On May 14, several members of the Harvard Law School community came together aboard the U.S.S. Constitution as three Harvard Law School students swore oaths to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” as part of their commission as officers in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.
Joshua Fiveson ’14, Jordi Torres ’13 and Lee Hiromoto ’13 were commissioned into the Navy JAG Corps by Cmdr. Mike Adams LL.M. ’13, in a ceremony aboard the historic battleship in Boston. Lt. Cmdr. Greg Saybolt LL.M. ’13 and Lt. Cmdr. Matt Ivey LL.M. ’13, both lawyers in the U.S. Navy and members of the JAG Corps, were also involved in the ceremony.
The J.D. students were commissioned as ensigns through the Navy JAG Corps Student Program. The program permits law students to commission as ensigns in the inactive Naval Reserve while attending law school. After graduation, passage of the bar exam and the completion of Officer Development School, participants serve on active duty for four years.
Read more about the program and the students on the Harvard Law School website.