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Nanette M. DeRenzi
Vice Admiral Nanette M. "Nan" DeRenzi, USN
42nd Judge Advocate General of the Navy
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1984 -
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Judge Advocate General of the Navy
Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy
Awards Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Achievement Medal [1]

Vice Admiral Nanette M. "Nan" DeRenzi is the current and 42nd Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the United States Navy. She assumed her current position on July 20, 2012.[2] Prior to that, She served as Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy (DJAG) from August 2009 to July 2012.[3]

Early life and education

DeRenzi was born in Philadelphia and raised in Pennsauken, New Jersey. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Villanova University in 1983. She was commissioned through the JAG Corps Student Program and, in 1986, graduated from the Temple University School of Law. She later earned a Master of Laws degree (Environmental Law) from the George Washington University School of Law.

Naval career

DeRenzi began her career as a litigator, first as a defense counsel and later as a trial counsel (prosecution) in Newport, Rhode Island, followed by assignments in appellate defense and civil litigation in Washington, DC. DeRenzi also served as the fleet judge advocate to commander, U.S. 7th and 3rd Fleets, as well as staff judge advocate to commander, Carrier Group 7. Before her appointment to flag rank, she served as the senior staff judge advocate for commander, U.S. Southern Command; special assistant for legal and legislative matters to the secretary of the Navy; legislative counsel for environmental programs in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs; and executive assistant to the JAG. In command, she served as commanding officer, Naval Legal Service Office, North Central.


DeRenzi's personal decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (four awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards).


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Preceded by
James W. Houck
42nd Judge Advocate General of the Navy
2012 – present
Succeeded by

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