A lieutenant expelled from The Basic School in May for cheating on a land navigation exercise is fighting back, saying his punishment was too harsh.
Former 2nd Lt. Adam Ballard, a star fullback at the Naval Academy who now is pursuing a career in the National Football League, was administratively discharged from the Marine Corps on May 20, but says his punishment is unfair because cheating on land navigation at TBS is a wide-spread problem.
It’s not too long ago that I and my colleagues were involved as counsel for a large batch of cheaters in another of the Quantico officer schools. I’m not sure an “everyone does it” argument succeeds? Will he get a bill to recoup his education at our expense?