Representing Those Who Have Been Stationed at Fort Campbell

We are honored to provide Fort Campbell legal representation to those who are or have been stationed at the base. As retired military personnel, our attorneys understand the importance of Fort Campbell’s history and reputation.

This army post spans across Kentucky and Tennessee and is the home base for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and the 101st Airborne Division. The installation boasts of 106,700 acres of land and is led by Major General John F. Campbell. A feature of this fort that makes it unique is that it is located right on the state line. This gives them an upper hand in deploying forces through air, highway, waterways, and railway. Another element which makes this installation unique is that it is base to the only Air Assault Division in the entire world, the afore mentioned 101st Airborne Division. Other notable units are the 5th Special Forces Group and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, two respected Special Operations Command units. 

Fort Campbell is used to train units in the National Guard and Reserves so that they can be ready for mobilization. They also are equipped to support civilians and families of military members, as well as those who have retired from duty. The 86th Combat Support Hospital is also located on the base. The contingency forces which are based at Fort Campbell are distinct because they are the most-deployed forces in the U.S. Army.  

One way they strive to be the best they can is by staying on the cutting edge of technology and military methodology. Due to this, they have become a leader in their field and are able to provide soldiers and their families on base with the highest standards of living.  And we are proud to provide Fort Campbell legal services to those in need.

How Fort Campbell Began

Fort Campbell started as Camp Campbell in 1941, in the early years of World War I. The plan for the camp was that it would be able to support one armored division as well as support troops. Approximately 102,414 acres were set aside for this base and there was enough accommodation for 2,422 officers and 45,198 enlisted personnel.

At first, it was officially stated that the camp was in Tennessee. Although the Fort Campbell headquarters was in Tennessee, the camp post office was in Kentucky. This caused a great deal of confusion until the address was officially changed in 1942 by the War Department to Kentucky. In 1950, Camp Campbell was renamed as Fort Campbell and it changed from a temporary training facility to a permanent installation. 

Fort Campbell was not without its share of notable incidents. In 2011, serious damage was caused to the fort when an EF3 tornado swept through the area. It also saw its share of criminal incidents. In 1999, a member of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment was beaten to death with a baseball bat while in his barracks. It was determined that the attack was motivated by the fact that he was in love with a showgirl who was a transsexual. The murder was committed by a private, but a specialist was instigated in encouraging the act.

In 2005, Fort Campbell was the scene for another crime when a private opened fire on soldiers who were training. He was convicted of attempted and premeditated murder.  

Military Crimes at Fort Campbell 

Military crimes, also known as Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) violations, can occur at any military installation, including Fort Campbell. If you have been charged with one of the following, it’s important to obtain Fort Campbell legal representation.  

  • AWOL (Absent Without Leave): When a service member fails to report to their duty station or goes missing without proper authorization. 
  • Desertion: This is a more serious offense than AWOL and involves a service member leaving their duty or unit with the intent to remain away permanently. 
  • Drug Offenses: Possession, distribution, or use of illegal drugs, or abuse of prescription medications not prescribed to the service member. 
  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence): Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This can occur on or off base. 
  • Assault and Battery: Physical harm or threat of harm to another person, whether it’s a fellow service member or a civilian. 
  • Sexual Assault: Any non-consensual sexual activity or harassment within the military, which is taken very seriously and can lead to severe consequences. 
  • Theft: Stealing property or belongings, whether it’s from a fellow service member, a civilian, or the military itself. 

  • Fraud: This can include financial crimes, such as embezzlement or identity theft. 
  • Insubordination: Disobeying lawful orders or acting in a manner disrespectful or insubordinate toward superior officers. 
  • Hazing: Initiations or practices that cause harm or discomfort to others, often in the form of rituals or traditions. 
  • Conduct Unbecoming an Officer: This can encompass a range of behaviors that reflect negatively on the military, including actions like public drunkenness or indecent exposure. 
  • Espionage and Treason: Spying for a foreign entity or providing aid and comfort to an enemy can lead to severe legal consequences. 
  • Child Abuse or Neglect: Charges can be brought against service members who neglect or abuse their children. 
  • Murder or Manslaughter: The intentional or unintentional killing of another person, whether within the military or in civilian life. 
  • Disobeying Direct Orders: Failure to follow orders can result in disciplinary action under the UCMJ. 

If you have been accused of one of the afore mentioned crimes, make sure you obtain Fort Campbell legal representation before making any statements. 

Fort Campbell Legal Representation You Can Trust 

For decades, our law firm has provided elite Fort Campbell legal representation. We work hard for service members who are stationed in the United States and abroad.  With more than 100 years of combined military law experience, we are prepared to fight for you.  As active and retired military personnel, we understand what is at stake and will work diligently for a favorable outcome.  Contact us today to schedule a consultation.   

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