September 19, 2014 

8:45 – 10:00:  Assessing Article 120 of the UCMJ (Public Meeting Begins)

  • Ms. Teresa Scalzo, Highly Qualified Expert, U.S. Navy Trial Counsel Assistance Program
  • Mr. E.J. O’Brien, Highly Qualified Expert, U.S. Army Trial Defense Services
  • Mr. Ronald White, former Highly Qualified Expert, U.S. Army Trial Defense Services
  • Prof Rachel VanLandingham, Southwestern Law School
  • Prof Victor Hansen, New England Law Boston [by phone]


10:00 – 12:00:  Prosecution and Defense of Article 120 Offenses

  • LTC Alex Pickands, U.S. Army, Trial Counsel Assistance Program
  • LtCol Chris Thielemann, U.S. Marine Corps, Regional Trial Counsel
  • LCDR Ryan Stormer, U.S. Navy, Trial Counsel Assistance Program
  • Maj Mark Rosenow, U.S. Air Force, Special Victims Unit, Chief of Policy and Coordination
  • Col Terri Zimmermann, U.S. Marine Corps, Officer-in-Charge (Reserve), Defense Services Organization
  • Lt Col Julie Pitvorec, U.S. Air Force, Chief Senior Defense Counsel
  • CDR Jason Jones, U.S> Navy, Defense Service Office, Bremerton, WA
  • MAJ Frank Kostik, U.S. Army, Senior Defense Counsel


12:00 – 12:30:  Lunch

12:30 – 1:30:  Congressional and Victim Input Regarding the Potential Changes to Article 120 of the UCMJ

  • Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-22nd FL)
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-14th CA)
  • Ms. Elisha Morrow


1:30 – 3:30:  Prosecuting Abuse of Power Offenses under the UCMJ

  • CAPT Steven Andersen, U.S. Coast Guard, Commanding Officer, Legal Services Command
  • Col Polly Kenny, U.S. Air Force, Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX
  • LTC James Varley, U.S. Army, Government Appellate Division
  • LtCol Michael Sayegh, U.S. Marine Corps, Staff Judge Advocate, Training Command, Quantico, VA
  • LCDR Ryan Stormer, U.S. Navy, Trial Counsel Assistance Program
  • Maj Melanie Mann, U.S. Marine Corps, Military Justice Officer, MCAS Miramar, CA


3:30 – 4:45:  Service Perspectives on Prosecution of Article 120 Offenses

  • Col Mike Lewis, U.S. Air Force, Chief, Military Justice Division
  • Col John Baker, U.S. Marine Corps, Deputy Director, Judge Advocate Division, Military Justice & Community Development
  • CAPT Robert Crow, U.S. Navy, Director, Criminal Law Division (OJAG Code 20)
  • LTC John Kiel, U.S. Army, Criminal Law Division, Office of The Judge Advocate General
  • LTC Alex Pickands, U.S. Army, Trial Counsel Assistance Program
  • Capt (Ret) Stephen McCleary, U.S. Coast Guard, former Chief of Military Justice

4:45 - 5:00:     Public Comment (No Comment)

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