Maj. Terrance J. Reese, J.D. ’05, was recently selected to serve as a military judge in the Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary and will head to the bench at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in the summer of 2017. In 2010, following a distinguished deployment to Iraq as the principal legal adviser to the Commanding General of the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), he was selected by the Marine Corps to attend the Georgetown University Law Center, where he attained a master of laws (LL.M.) degree. After graduation, he served as the environmental law associate counsel, providing legal advice and counsel on numerous complex environmental compliance and land use issues. He was subsequently selected to attend the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College, graduating in June 2015 with a master’s degree in military studies.
Reese regularly mentors at-risk youth and has served as a judge in both regional and national moot court and negotiations competitions for the National Black Law Students Association. He presently serves as the deputy branch head for the Plans and Innovation Branch of the Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC, Pentagon), which is responsible for the professional development and management of over 550 Marine Corps lawyers, and he also is the chairman of the Washington Bar Association Military and Government Committee. He has previously served as a defense counsel, trial counsel, and principal legal adviser on the law of armed conflict and was recently awarded the Major General Kenneth D. Gray Excellence in Jurisprudence Award by the Washington Bar Association for outstanding service as a military lawyer.