can provide information on events you have participated in or supported please contact me at CW5 Poulton@MSN.com. This event could be a big fund raiser and reconnect many people in the JAG Corps. I am hoping some of you will respond to the old Chief. Hooah! Having ran over 600 races of all distances this virtual aspect is new to me. I need direction and information. Bless you all!

AMLA Awards

Awards for the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer Advanced Course

The CW3 (Retired) Carl Rickert Distinguished Honor Graduate Award
2017 – CW2 Raphael Johnson
2018 – CW2 Brent Vestering
2019 – CW2 Latoyia Cooper

The CWO4 (USMC) Derwin McGriff Leadership Award
2017 – CW2 VanCannon
2018 – CW2 Jessica Marrestte
2019 – CW2 Qnette McCoy

L-R COL Jery Dunlap (Dean, TJAGLCS), CW2 Qunnette McCoy, CW2 Latoya Cooper,
CW3(R) Gib Gahan, and CWO4 Timothy Dechicchis (USMC), [August 2019]


Awards for the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer Basic Course

The CW2 Robert’Bob’ Babinski Distinguished Honor Graduate Award
24th JAWOBC (2017) – WO1 Monica Heuer
25th JAWOBC (2018) – WO1 Marquita Givens
26th JAWOBC (2019) – WO1 Blaise McPhearson

CW4(R) Joe Egozcue presents the Babinski DHG Award to
WO1 Blaise McPherson, June 2019

The CW5(Retired) Charlie “Hooah” Poulton Leadership Award
24th JAWOBC (2017) – WO1 Charles Martinez IV
25th JAWOBC (2018) – WO1 Marquita Givens
26th JAWOBC (2019) – WO1 Quo’Vadis Parker

CW5(Retired) Poulton presented the Leadership Award named in his honor to WO1 Quo’Vadis Parker

2020 Membership Drive

Military Legal Administrators, past and present: The Association of Military Legal Administrators is YOUR professional association. This is where Legal Administrators that have served the military services can teach, coach, mentor and lead through service those still serving and those about to transition to the private sector. Its a great way to stay connected to the Military Legal Community.

Check out the official website to learn the mission, vision, and values of the organization. www.amla-tcml.org

Join the AMLA sponsored Facebook group for all military Legal Administrators: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JAGWarrant/

Like the public Facebook fan page:https://www.facebook.com/AMLAsocial/

And, commit to support our community in #AMLA so you too can Teach, Coach, Mentor, and Lead #TCML – Join Here!

You can also support the organization by using Amazon Smile and linking your amazon account to the Association of Military Legal Administrators. Proceeds from every purchase go directly to the Association.

Honorary Membership

AMLA is proud to extend an honorary lifetime membership to Veteran and Retired legal administrators and legal administrative officers who are over the age of 65.

We recognize and appreciate the hard work and accomplishments of those who, through their dedication and initiative, laid the foundation for future generations of legal administrators and legal administrative officers to have such a significant and respected role in today’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. It is because of their determination and selfless service that the legal administrator brand is so successful.

If you know someone who fits this category, please share this letter from the AMLA President with them, so that they can get in touch with us.

AMLA Honorary Membership

For more information on the honorary lifetime membership, please contact the AMLA Executive Director at director@amla-tcml.org.

[Feel free to cut and paste this in email to Army and USMC Legal Administrators past and present]

Membership Grows AMLA

As Vice of AMLA I have volunteered to head up administering Memberships both current and future. This is a great site and organization and a lot of people have spent a great amount of their time creating something we can be proud of and want to be a part of.

I am going to do my best to reach out to our past Warrants and new and future Warrants to join this great association. Not only does it provide a lot of good information but it is a good way to stay connected. I am determined to grow our membership and to improve communications to our past warrant officers.

Now for the real message, I need assistance from you all. If you know of a past or present warrant officer who is not a member please let me know who it is and I will do my best to make contact and attempt to have them join AMLA. So there you have it. Many of you thought you got rid of me when I retired in 2002, not, “I AM BACK” Hooah!

2019 Fundraising

Annual Summer Events Fundraising!

2019 AMLA Annual Golf Tournament
Meadow Creek Golf Course, Charlottesville, Virginia

Sponsored by Prairie Home Valet of Kansas City

Raised over $1000 for the AMLA Scholarship Fund
The AMLA Silent Auction went Virtual raising nearly $1000 for the AMLA Scholarship Fund!
AMLA thanks Prairie Home Valet for sponsoring our events this summer and supporting Veteran’s Scholarships!
Thank you Prints of Columbia for your donations!!

2019-20 AMLA Board of Directors

UPDATE 29 June 2019

Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Directors and the eleceted officers as determined on 29 June 2019 at the Annual Meeting of the Members in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Monica Heuer (President)
Charlie Poulton (Vice-President)
Jim Steddum (Secretary/CAO and Co-Founder)
Vicki Slade (Treasurer/CFO)

William Teeple (returning Director and Co-Founder)
Andy Perkins (Director, Public Relations Committee)
Kim Pastor (new Director)
Deborah Rivera (new Director)
Rebekah Stuyvesant (new Director and Chair, Candidate Outreach Program)

Jonnee’ Carter newly inducted into the Authentic Purpose Advisory Committee along with Will, Jim, and Eddie Hernandez (First Member).

Tom Chilton, ex-officio Liaison to The Judge Advocate General’S Legal Center and School

Jim Steddum was appointed as the Executive Director.

Special Thanks to Brent Reeves (Vice President), Amy Reeves (Treasurer), Jonnee’ Carter (Chief Administrative Officer/Secretary), Eddie Hernandez (Membership Chair), and Matt Casey (Public Relations Chair) for their hard work and dedication to our organization.

Annual Meeting of the Members – 2019 – Charlottesville, Virginia

AMLA Security/Privacy Update

The Official Association website amla-tcml.org is now more secure than ever! The domain, the website, and all of our content is covered by additional layers of security to protect member data. Trust is important to our members and trust is what we endeavor to maintain. Member data will never be sold to or shared with any other organization without the express written consent of the individual (and that is is not just a box check).

Additionally, there are new login procedures. You will only need to login if you are going to member specific content. If you do attempt to access member specific content, you will be asked to login at that point.

Honorary Warrant Officer of the Corps

CW5(R) Sam Manickam was named the Honorary Warrant Officer of the Corps at the 2018 JAG Ball, 28 April 2018.  He replaced CW4(R) Sarah Turner Riedinger, HWOC from 2013-2018.  The both are among a list of honorees named below.  #TeachCoachMentorLead


Pictured: Navanee and Sam Manickam with CW5 Jim Steddum.

CW4(R) Dennis McCormick – 1990-1994
CW4(R) Joseph Egozcue – 1994-1998
CW4(R) Carl Black – 1998-2002
CW5(R) Mike Lanoue – 2002-2007
CW4(R) Donnie Hughes – 2007-2013
CW4(R) Sarah Turner – 2013-2018
CW5(R) Sam Manickam – 2018-Present