On Jan. 18, 2017, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and members of his staff met with the military community at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
Through enforcement of three civil rights statutes – the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Service Members Civil Relief Act, and Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act – the Department of Justice, including the Offices of the U.S. Attorney, protect the rights of service members, veterans, and their families.
While at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, U.S. Attorney Fishman and his staff first met with senior leadership, military lawyers, and civilian lawyers who represent service members. After that meeting, U.S. Attorney Fishman addressed service members from the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines. Several attorneys from the U.S. Attorney's Office then participated on a panel to discuss service members' rights, the U.S. Attorney's role in vindicating those rights on their behalf, and legal resources available to service members.
The U.S. Attorney was joined at these meetings by Tanya Kirwan who is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Justice Department's Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative (SVI). SVI coordinates with Justice Department components and federal agencies to build a comprehensive legal support and protection network focused on service members, veterans and their families.
The people in the photo from left to right: AUSA Kelly Horan Florio; Civil Rights Unit Chief, Michael Campion, Major John R. Cayangyang, Chief Military Justice, U.S. Army, Fort Dix; U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman; Lieutenant Colonel Dolly R. Livingston, Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, Fort Dix; AUSA Christopher Amore; Tanya Kirwan, Assistant Director, Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative; Captain Tabitha B. White, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst