The Marine Corps Defense Service Organization provides zealous, ethical and effective defense counsel services to Marines and Sailors who are facing administrative, non-judicial and judicial actions in order to protect and promote due process, statutory and constitutional rights, thereby ensuring the military justice system is both fair and just.


We are Marines, Judge Advocates and Legal Service Specialists – who are dedicated to defending our fellow Marines and Sailors, by providing them legal counsel in any matter required by statute, regulation, or otherwise authorized. We are zealous advocates for our clients, serving independently of the local chain of command and under the supervision of the Marine Corps Defense Services Organization. We zealously represent each and every client within the guidelines of the law, consistent with our professional ethics, and in accordance with our rules of practice. We selflessly perform our duties with the utmost integrity, motivation and pride, without fear of reprisal or expectation of professional or personal gain. In the same spirit as "Taking Care of Our Own," we are: "Marines Defending Marines."

Office Hours, Contact Information and Personnel

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1700 (Office hours apply to Miramar LSST, MCRD LSSD, and Yuma LSSD)

Defense Counsel and Legal Service Support Specialists Contact information

LSST-Miramar – 858-577-6340 DSN 267-6340 Fax (858) 577 - 9211

LSSD-MCRD – 619-524-4118 Fax (619) 524-6784

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar