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Ret. Lt. Col. J.W. Kastl (800) 651-5950 or
(301) 571-9784
Ret. Lt. Col. J.W. Kastl (800) 651-5950 or
(301) 571-9784

Locations Served - US Air Force

US Air Force Law Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

Serving the world!

Maxwell AFB: faculty member, original JAG School, designed courses from the ground up.  Later, several administrative cases, one involving sensitive security clearance concerns
Eielson AFB: Three years on station as deputy staff judge advocate.  Subsequently, one officer elimination hearing, fully successful
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Luke AFB: conscientious objector hearing  for a doctor
Beale AFB:  successful in-person hearing to retain career NCO; racial issues, media coverage.  One medical board
Edwards AFB:  litigated court-martial of young female E-3; extremely light sentence.  Issues of equal treatment for women
Los Angeles AFB: several cases, including officer elimination action with security clearance issues, and a complex drug case.  Extensive use of nurse-practitioner on staff 
Travis AFB: general court-martial; clemency package included lie detector results  from polygrapher on staff
Vandenberg AFB:  two successful corrections board effort, one discharge review board case
Peterson AFB:  two administrative discharge hearings
United States Air Force Academy:  several cases involving cadet wrongdoing; two leading to findings of no misconduct
Dover AFB:  on-site officer case, two AFBCMR cases
District of Columbia
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling:  with law offices only 15 miles away, numerous courts and boards in “our backyard;  often, heavy media coverage  and security concerns.  Frequent use of polygrapher on staff
Eglin AFB: one litigated court-martial, two boards, discharge upgrade  
Hurlburt Field: special court-martial
MacDill AFB:   two trials, one separations board, one VA case
Patrick AFB: one court-martial
Tyndall AFB:  two appeals to AFBCMR.  Detailed analysis by nurse-practitioner on staff
Moody AFB: two administrative discharges involving command influence, Congressman involved
Robins AFB:  several board hearings involving both active duty and reservist officers
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam:  one court-martial, a Merit Board  security clearance hearing, one administrative discharge hearing
Mountain Home AFB: two corrections board cases, one medical board case
Scott AFB:  litigated general court-martial
McConnell AFB: litigated discharge hearing for drugs; three general courts-martial
Barksdale AFB: corrections  board appeal; one medical board;  one VA case
Joint Base Andrews/Andrews AFB:   numerous courts and boards, both officer and enlisted; Military Defender main offices are 30 minutes from this installation.  Frequent use of polygrapher on staff.   Media coverage
Hanscom AFB: successful officer court-martial
Columbus AFB: administrative discharge appeal for NCO
Keesler AFB: several courts and boards; discharge upgrade; one VA case
Whiteman AFB:  one heavily litigated court-martial, extremely light sentence
Malmstrom AFB:  two AFBCMR actions, discharge upgrade  
Offutt AFB. three litigated cases, two involving officers in joint command positions.   One trial.  Extensive use of nurse-practitioner on staff.  Media coverage
Nellis AFB: Several courts and boards; one medical/ PEB board
New Jersey
Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst:  two in-person hearings, several corrections boards cases
New Mexico
Cannon AFB:   [Judge Kastl was formerly Staff Judge Advocate here]   one in-person court, several boards, discharge upgrade  
Kirtland AFB:  one hearing, one conscientious objector case
Holloman AFB: one litigated court-martial
North Carolina
Pope AFB: one court-martial, two administrative boards
North Dakota
Grand Forks AFB:  two litigated courts-martial, two administrative boards
Minot AFB:   one court-martial, three administrative boards, one  PEB
Wright-Patterson AFB: two administrative boards. Successful discharge upgrade  for E-5 
Altus AFB: general court-martial, two AFBCMR actions
Tinker AFB: two administrative boards, one a medical board’ one VA case
Vance AFB:  one AFBCMR action
South Carolina
Joint Base Charleston: two special courts, two administrative boards.  Media coverage
Shaw AFB:  two administrative boards, discharge upgrade  
South Dakota
Ellsworth AFB:  one court-martial
Arnold AFB:  one admin hearing
Dyess AFB:    one court-martial   
Goodfellow AFB:  two courts-martial, one of an officer involving anti-Hispanic  bias; two boards
Laughlin AFB: two administrative boards, discharge upgrade  
Randolph AFB -- Joint Base San Antonio –Lackland AFB:  numerous courts and boards,  PEB hearings.  Media coverage  on issue of Hispanic discrimination
Sheppard AFB:   one administrative board.   Several PEBs
Hill AFB:  one special court-martial
Joint Base Langley-Eustis:  several boards, including successfully overturning an Article 15 in March 2017,  bias against African-Americans
Fairchild AFB: one court-martial, officer fraternization,  testimony by historian on staff regarding Air Force fraternization; extremely light sentence
Francis E. Warren AFB:   two administrative boards, discharge upgrade  
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The Military Defender

5922 Anniston Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 301-571-9784
Toll Free: 800-651-5950