Alumnus Honored with ABA’s 2016-17 Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Lieutenant Commander Travis Noyes ’13 who recently received the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division’s Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award.

Noyes serves as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Prevention Law Division, Office of Maritime and International Law, in Washington, D.C. The division addresses issues concerning vessel safety and security, including investigation of environmental crimes, termination of illegal charter operations, and issuance of waterway regulations.

In award ceremony remarks, Rear Admiral Steven Andersen, Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel of the U.S. Coast Guard, said, “I am pleased to present this year's Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award to LCDR Travis Noyes. LCDR Noyes epitomizes the values and legal skills championed by both the ABA and the U.S. Coast Guard. LCDR Noyes has excelled in a broad array of practice areas.”

Over the past 5 years, Noyes has leveraged his litigation experience to serve as agency counsel to Coast Guard personnel testifying before the National Transportation Safety Board. In the international arena, Noyes has served as a legal advisor to several U.S. delegations to the International Maritime Organization in London, where he developed strategic plans for the London Convention on Dumping of Wastes, and helped draft amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.


“The Coast Guard has given me fantastic opportunities,” Noyes said as he accepted the award. “As an attorney, I have gotten to work alongside a dedicated group of people not only called to the bar, but called to wear the uniform of the United States and uphold the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.”

Noyes was joined at the ceremony by his wife Ysabel, his 3-year old son Ilyas, his newborn son Lukas, and his parents.