NAVAL STATION ROTA UCMJ LAWYER FOR ENLISTED MEMBERS ACCUSED OF CRIMES
Armed forces personnel who are accused of committing a crime should immediately contact a military defense attorney.
You can either request the military to provide you the services of a JAG lawyer or you can contact a civilian attorney, experienced in UCMJ law. If you are faced with this dilemma, who should you choose? We will make the decision easier for you.
Crimes in the U.S military are increasing and JAG lawyers already have their hands full. They are overburdened with work, understaffed and as a result they may not be able to give your case their full attention. On the other hand, a civilian military defense attorney can give your case the personal attention it deserves.
Joseph Jordan is a civilian UCMJ lawyer now, but he was also a JAG lawyer and army prosecutor for several years earlier. If you are looking for an aggressive Naval Station Rota UCMJ lawyer, Joseph Jordan is the man you should meet.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF NAVAL STATION ROTA
In 1953, Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco signed an agreement with the U.S for the use of Spanish facilities. Strenuous negotiations, surveys and planning followed. Construction of the base was started in 1955, under the technical supervision of the Bureau of Yards and Docks (U.S Navy).
Naval Station Rota played an important role during the Cold War. For a time, Submarine Squadron 16 (SUBRON 16) was stationed here. The USS Proteus and USS Holland, both submarine tenders were also assigned to the base, in that order. Submarines under SUBRON 16 included the USS Francis Scott Key and USS Lafayette.
At the base's peak in the 1980s, more than 16,000 sailors and their dependents were living in Naval Station Rota.
In 2011, it was decided that four warships equipped with the Aegis Combat System would be stationed at Rota to help it monitor the Mediterranean better and to improve NATO's missile defense. From 2014, two destroyers will be permanently deployed in Naval Station Rota, including the USS Ross.
PRESENT DAY NAVAL STATION ROTA
Naval Station Rota is also known as 'Base Naval de Rota' in Spain. Spread across 6100 acres, NAVSTA Rota is the U.S military's largest facility in Spain. Several units of the U.S Navy and U.S Marine Corps are stationed here. The U.S Air Force and the U.S Army also have a small contingent here.
The base has three active piers, its 670 acres airfield provides support to U.S Navy and U.S Air Force aircraft and it holds the largest fuel and weapons facility in Europe.
Naval Station Rota is the headquarters of the U.S Naval Activities Spain. The Air Mobility Command (headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois) also uses the airfield as its primary gateway into Europe.
The base's location near the Strait of Gibraltar and its halfway distance between Southwest Asia and the United States is a strategic advantage. Therefore the base is invaluable to both the USAF Air Mobility Command and the U.S Sixth Fleet, headquartered in NSA Naples.
There are more than 30 tenant commands in Naval Station Rota and with approximately 3000 U.S military personnel, civilian employees and their families living on the base.
LEGAL EXPERTISE FOR YOUR NAVAL STATION ROTA CRIMINAL CASE
In 2011, the U.S commander of the base was relieved of his duty by the Navy leadership after they lost confidence that he would be able to handle an on-going investigation effectively. The commander was not the target of the investigation nor was he facing criminal charges. The investigation led by the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) involved the use of illicit drugs on the base by some of the personnel.
All armed forces expect the utmost discipline from their service members. Crimes by enlisted members are strictly punished and this has destroyed the careers of many soldiers. If your Naval Station Rota-based unit has told you that you are going to face court martial or that summary proceedings are going to be initiated against you under Article 15, do not wait any longer.