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Lieutenant Louis E. Butler, JAGC, USN, assigned to Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan, was selected as Naval Legal Service Command's Junior Officer of the Quarter for the period July to September 2010.

Initially serving as the Deputy Force Judge Advocate (FJA) for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan and the Command Services Department Head for RLSO Japan, LT Butler then transitioned to the Staff Judge Advocate position, serving the largest overseas naval installation in the world. LT Butler’s expert proficiency in Japanese affords him the opportunity to personally engage with high level Japanese Government law enforcement and prosecution officials, further strengthening relationships with the host-nation.

During this quarter alone, LT Butler and his team expediently processed 29 Freedom of Information Act requests, 16 Civilian Administrative Forum Hearings, and 15 Installation Debarments. LT Butler also led his team to provide oversight for more than 160 private organizations with 120 funding requests, tracked more than 50 individuals who were authorized to conduct private employment, briefed approximately 1200 individuals during weekly orientations, and also processed three administrative separations and 18 military justice cases.

In addition to LT Butler’s primary duties, he also serves as the Command Managed Equal Opportunity Manager, Command Assessment Team Leader, and the RLSO Japan Social Committee President, responsible for planning and executing numerous team-building events.

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