Sarah Supnick, CAPT
USNWC International Law Reserve Unit
Captain Sarah Supnick currently serves as the Reserve Staff Judge Advocate for the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Prior to reporting to NWC in December 2010, she served for four years as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at United States Central Command (CENTCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida in the CENTCOM Individual Mobilization Unit. During this tour she mobilized and deployed to establish the U.S. Forces Afghanistan legal office as the Chief of Administrative Law and Rule of Law Coordinator and to the Office of Security Cooperation in Cairo, Egypt.
Captain Supnick was born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She graduated from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska through a joint Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Juris Doctor program in 1988 and was commissioned through the JAGC Student Program.
Captain Supnick’s first active duty tour was Naval Legal Service Office, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, where she served as a Trial Counsel, Defense Counsel, Legal Assistance Officer and Command Services Officer. Subsequent active duty stations assignments Legal Officer, USS DIXON (AS-37) which included a deployment to the Western Pacific, and Command Judge Advocate, Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
As a Reservist, her assignments have included Reserve Naval Legal Service Offices in Newport, Rhode Island; Jacksonville, Florida; and Charleston, South Carolina. CAPT Supnick has served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and as well as her current assignment. In addition to her regular assignments, she has completed significant additional tours in the Naval War College Oceans Law Department; Commander, U.S. FIFTH FLEET Legal Office in Manama, Bahrain; Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet Command Group, Legal Office and the Office of the Inspector General; and served as a recorder for four selection boards.
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