Photo: Walter Karling

After 27 years of service, Court of Claims Judge Leonard Livote, second from right, retired from the Army Reserve.

Justice Jeremy Weinstein, at right, administrative judge of Queens Supreme Court, Civil Term, presided over the April 20 retirement and awards ceremony, where Livote, a colonel and senior military judge, received the Legion of Merit medal.

The medal was presented by Brigadier General Patrick Reinert, second from left. Colonel Robert Rigsby, at left, presented Livote with retirement gifts on behalf of the U.S. Army Trial Judiciary.