Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has expanded a review of the Judge Advocate General Corps to include the Marine Corps, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."
To be fair, the Navy Department faced a total of $963 billion in claims from former service members, family members, and employees who have filed more than 4,400 lawsuits claiming they were harmed after drinking water at Lejeune that contained dangerous chemicals, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Wednesday.
A retired two-star Navy admiral has received the lightest of slaps on the wrist after an investigation found he asked for and received gifts from a defense contractor, to whom he gave lucrative information.