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ready to go OGC serves the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. As with all large agencies, the work of the Department of the Navy is done through many organizations ("Commands") who have special expertise and specific responsibilities. OGC attorneys serve many of these Commands. OGC attorneys are part of the Commands but are also responsible to the General Counsel of the Navy for the quality of their legal advice. 

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