"In an effort to move the [Region Legal Service Office Southwest] Trial Department forward, Capt. Jennie Goldsmith, the new commanding officer, has reassigned the previous Senior Trial Counsel, Cmdr. Chris Czaplak to Code 67 (Technology, Operations, and Plans)," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey, a Navy spokesman, said in a statement to Task & Purpose.
"The role of Senior Trial Counsel at RLSO SW will now be filled by Cmdr. Phil Hamon," Dorsey added.
Now-retired Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge has accused U.S. Navy legal corps officials of letting politics and public relations concerns dictate the outcome of a case where a decorated Navy SEAL was charged with sexual assault in 2014, according to the Washington Times.