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Meet the Board: Calvin L. Scovel III

Posted in Recovery Board by Recovery.gov on August 27, 2012

Calvin Scovell IIICalvin L. Scovel III, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), supervises a 400-plus staff that works to support the agency’s priorities of transportation safety and effective program delivery and performance.

Mr. Scovel joined DOT after 29 years of active service in the U.S. Marine Corps, from which he retired as a Brigadier General. His last military assignment was as a senior judge on the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. He previously served as Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy for Military Justice, the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Navy and the Judge Advocate General on all criminal justice policy matters. As prosecutor, defense counsel, or judge in 250 courts-martial, Mr. Scovel dealt with charges of murder, rape, child sexual assault, and drug trafficking.

During his time with the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, which included all Marine amphibious forces in Operation Desert Storm and later in a NATO exercise above the Arctic Circle in Norway, Mr. Scovel served as senior legal advisor.

Mr. Scovel was in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. His military awards include the Legion of Merit (four awards) and Combat Action Ribbon.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his juris doctor degree from Duke University School of Law. He also received a master’s degree from the Naval War College. Mr. Scovel is married and has two sons.

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