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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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