Current MARSOC (Marine Forces Special Operations Command) Commanding General, Major General Daniel Yoo, is rumored to be under investigation for unlawful command influence related to the MARSOC 3 case and for potentially unethical real estate practices tied to the consolidation of all Marine Raider Battalions to the east coast (Camp Lejeune, North Carolina).
SOFREP reached out to MARSOC CommStrat officials on 10 June 2020 and USSOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command) and HQMC (Headquarters Marine Corps) officials on 11 June 2020 for comment on this matter. As of the time that this article was published, no responses have been provided by MARSOC. HQMC and SOCOM stated that they were not aware of any investigation related to MajGen Yoo. SOFREP will continue to update our coverage as new information is gathered.
MajGen Yoo spearheaded the sudden and swift consolidation effort, one that cost quite a bit of logistical pain and financial resources for USSOCOM and the servicemembers and their families who were unexpectedly asked to relocate with little-to-no time to prepare in relation to housing, jobs, and other personal matters. SOFREP is still waiting for MARSOC to provide details related to allegations that MajGen Yoo put himself in a position to gain financially from real estate properties in the Camp Lejeune area.
In relation to the rumored real estate scandal, a MARSOC representative’s quote from this 2020 announcement did not age particularly well. “You can buy a house, you can establish yourself in the community and you know that you’ll get different assignments within MARSOC, but that you will be able to retain your home of record right here at Camp Lejeune.”