#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 Awards

Awards for the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer Advanced Course

CW5 Ron Prescott, 11th CWOC with CW2 Taylor and CW2 Sellars, 22d WOAC Graduates

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
2021 – Melanie Sellars (22d JAWOAC, 19 March 2021)

The CWO4 (USMC) Derwin McGriff Leadership Award
2017 – CW2 Van Cannon
2018 – CW2 Jessica Marresette
2019 – CW2 Qnette McCoy
2020 – CW2 Brandon Grace
2021 – Elizabeth Taylor (22d JAWOAC, 19 March 2021)

Awards for the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer Basic Course

WO1 Appolinaire Kombassere
WO1 Appolinaire Kombassere with COL Sean McGarry, Dean, TJAGLCS


The CW2 Robert’Bob’ Babinski Distinguished Honor Graduate Award
2017 – WO1 Monica Heuer
2018 – WO1 Marquita Givens
2019 – WO1 Blaise McPhearson
2020 – WO1 Amiah Derbe
2021 – WO1 Appolinaire Kombassere (28th JAWOBC)

The CW5(Retired) Charlie “Hooah” Poulton Leadership Award
2017 – WO1 Charles Martinez IV
2018 – WO1 Marquita Givens
2019 – WO1 Quo’Vadis Parker
2020 – WO1 Sean Smith
2021 – WO1 Appolinaire Kombassere (28th JAWOBC)

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