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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- An interesting en banc IAC decision from the NMCCA
- This Week in Military Justice – October 19, 2014
- CAAF argument audio: Gilbreath
- An unwise proposal to change the meaning of consent in the UCMJ
- Argument Preview: United States v. Castillo, No. 14-0457/AR
- Argument Preview: United States v. Peters, No. 14-0289/AR
- CAAF website outage
- Cert denied in McMurrin
- Argument Preview: United States v. Morita, No. 14-5007/AF
- Argument Preview: United States v. Phillips, No. 14-0199/AR
- This Week in Military Justice – October 12, 2014
- The Army CCA clarifies what part of nonjudicial punishment records are admissible in the sentencing phase of a court-martial
- CAAF grants review of Castillo and the Department of the Navy’s self-reporting requirement
- CAAF argument audio: Piren & Piolunek
- Argument Preview: United States v. Gilbreath, No. 14-0322/MC