Major General Daniel J. Lecce, '87, Promoted, Assumes Role of Staff Judge Advocate to the Command of the Marine Corps

Major General Daniel J. Lecce

Continuing a Pitt Law tradition of producing attorneys who serve as distinguished judge advocates and JAGs, Pitt Law graduate Major General Daniel J. Lecce, '87, was promoted to his current rank in July 2018 and assumed the officer billet of Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, the senior legal adviser in the Marine Corps. 

Major General Lecce was selected and attended the Judge Advocate General of the Army School from which he received a Masters of Law in Operational and International Law in 1997. In 2006 he was selected as the Marine Fellow to Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies where he graduated with a Masters of International Public Policy in 2007. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Another Pitt Law graduate in the judge advocate ranks is Brigadier General John G. Baker, '97, the Chief Defense Counsel for Military Commissions.