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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- 2013 Term End o’ Term Stats – Part I (overview)
- This Week in Military Justice – August 31, 2014
- 2013 Term Silver CAAF Tongue Award winner
- CAAF grants USACIL additional time to file an amicus brief in Katso
- Opinion Analysis: United States v. MacDonald, No. 14-0001/AR
- Two new grants (one predicted, the other a trailer) and the return of Senior Judge Cox
- Army CCA partially grants a Government interlocutory appeal
- CAAF summarily affirms in Yanez
- Two interesting speedy trial decisions from the NMCCA
- Opinion Analysis: United States v. Wilson, No.s 13-0157/AF & 14-5003/AF
- Opinion Analysis: United States v. McPherson, No.s 14-0348/AF & 14-5002/AF
- This Week in Military Justice – August 24, 2014
- CAAF decides McPherson & Wilson, only MacDonald remains undecided
- When do the protections of Article 6b begin?
- The NMCCA identifies “a species of lesser-included offense”