THE MISSION STATEMENT OF MARINE DEFENSE COUNSEL
We are Marines----educated, licensed, trained and serving as attorneys----dedicated to defending fellow Marines who are pending charges under the UCMJ at court-martial, to representing them before Boards of Inquiry and in administrative separation proceedings, and to providing legal counsel to them in any other matter required by statute, regulation, or as otherwise authorized.
We are zealous advocates for our clients, serving independently of the local chain of command and reporting only to senior Marine Defense counsel, subject to the law, professional ethics and a good, true personal moral compass. We perform our duties with integrity, motivation and pride, without fear of reprisal or expectation of professional or personal gain.
In the same spirit as "Taking Care of Our Own," we are "Marines Defending Marines."
Senior Defense Counsel
Building 215 Next to the Base Flag Pole
Second Deck Room 217
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday and Thursday
Walk In 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
* The Defense Office provides counseling for the following areas: Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), Summary Court-Martial, Administrative Separation, Fitness report rebuttals, BCNR petitions, Article 138 complaints, Page 11 rebuttals, and representation at custodial interrogations and medical discharge boards.
IMPORTANT - - PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW - -
All Marines and Sailors seeking counseling must report to the Defense Clerk prior to meeting with a Defense Counsel. Members seeking advise must bring the following items: (1) Copy of the right side of the SRB; (2) Charge sheet if pending NJP or SCM; (3) Administrative Separation Notification documents (If pending Adsep); and any evidence you believe supports or defends you against the allegation(s) being brought against you.