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Military Law is the term used to designate the body of statutes, rules,  regulations, executive orders and case-law governing the armed forces. It applies to military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and those who work or live on military installations and contracts, as well as veterans and their families. As a 30-year member of the Air Force, twenty-five of which were spent as a judge advocate, Skip Morgan understands military law, The Uniform Code of Military Justice, as well as the anxiety and uncertainty associated with the system of justice in the military. He also understands principles of administrative law and due process which govern administrative discharges, disciplinary proceedings, medical boards, on-base civil offenses, security clearances, and civil rights. He assists veterans in pursuing discharge upgrades, disability claims and appeals, and actions before the service correction boards. He represents clients at Schriever AFB, USAFA, Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, F.E. Warren AFB, and Buckley AFB. Specific areas of practice include:

  • Academic Review Committees (USAFA ARC)
  • Administrative discharges
  • Affirmative action and promotion passovers
  • Article 15 proceedings
  • Cadet honor proceedings
  • Correction of military records
  • Court martial proceedings
  • Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) hearings
  • Disability
  • Disenrollment
  • Discharge and nonjudicial punishment procedures
  • Medical and disciplinary proceedings
  • Medical and Physical Evaluation Boards
  • Military disability
  • Military promotion and promotion passovers
  • Military Review Committees (USAFA MRC)
  • Religious rights and freedom of conscience while in uniform
  • Security clearance law and appeals (DOHA)
  • Survivor benefit plan (SBP) protection
  • Tuition reimbursement claims by the government
  • Veterans’ benefits, including veterans pensions

He is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas, as well as before courts-martial, court-martial appellate courts, the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

To learn more about Skip’s military law practice, please contact him today.