A review of the Navy and Marine Corps legal Judge Advocate General Corps community ordered after the Gallagher trial includes recommendations on retaining lawyers, ethical errors, and issues ingrained in the community and system. Unlawful command influence was one of the major points mentioned in the review as an issue in the Marine Corps and Navy legal world. Numerous high-profile cases recently have been seen conveying this issue, such as when a Marine was called a “cancer” by his unit’s battalion commander. The report also saw that the Marine Corps are only hitting 79% of their target for lawyers with the rank captain. Since 2016 there has also been a decline in the number of lawyers joining the Marine judge advocate program.
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