Fort Sam Houston Court
Ensures Legal Protection for Enlisted Members
When it comes to competent legal help, perhaps no individual deserves it
more than the enlisted members of the United States Army who have committed
their lives to the protection of the country and its people. This has
been the calling of highly experienced Fort Sam Houston court martial
attorney Joseph Jordan. Mr. Jordan has to his credit the successful acquittal
of several innocent servicemen and women who were charged with serious
crimes like sexual assault or relatively minor ones tried under Article
15 hearings. As a former Serviceman himself, Mr. Jordan is justly passionate
about ensuring that all members of the Fort Sam Houston Texas base have
access to knowledgeable legal counsel. This ensures that they can present
their case in an effective manner.
A Brief History of Fort Sam Houston Texas
It was in 1845 that the foundation was laid for Fort Sam Houston Texas
although the base received this name officially only by year 1890. Over
the years since its establishment this base has seen several expansions.
Today, with over 800 such structures it stands as the largest collection
of historic buildings in the DoD. Fort Sam Houston Texas holds a place
of honor as the 'Home of Military Medicine' thanks to the Medical
Education and Training campus situated onsite. The concept of military
aviation can also be traced back to this base.
Named after General Sam Houston, hero of the San Jacinto battle and first
President to lead the Republic of Texas, Fort Sam Houston also enjoys
an interesting distinction. This U.S. Army post continues to be an active
military installation, carrying out a key role in the defense of the country.
At the same time it is a link to the past as a National Historic Landmark
where one can find some of the oldest structures in any Army installation.
Present Day Fort Sam Houston Texas
More than 32,000 enlisted members call Fort Sam Houston Texas (or Fort
Sam) home. The major units stationed here include the 5
th Recruiting Brigade, the U.S. Army Medical Command, the U.S. Army Center
Brigade, the 1110
th Signal Battalion, the 147
th Medical Logistics Battalion and many more. About 4790 student Personnel,
7230 Civilian Employees and 3136 Reserve Components are based here in
addition to the 70710 family members of Army personnel. The Brooke Army
Medical Center complex or BAMC is a well known landmark within the Fort Sam base.
In June, the base was in the news when a female active- duty captain was
injured after a gunman fired multiple times outside the medical training
HQ. Although this is the first shooting within the base in 20 years, it
brings to light the need for more stringent security measures here. Investigations
have revealed that the incident may have been the result of a personal
disagreement between the gunman and the injured captain. Incidents like
these underline the need for the enlisted members to have ready access
to a qualified and experienced Fort Sam Houston military defense attorney
who can present the facts of the case clearly and objectively so that
person at fault can be punished appropriately.
Legal Counsel for Enlisted Members at Fort Sam Houston Texas
Although based in Killeen Texas, Fort Sam Houston court martial attorney
Joseph Jordan is frequently called in by enlisted members across U.S.
Army bases worldwide to defend their legal rights. Mr. Jordan has earned
a reputation for aggressive representation in Fort Sam Houston sexual
assault court martial, and other courts-martial for clients being tried
for alleged rape, attempted murder/ manslaughter, drug crime, and larceny
charges. He is equally proficient in presenting effective defense in non-judicial
hearings such as Article 15 trials and Separation Boards.