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Andom Gherezghiher

U.S. Marine Corps


Last updated: Aug 1, 2019

Andom Gherezghiher is a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a career designated Judge Advocate. He works as a senior defense counsel in the National Capital Region. His duties include representing Marines and Sailors in criminal, administrative and national security matters across the region as well as service members from Marine Forces-Africa, Marine Forces-Europe and Marine Forces-Reserve. Prior to his current assignment, Andom’s primary professional focus has been international and operational law. He deployed to Afghanistan as the operational law officer and deputy Regimental Judge Advocate for Combat Team -7 in 2013 and in support of Operation SOUTHERN KATIPO 2013 to the south Pacific. As an International Operations Officer for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, Andom worked extensively throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia on topics ranging from targeting and detention operations to anti-corruption and transnational anti-terrorism/national security programs. Additionally, in 2014 he servesd as a Company Commander aboard the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, CA. Andom attended the University of Missouri for both his undergraduate degree and J.D. He graduated with honors from the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School (Blended Resident) in 2016.

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