Ft. Shafter is the headquarters of the United States Army Pacific and has the distinction of being the oldest U.S. military base in Hawaii. Known by Hawaiian service members as the “Pineapple Pentagon”, Ft. Shafter is a critical U.S. Army installation which commands the vast majority of the forces in the Asia-Pacific region.
Commanding officers come and go from Ft. Shafter, but one thing remains the same: no Army official, however high in rank, is safe from criminal accusations and the threat of a court-martial. Should you be convicted of an offense, you could lose everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve in an instant.
- You have put years, perhaps decades into the military. But prosecutors only need one accusation to rob you of your rank and title.
- The life you’ve built for yourself and your family is in dire risk of being demolished. Your pension, healthcare, and salary could be taken from you overnight.
- You may face far worse than a dishonorable discharge. Incarceration, thousands of dollars in fines, and your name on a public sex offender list are just some of the threats you face.
You’ve worked too hard to watch your military career be destroyed in front of your eyes by malicious accusations. Call Bilecki & Tipon TODAY and start fighting back against your charges.
Fort Shafter History and Court-Martial Activity
Located between Kalihi and Moanalua valleys, Fort Shafter has been a presence in Hawaii for over 100 years. What began as a small cantonment for a single infantry battalion has now become the Army’s base of operations for the entire Asia-Pacific region outside of Korea. Today, it’s home to a garrison which includes the U.S. Army Support Command, Hawaii, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division.
- Established: 1907
- Location: Oahu, HI
- Garrison: U.S. Army Support Command, Hawaii; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division
- Population: 25,000+ active duty service members & civilians
Court-Martial Activity: Fort Shafter is home to over 8,000 active duty service members, most of whom never have to face a court-martial or Article 15. For those that do, however, the possibility of losing their careers and freedoms is as terrifying as it is real. Most charges that we’ve seen come out of Fort Shafter include sexual assault offenses and fraud charges. But other offenses do happen, and many of them can destroy more than just your military career.
Army Personnel at Fort Shafter Trust Bilecki & Tipon to Defend Their Interests in Court
Bilecki & Tipon has been defending the active duty and reserve service members of Fort Shafter for decades. Mr. Bilecki was even stationed at Fort Shafter, Hawaii when he worked at U.S. Army Pacific. Our location in Hawaii combined with our many years of legal experience in court-martial defense makes us uniquely suited to handle your court-martial or Article 15 hearing.
- Other civilian defense attorneys could take days to reach you. We are based right here in Hawaii and can meet you in hours. Because of the speed at which evidence dries up and witnesses disappear, it is critical you secure an attorney as soon as possible.
- No military defense attorney on the islands comes close to matching our resources and combined experience. We employ a full-time investigator, multiple attorneys, and law clerks, all of whom can help defend your interests in court.
- We’ve built a network of connections which encompass all of Fort Shafter and Hawaii, from state and local courts to Hawaii’s military law enforcement and prosecutors. Our ability to discover your exact charges, the state of the government’s investigation, and the evidence against you is unrivaled.
Bilecki & Tipon serves all army personnel at Fort Shafter. Call us TODAY for a free consultation into your case.
FAQ's About Fort Shaftner
What Are the Most Common Criminal Offenses in Hawaii and Fort Shafter?
Sexual assault and financial fraud are by far the most common criminal offenses that we see which could warrant a court-martial. We also receive calls from service members who must defend their record from Article 15 hearings, GOMOR’s and administrative separations.
Do You Defend Against Both Court-Martial Charges and State Felonies?
Yes. If you’re accused of a felony in Hawaii and the charges stay in the state court, we can assist you. If it’s the military that prefers charges, we’ll take up your case in the military courts rather than the state courts. It’s important to note that we have connections and expertise in both military and state law.