RAF MILDENHALL UCMJ ATTORNEY RELENTLESSLY PROTECTING AIRMEN'S RIGHTS
In the American legal system, the concept of innocent until proven guilty is written in stone. While this holds true for the military as well, the task of proving innocence is challenging mainly because the chain of command almost always considers service members guilty immediately after they've been charged. Alleged desecration of the strict code of honor compels the leadership to take an uncompromising stand and convict the accused.
An equally uncompromising military criminal defense lawyer can challenge the prosecution's allegations with aggression and facts that give the court no reasonable doubt to find the accused guilty. Joseph L. Jordan is an experienced RAF Mildenhall court martial attorney with over eleven years of service successfully defending the rights of airmen, soldiers, coast guardsmen and marines.
AN OVERVIEW AND HISTORY OF RAF MILDENHALL
Located near Mildenhall, Suffolk, RAF Mildenhall supports the US Air Force operations. It is the site of the 100 th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), which supports over 16,000 personnel, three GSUs or geographically separated units, and 15 associated units.
The base hosts units from four U.S Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) commands – Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Mobility Command and units of the United States Navy. In 1930, RAF Mildenhall was a Royal Air Force station and one of the centers for operational combat missions during World War II.
The mission of RAF Mildenhall is to provide and employ global combat support, air refueling and expeditionary forces. The 100 th ARW is a global partner and a leader in logistics, operational training and maintenance that supports the U.S Air Forces in Europe. The responsibility of the airmen at the base is to identify problems, research requirements thoroughly, and develop innovative courses of action while keeping leadership informed along the way. This is crucial to the U.S Air Force's main mission to serve the American people, while providing reliable global vigilance, power and reach for the nation. The core competencies of global attack, precision engagement, rapid global mobility agile combat support and information superiority are also supported by RAF Mildenhall.
INCIDENCES OF MILITARY CRIMES AT THE STATION
Certain actions can land airmen in the dock, even if they did not intend malice or bodily harm to the 'victim'. There have been instances where sexual assault charges have resulted from 'buyer's remorse' after consensual sex, or apparent fraud committed by airmen have little or no justification as the defendant has simply followed orders and rules from his/her superiors. Unfortunately, military counsel cannot or just do not point out loopholes in the prosecution's case. They often advise clients to plead guilty and accept the first deal that comes their way. Thankfully, dedicated court martial lawyers defend their clients aggressively and do whatever it takes to turn the tables on the prosecution.
Quite a few of the UCMJ crimes at RAF Mildenhall have revolved around sexual assault. In 2012, a staff sergeant was convicted of five charges – aggravated sexual assault, dereliction of duty, attempted wrongful sexual assault, unlawful entry and assault consummated by a battery. A 100 th Air Refueling Wing airman who initially faced sexual assault and sodomy charges after a night of partying, was cleared after the 'victim' admitted that he was too drunk to remember the details of the alleged assault. It is just one of the many cases where accusations have little or no bias, and unnecessarily result in courts-martial, where the final verdict is delivered.
PUT YOUR FAITH IN A RELIABLE RAF MILDENHALL MILITARY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Whether the accused airman is guilty or not guilty matters little to a UCMJ lawyer of Joseph L. Jordan's caliber. Mr. Jordan is only concerned with proving his clients not guilty, regardless of how simple or complex the case.