Zachary D Spilman
Zack graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003, and from Suffolk University School of Law in 2006. He was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 2004, and he began active duty in 2007. He completed his active duty service in 2014 but is still a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Zack's military service includes repeated assignments as Trial Counsel (prosecutor) and as Defense Counsel, and assignment as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. In these assignments, Zack worked on hundreds of military and federal criminal cases. He also served as the Chief Review Officer at the Legal Services Support Section East, where his duties included conducting legal review of courts-martial. Additionally, Zack deployed to Afghanistan in 2010-2011, where he served as Battalion Judge Advocate with 2d Battalion, 9th Marines in Marjah, and as Detainee Operations Officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD) at Camp Leatherneck.
All of Zack’s contributions to this blog are made in his personal capacity and reflect only his personal opinions. His contributions do not in any way reflect the official policy or position of the United States Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
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- Argument Preview: United States v. Piren, No. 14-0453/AR
- Argument Preview: United States v. Katso, No. 14-5008/AF
- Argument Preview: United States v. McFadden, No. 12-0501/AF
- This Week in Military Justice – September 28, 2014
- The NMCCA denies a Government appeal involving a search of data seized from a mobile phone in connection with a different case
- Continuing the call for greater transparency
- The AFCCA excludes actions taken by foreign sovereigns from the protections of Articles 12 & 13
- Army publishes revised version of the Military Judges’ Benchbook
- The military justice connection in the Ninth Circuit’s Posse Comitatus Act decision in United States v. Dreyer
- Hernandez appeals and CAAF grants in Buford
- The NMCCA reverses a child pornography conviction for legal insufficiency
- This Week in Military Justice – September 21, 2014
- CAAF orders a fact-finding hearing in a case involving the Air Force’s use of cadets as confidential informants
- The AFCCA reverses a rape conviction for factual insufficiency
- A powerful new call for greater transparency