2020-21 AMLA Election and Annual Meeting

Elections will be open from 1200 June 1, 2020 to 2359 June 21, 2020. Members in good standing shall select each person they want to elect to the Board of Directors (up to six). All persons (minimum of five) receiving a majority of votes cast will be elected to the Board. The ballot show the number of years each Life Member nominated has served on the Board of Directors.

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 Latoya Cooper
2020 – CW2 Monica Heuer

2020 CW3 Carl Rickert Distinguished Honor Graduate Award presented to CW2 Monica Heuer present on behalf of AMLA by her SJA COL Sean Gysen and DSJA LTC Dustin Murphy, 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC

The CWO4 (USMC) Derwin McGriff Leadership Award
2017 – CW2 Van Cannon
2018 – CW2 Jessica Marresette
2019 – CW2 Qnette McCoy
2020 – CW2 Brandon Grace

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

#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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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