Attorney Marc Victor served as a Sergeant and Squad Leader in the United States Marine Corps during Operations Desert Storm/Shield. He was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for his efforts during Operation Desert Storm. He is an honorably discharged United States Marine who requires the same commitment to excellence from all members of the law firm that was expected of him during his time in the Marine Corps.
I first met Marc in 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona when we were both young Marines. There is no such thing as an ex-Marine, and as such Marc and I will always be Marines. Although we are no longer young, we are now what are known as “Salty Marines.”
Given that he is a criminal defense attorney, people sometimes ask Marc how he could be friends with a cop like me. Marc likes to joke and tell people I am ‘grandfathered in’ because he knew me before I was a police officer. From the moment I met Marc, I knew he would be destined for great things in life. Marc was a “hard charging Marine” who showed up early wanting to complete the mission, no matter what that mission might be.
As a Corporal in the first Gulf War, he was assigned a position that was far above his rank. Marc performed his job with determination and pride; something he still demands of his law firm employees today with his “Commitment to Excellence.” Indeed the term “Committed to Excellence” is something that could always be attributed to Marc.
Marc is no longer that young Marine I remember from so many years ago. However, one thing has never changed, and that’s the character, pride, and commitment that define Marc Victor. I am proud to call Marc J. Victor my friend, and I am thankful we met a few decades ago. I look forward to many more years ahead with him as my friend.
Former Sergeant- Marines (1985-1992)
I first met Marc in what was my first upper division class at ASU; I was nervous to say the least. My first impression of Marc was complete confidence. I shortly discovered that Marc and I were both Marines in the same reserve unit and we would both be called upon to serve our county in Desert Shield/Storm. In the waning days of Operation Desert Storm, our jobs would put us side by side where I watched Marc work for several weeks. Marc’s job was that of a dispatcher. At the time he was only a Corporal in a position normally filled by a Marine of higher rank. The confidence I first saw still existed in the classroom. Marc had to prioritize the movement of vehicles. This was often in conflict with Marines in the Officer Corps since many of them were Field Grade and above. Marc was able to handle his job with tact and professionalism in spite of being pressured by Marines that held much higher rank than he did. I believe that He would be able to stand up to the leadership of those in the US Senate with confidence and tact in order to do his new job as Senator of the United States.
John P. Cannistraro
Former Sergeant- Marines (1983-1992)
I first met Marc in 1988 when he joined my Marine Corps reserve unit. I was Marc’s direct supervisor, his Platoon Sergeant to be exact. The Marine Corps is about the most traditional organization that I can think of and would be slow to change the way we do things. At times it would be frustrating to be Marc’s supervisor when I would tell Marc to do something and he would ask “WHY?, this is dumb, we did this last month, nothing’s changed”. I followed orders and would not question my superiors but Marc Victor never hesitated to question any supervisor’s orders if he had a better way to accomplish the mission. Don’t get me wrong, Marc was never belligerent in his questioning orders, he just had a different, non-traditional way of reasoning through assigned tasks.
I know Marc would never hesitate to question or tackle a debate with anyone in our Government. I am proud to have served my country with Marc and honored to have him as my friend. I know he would be an outstanding Senator.
Rob DiLullo, Former Sergeant of Marines, 1985-1997.