Defending Those Who Defend Us®
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    Military officers, cadets, and midshipmen are held to the highest personal and professional standards. When those standards are not met, officers may be administratively punished or even criminally prosecuted for violating Article 133, UCMJ, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. When your military career, future, and freedom are on the line, you need, Read More

    May 1, 2023 – Press Release MJA is excited to announce that Chip Hodge – who joined our firm last July – has moved into a full-time role as Partner. Chip’s practice areas include military administrative and criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law. Chip, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine, Read More

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    Service members convicted at court-martial can face significant punishments. Depending on the nature and severity of the crime, these punishments can include years in confinement, discharge from the military, reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay and allowances, and even death in the most serious cases. When your career, freedom, and future are on the, Read More

    It has long been speculated that ingestion of legally purchased foods containing poppy seeds could result in a positive urinalysis for morphine or codeine. In 2023, the Department of Defense finally confirmed these suspicions and suspended reporting of codeine results on all urinalyses processed by the DoD. MJA understands the significant adverse consequences that, Read More

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    On December 23, 2022, President Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) into law. The NDAA contains important updates to military law including recission of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, expanded judicial review of court-martial convictions, the randomized selection of court-martial members, review of the Army’s titling and indexing, Read More

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    On 10 January 2023, the Secretary of Defense rescinded the requirement that U.S. service members be forced to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to serve in the military. While rescission of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is certainly great news for service members pending exemption requests, what about former service members who were involuntarily, Read More

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    It was an exciting, fast-paced, and ground-breaking year for MJA filled with battles won, grateful clients, and expansion into new and existing practice areas. In 2022, MJA fought victoriously for clients at courts-martial, administrative separation hearings, and military correction boards. MJA also led the fight against the military’s unlawful COVID-19 vaccine mandates (which have, Read More

    Article 138, UCMJ, allows service members who have been wronged by their commanding officer to petition a superior commissioned officer for relief. When used correctly, Article 138 complaints are a powerful tool to stop abusive commanders from unlawfully punishing or otherwise adversely impacting a service members’ rights.  Military Justice Attorneys has decades of experience, Read More

    “Barracks lawyers” on Facebook have been working overtime since the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was signed into law.  Like the barracks lawyers you remember from active duty (salty Lance Corporal types who had been busted down multiple times and would offer “legal advice” at the smoke pit), many of the folks posting so passionately, Read More


    So, you stuck to your guns and refused to get the jab? When everyone else caved to pressure from peers and their command, you stood strong and refused to compromise your convictions. And the military rewarded your courage by discharging you from the service for misconduct and, most likely, with a less than fully, Read More