Fort Bragg is a prime example of how cohabitation and cooperation between the military
and civilian population can yield immense benefits for both. During the
initial years following its inception, this defense establishment depended
heavily on the support of the local residents. Today, Fort Bragg personnel
play a critical role not just in protecting the nation's boundaries
from enemies, but also by carrying out exemplary humanitarian work. Fort
Bragg personnel are known for their commitment to duty and honorable behavior.
However, there have been situations where the authorities have charged
servicemen and women with misdemeanor or criminal conduct. In such circumstances,
these servicemen and women need an able, experienced
Fort Bragg Military Criminal Defense Lawyer like Joseph Jordan to defend their rights.
A brief overview of Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg was established in the year 1857 as a training location for
defense forces. The camp was named after Captain Braxton Bragg, a Confederate
General and despite several protests the name remained unchanged. At the
end of WWI, artillery personnel from Camp McClellan relocated to Camp
Bragg. In the same year, the nearby tract of land was developed into a
full fledged landing field and named Pope Field. Today Pope Field continues
to function as one of the oldest landing fields ever used by the U.S. army.
Fort Bragg narrowly escaped abandonment during the post war cutbacks and
thanks to the efforts of its commanding officer General Bowley. The camp
was deemed a permanent military establishment of the United States in
1922. The fact that this camp was the only one with enough space to test
the long range artillery weapons developed during this period was crucial
to encouraging this decision.
Fort Bragg's personnel have offered invaluable humanitarian support
and assistance on several occasions not only in the U.S. but even outside
the country's borders. They played crucial roles in the assistance
offered post Hurricane Katrina and after the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
When military action is called for, Fort Bragg deploys more troops to
the enemy's lines than any other post. Recent military operations
in which units from this base participated include Operation Enduring
Freedom, New Dawn and Iraqi Freedom. This base is known as the home of
Special Operations and Airborne Operations.
Recent happenings at Fort Bragg
While Fort Bragg personnel have earned accolades for their exemplary work,
there have also been stray incidents where servicemen and women have been
accused of misconduct or criminal acts. Recently, an 82
nd Airborne Division lieutenant was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, forfeiture
of pay and dismissal after a jury found him guilty of two counts of murder,
while stationed in Afghanistan. The Lieutenant had ordered his men to
immediately open fire when three men appeared before his patrol. The jury
found that he had violated the military's rules of engagement through this act.
With the military increasing its focus on in-campus security and with the
enhanced attention to sexual harassment charges, the risk that servicemen
and women may be accused of misbehavior is heightened. To ensure that
the facts supporting them are presented effectively, they require the
services of a competent and highly experienced
Fort Bragg Military Criminal Defense Attorney like Joseph Jordan.
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