USMC Thanks the Auto Fraud Legal Center

Dear Mr. Smith:


Thank you very much for sharing your expertise at the 2012 Marine CorpsInstallations West Legal Assistance Conference. Legal assistance is avaluable benefit to servicemembers and their families, and it is a criticalaspect of individual readiness, which is the cornerstone of unit readinessfor combat.

In my career as a Marine Officer, I have witnessed firsthand how personallegal issues can distract an otherwise outstanding Marine. Effective legalassistance can resolve these issues in a timely and effective manner. TheMarine Corps is fortunate to attract and retain talented young lawyers toserve as judge advocates in our legal assistance offices. However, they aregenerally young, inexperienced, and expected to contend with a broad range oflegal issues. No amount of raw talent can replace the value of trueexpertise. Through your valuable contribution of time and effort, you haveshared your expertise with these judge advocates and their staffs, therebymaking them more effective. In turn, they will provide better legalassistance to individual Marines and their families.

The benefit derived from your generous contribution will resonate longafter you made it. I am sincerely grateful for the time you spent preparingfor and teaching our judge advocates and paralegals. Our Legal AssistanceOffi.ces hope for your continued partnership and support in the future.



Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps