U.S. Coast Guard O-4 Board of Inquiry, Arlington, VA
Result: Officer Retained in the U.S. Coast Guard
Grover H. Baxley is the founding attorney of JAG Defense. As a former member of the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Baxley now provides highly experienced representation for military members in all branches of service all over the world.
Thomas M. Rodrigues retired from active duty as a Colonel in 2019 after serving 23 years in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Colonel Rodrigues has extensive experience in military justice, litigation and administrative processes.
Air Force E-7 was charged with raping an Army E-3 while both were TDY to Germany. At his subsequent General Court-Martial, we dissected the alleged victim’s actions both before and after the alleged rape, establishing her consent to all sexual activity that took place that evening. In addition, we presented expert testimony regarding the effects of alcohol on the alleged victim’s ability to consent and make decisions throughout her interaction with our client. Result: Our client was ACQUITTED of the charge against him.