Fort Gordon UCMJ Lawyer Providing Aggressive Representation
The Uniform Code of Military Justice expects service members to adhere
to a strict code of conduct. Violation of a criminal law or direct order
may call for a non-judicial hearing or a court martial. When reputations
are at stake and careers are on the line, a
Ford Gordon, GA UCMJ lawyer can provide valuable assistance. Joseph L. Jordan is the man for the job,
a former serviceman with a strong track-record of successfully defending
the rights of soldiers, airmen, coast guards and marine personnel. Mr.
Jordan is concerned with one thing and one thing only – getting
an acquittal and enabling clients to return to work with their dignity
and respect intact.
Fort Gordon – Overview and History
Camp Gordon is named after Confederate Lieutenant General John Brown Gordon,
and traces its history as an armor and infantry training site during World
War II. In 1948, it was anointed as a Signal Corps Training Center, and
in the 50's, it served as a site for Military Government Training
for the Army. Fort Gordon has prepared soldiers for conflict during the
Vietnam War and the Korean conflict. In 1974, it became a consolidated
communications training center for the army, making notable contributions
in training and troop deployment during Operation Desert Storm and providing
national defense in the post-Cold war years. It continues to proudly remain
the Home of the Signal Regiment, delivering training to signal and ordnance
soldiers, which is its primary mission. The installation trains the highest
number of soldiers in the
Present Day Fort Gordon Community
Fort Gordon is the site of six active-duty tenant units and home to more
than 12,000 soldiers and nearly 5,000 civilians. The community feel is
alive and well at the installation, but there have been instances of unsavory
code of conduct, which the Army frowns upon and metes out punishment quite
aggressively. The Fort Gordon community is serious about limiting these
crimes, as is evidenced by its initiatives. There is also a concerted
effort to improve the services, programs, and the quality of life for
everyone who lives and works at the installation. A customer feedback
initiative engaging the community is one such step in the right direction.
A Look at the Military Crimes Reported at Fort Gordon
Fort Gordan military criminal defense attorney Joseph L. Jordan is familiar with the tough stance prosecutors take against
accused army personnel. In preparing for a case, Mr. Jordan is particular
about cross-examining witnesses thoroughly and examining evidence with
a sharp eye. Service members can rely on his experience to win a favorable verdict.
The nagging crime problem that Fort Gordon has faced in recent years may
seem pretty harmless, but it attracts serious repercussions. Shop-lifting
at the Fort Gordon Exchange has prompted the installation to voice its
concerns and educate civilians as well as soldiers about the consequences
of this crime. It has embarked on an aggressive shoplifting program to
help prevent judgment lapses that have the potential to derail careers.
Active duty members caught shoplifting can be slapped with a reduction
in rank, forfeiture of pay and allowances, an Other than Honorable discharge,
and even confinement in some cases.
Fort Gordon remains committed to its stand against sexual assault. The
installation has a sexual assault hotline number. Each unit is also assigned
two SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention) representatives
who are available 24/7. While the recent spotlight on sexual assault has
pressurized leadership to pursue Article 120 cases more aggressively,
there are instances when the so-called victims have vindictively lied,
regretted having consensual sex or tried to cover their homosexuality
– all for selfish gains – and put the accused in the dock.
Fort Gordon, GA court martial lawyer Joseph L. Jordan has first-hand experience defending active duty members
facing Article 120 charges.
Courts martial stemming from theft and conspiracy charges have also been
reported at Camp Gordon. They have attracted fines, confinement and bad
conduct discharge. In some cases, reduced sentences have been awarded
in exchange for testimony.
Fort Gordan UCMJ lawyer Joseph L. Jordan does not advise clients to plead guilty when there is
a fighting chance to win the case. It is recommended in very rare cases,
where the evidence is too strong to ignore and dangerously stacked against