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Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant

 

Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant

Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM (DES) OUTREACH PROGRAM

We expect and demand extraordinary loyalty from our Marines — a loyalty to Country, family, and Corps. Our Nation has been at war for a decade, placing unprecedented burdens on Marines, Sailors, families, Wounded Warriors, and the families of the fallen. They have all made tremendous sacrifices in the face of danger. We owe them all a reciprocal level of loyalty. Our approach to caring for their needs is based on the same unwavering faithfulness they have demonstrated to the Marine Corps.

                                General James F. Amos

MISSION STATEMENT 

Well-trained and certified Marine Corps Judge Advocates in cooperation with Navy Judge Advocates and Department of the Navy civilian attorneys will assist Wounded, Ill and Injured (WII) Marines and Sailors throughout the Disability Evaluation System (DES) process. Assisting them early in the process will ensure that their rights are protected and that each receives a fair assessment of his or her medical condition and that the condition is accurately documented during the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) process. 

OVERVIEW OF THE DES PROCESS – CLICK HERE

DES COUNSEL POINTS OF CONTACT - CLICK HERE


RESOURCES FOR DES OUTREACH COUNSEL - LOCATED ON THE SECURE JLA WEBSITE – CLICK HERE