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Regional Defense Counsel - National Capital Region




Major Evans was born and raised in Canton, Georgia.  He is a 2005 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.  Commissioned a second lieutenant in 2005, he attended law school at Mercer University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in May 2008. 

After passing the bar exam First Lieutenant Evans reported for training at The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia in, attended the Basic Lawyer's Course at Naval Justice School, then reported to MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, in 2009.  At MCAS Beaufort Captain Evans served as the Military Justice Officer until 2011.  In 2011 he deployed as the Battalion Judge Advocate for 3d Battalion 6th Marines to Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  Upon redeploying in 2012, Captain Evans served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for MCAS Beaufort. 

In 2012 Captain Evans received orders to 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, to serve as the Staff Judge Advocate. In 2013, Captain Evans was transferred to the Defense Services Organization, Camp Lejeune and served as Defense Counsel Team Leader.  During this time, he was named Camp Lejeune Defense Counsel of the year for 2014. 

In 2014 Captain Evans was selected by the Commandant’s Career Level Education Board to attend the University of Virginia.  Based on research conducted while at UVA Captain Evans was named a Cutler Fellow and in 2016 was promoted to Major and graduated UVA with a Masters of Law. 

Following graduation, Major Evans was assigned to the Naval Justice School, as an instructor.  During his time at the Naval Justice School Major Evans served as the department head for the intermediate and advanced department, and the department head for national security law.  While stationed at the Naval Justice School, Major Evans was responsible for all continuing education courses for legal professionals in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.    

In 2018 Major Evans was selected by the Commandant’s Professional Intermediate-Level School to attend the Naval War College.  Graduating from the War College in 2020, with highest honors Major Evans was awarded the Admiral Sims Award, finished first in the Command and Staff class and was awarded the Captain Larkin award for the highest GPA among all Marines in both the top level and intermediate level schools.

In 2020 Major Evans received orders to Marine Corps Base Quantico, where he assumed duties as the Regional Defense Counsel, National Capital Region.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars.



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