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    ASU law student joins the Arizona Marine Officer Program

    ASU law student joins the Arizona Marine Officer Program

    Photo By Sgt. Brennan Beauton | Donald Bryson Griffith Jr. swears into the Arizona Marine Officer Program on March 23,...... read more read more



    Story by Cpl. Brennan Beauton 

    8th Marine Corps District

    PHOENIX — Donald Bryson Griffith Jr., a student at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, was contracted into the Arizona Marine Officer program on March 23.  He will be submitted for consideration by the Platoon Leaders Course board next month.  If selected, he will attend Officer Candidate School this summer and upon graduation of law school, will serve as a Judge Advocate as a Marine Officer.

    In this capacity, Griffith will take on the responsibility for caseloads immediately following his initial training, where he will have the opportunity to win on the battlefield as well as in the courtroom.

    “I am passionate about defending the Constitution of the United States, and seems fitting that a lawyer will have the ability to do that in multiple ways while serving as a Marine,” said Griffith, a native of Indian Wells, California.

    He was sworn in by 2nd Lt. Isaac Branson, a platoon leaders course law student and a native of Phoenix, who is also attending ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

    Griffith will now work closely with the Officer Selection Officer as he prepares for the selection board and Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia.

    He credits his upbringing for his passion to serve his country.

    “I wanted to do this since I was a little kid and nothing was going to stop me from getting here,” explained Griffith. “The way I was raised is what really made me want to become a Marine Officer. I love this country and I have military in my family.”

    Griffith is on track to graduate from ASU in December of 2023 and hopes to go to Officer Candidate School this summer.



    Date Taken: 03.24.2022
    Date Posted: 04.04.2022 14:46
    Story ID: 417121
    Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US 
    Hometown: INDIAN WELLS, CA, US

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