Zachary D Spilman
Zack Spilman is currently an active duty Marine Corps Judge Advocate with the rank of Captain. 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.
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.
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 reviews of courts-martial. Additionally, he 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.
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- Argument Preview: United States v. Cimball Sharpton, No. 14-0158/AF
- Argument Preview: United States v. Davenport, No. 13-0573/AR
- “Great idea, Judge Erdmann!” says the Air Force JAG
- Argument Preview: United States v. Moon, No. 13-0536/AR
- This Week in Military Justice – April 20, 2014
- CAAF grants review of 31(b) issue in Carrasquillo
- The bias of blogging
- Opinion Analysis: United States v. Janssen, No 14-0130/AF
- The old news comprehensive review of the UCMJ
- A significant confrontation clause decision from the AFCCA
- The Air Force CCA finds a fatal variance
- Air Force JAG files a certificate of review of the AFCCA’s denial of a Government effort to stop a deposition of an alleged victim of rape
- Errors that lead to a sentence of no punishment (for a five year desertion)
- This Week in Military Justice – April 13, 2014