Court-Martial Defense Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Fort Sam Houston is a U.S. Army installation located in San Antonio in Texas (Bexar County), and is often simply referred to as “Fort Sam”.
The installation was established in 1845. However, it was not until 1876 that construction commenced following a move to its current post. It is named after General Sam Houston, who led his men in the Battle of San Jacinto, in 1836 defeating the Mexican Army in 18 minutes, and securing Texas’ independence from Mexico. He was also the first president of the Republic of Texas, a U.S. Senator and Texas Governor.
In 1886, Apache Chief Geronimo and some of his warriors were held at Fort Sam Houston, before his exile to Florida.
Fort Sam Houston is different from almost all U.S. Army posts in that it is historically significant, containing some of the oldest buildings on any Army installation in the United States while also being a major active military base.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was stationed at Fort Sam Houston twice during his career, and his first home is one of the buildings at the installation preserved as a historical monument.
In 2010, Fort Sam Houston joined Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases to become Joint Base San Antonio.
Fort Sam Houston hosts elements from the following:
- U.S. Army North
- U.S. Army South
- U.S. Army Installation Management Command
- U.S. Army Medical Command (including HQ U.S. Army MEDCOM, U.S. Army Veterinary Command, and U.S. Army Dental Command)
- U.S Army Criminal Investigation Command
- U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
- U.S. Army Forces Command
- U.S. Army Recruiting Command
- Army Contracting Command
- Mission and Installation Contracting Command
- U.S Army Enterprise & Technology Command
- U.S. Army Environmental Command, and
- U.S Air Force Elements.
Following WWII, Fort Sam Houston became the principle medical training facility for the Army, and in 2011, became the home of the Military Education and Training Campus, which is also the primary Air Force and Navy medical training facility. Fort Sam Houston also hosts Brooke Army Medical Center, which is one of the Army’s largest medical establishments.
Although never stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Will Helixon (a Texan since the age of three) has been there multiple times as a presenter at conferences, and preparing for cases. Often, the U.S. Army appoints medical experts to the defense team who are stationed at Fort Sam Houston as consultants.
Today, Will represents the soldiers at Fort Sam Houston in all military justice actions ranging from Courts-Martial to Article 15s. Will also represents those facing adverse administrative actions such as GOMORs, boards, separation, reductions, and relief for cause actions, as well as providing advice on rebuttals to inaccurate evaluations and correcting military records.
Protect your freedom, your family and your financial future. Contact the Law Office of Will M. Helixon today to represent you on any military law matter at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.