Monday, November 11, 2013

Appreciation to our LL.M. Veterans

We are proud to honor and to thank the three military veterans that are in this year's current LL.M. class. They are outstanding professionals that have served and continue to serve our nation well.  Thank you, Brian, Wes, and Mark, for your service.

Brian Mathison is enrolled as a part time online candidate, while he serves full time as an Instructor in the Department of Chemistry and Life Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point.
Brian's military experience includes:
Administrative and Operational Law Attorney, Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan
Trial Counsel, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Ft. Bliss, Texas
Trial Counsel, Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Daegu, Korea
Deputy Legal Advisor, Joint Task Force-North (JTF-N), Ft. Bliss, Texas
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Ft. Bliss, Texas
Legal Assistance Attorney, Tax Center Officer-in-Charge.

Wes Ward is enrolled as a full time LL.M. candidate and is participating in our joint degree program with the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences working on his masters degree Agricultural Economics at the same time.  Wes is a Member of the Marine Corps Reserve and an Officer with the 3rd Civil Affairs Group in Great Lakes, Illinois.  He is a former Battalion Judge Advocate, United States Marine Corps. His military experience also includes:
Operational Law Attorney (detainee cases)
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Federal Magistrate Court
Civil Law Attorney, Tort Claims Office for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton
Assistant Trial Counsel, Special Court Martial cases.

Mark Cohen is a practicing attorney from Colorado, enrolled as a full time LL.M. candidate.  As a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, he served as Judge Advocate representing the United States in trials by court-martial.  He served as Chief of Military Justice, Base Claims Officer, and Government Contracts counsel.  And, he was honored by the American Bar Association as the Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer in 1986.

Thanks as well to all of the many veterans that are alumni of our LL.M. Program.  Happy Veterans Day!  We appreciation your service.

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