Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Albert Jethro "A.J." Chegwidden, USN
Judge Advocate General of the Navy
Rear Admiral (Upper half) Chegwidden began
his career with the Navy as the Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 3 during
the Vietnam War. Following his stint as a Special Warfare operator
he became the captain of a deystroyer; which preceded his earning a law
degree and joining the Judge Advocate General Corps. Prior to his
transfer to Washington, in late 1995, A.J. was the head of JAG in the Pacific.
A.J. is a tough-as-nails former SEAL who
has achieved succes in his varied military career; in his curent posistion
he reports directly to the Secretary of the Navy and oversees all JAG officers
who investigate and prosecute casees under military jurisdaiction.
A no-nonsense offiial, he demands the best from his staff and is a man
who enjoys action as much as the challenges of tough legal issues.
Chegwidden is a highly decorated veteran of Vietnam, with aspirations to
be the Chief of Naval Operations.
In late 1996, Chegwidden was seeing a judge,
Laura Delaney, who was killed by an enemy of A.J.'s.
While stationed in Italy, the admiral had
married the daughter of the local mayor, but it did not last. Chegwidden
has one daughter, Francesca, who lives in Naples, Italy and is a fashion
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