College Grad Makes Naval History
1981 cum laude graduate of York College in political science,
Charlotte O. Wise, has just been promoted at a Pentagon
ceremony to the rank of Captain in the Navy's Judge Advocate
Captain Wise becomes the first African-American woman to hold
this rank in the JAG Corps, in which she has served since 1983.
The Brooklyn native went on from York College to earn her J.D.
at Brooklyn Law School. Subsequently, she has been stationed
aboard the USS Holland, at Key West, Charleston, Charlottesville
(where the JAG School is located), and Providence, where she
was Executive Officer of the Naval Justice School from 1997
to 2000. In 2001 she reported to her current position as executive
assistant and special counsel to the Department of the Navy's
General Counsel at the Pentagon.
Wise has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court,
as well as the N.Y. and N.J. Supreme Courts.