Schofield Barracks, HI
What Happens When The Military Justice System At Schofield Barracks Gets The UCMJ Wrong
Good Soldiers obey orders and we have no doubt that the men and women of the Army who serve at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii are no exception. However, if you have served in the military for any length of time, you understand fully well that the United States military and command structure do not always get it right. We’d like to submit that the military justice system is no exception. If you have any doubt about the military’s ability to get the big things wrong at times, you don’t have to travel too far from beautiful Hawaii.
The Military or Military Justice System Doesn’t Always Get It Right
What Kind of Charges Under the UCMJ Can I Fight?
While in the Army, Tim Bilecki served as a senior defense counsel within the military justice system and he understands how it seems to still win when it is indeed wrong. It wins because it leads Soldiers out of Schofield Barracks to believe that fighting is futile and command always wins. This is not the case and fighting is always an option. The 1940’s military thought men like Inouye fighting was a futile effort and look at what they accomplished. So here are a few of the charges we fight and know that this list is not comprehensive. You’ll see that serious charges under the UCMJ don’t scare us off any more than the entire German Army could scare off Inouye.
Does The Bilecki Law Group Still Defend Court Martial Trials in Hawaii?
Men like Daniel Inouye paved the way for Americans of Japanese descent to continue in that legacy of inexplicable gallantry. His willingness to fight helped earn the 442nd the eternal respect of all those who studied military history.
Your willingness to fight for your career, retirement, or freedom may very well do the same for Soldiers facing charges in the future. There is a time for everything under the sun they say and when it comes to court martials, that is the time to fight. A salute to the men of the 442nd and to all the men and women serving to keep us free today.