Fort Carson, Colorado – Military Lawyer

Fort Carson’s Namesake

Fort Carson was named after explorer Christopher Houston Carson.  Better known as Gen. Christopher “Kit” Carson, he was born in 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky.

Christopher Kit Carson [Between 1860 and 1875] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.
Christopher Kit Carson [Between 1860 and 1875] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.
Growing up in Kentucky on lands purchased from the sons of Daniel Boone.  An apprentice saddle maker, Carson headed west on the Sante Fe Trail in 1826 with a wagon train of merchants. Carson became one of the West’s most acclaimed mountain men serving as a trapper and guide.  Although he never learned to read or write, Carson learned to speak Spanish, French and multiple Native American languages.  Carson accompanied John C. Frémont on multiple expeditions with the U.S Topographical Corps and supporting the troops during the Mexican-American War.

Kit Carson's band, Camp McKibbin, 1893. Photograph.
Kit Carson’s band, Camp McKibbin, 1893. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

After the Mexican-American War, Carson served as federal Indian agent for northern New Mexico, working with the Utes and the Jicarilla Apaches. Sympathetic to the plight of the Native Americans, he advocated reservations to prevent the complete loss of these peoples.  During the Civil War, Carson joined the First Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  A colonel, he led his men against the Confederates at the Battle of Valverde.  After the Civil War, Colonel Carson was directed to move the Navajos to Bosque Redondo, a reservation in New Mexico.  Known as the “Long Walk,” hundreds of Navajos died during the three-hundred-mile march.

Newman, Almeron, Copyright Claimant, Newman, Almeron, photographer. "On the Old Santa Fe Trail, 1822 to 1879"; dedication of Kit Carson Park & unveiling of the Kit Carson Statue, Trinidad, Colo., June 1, '13. Colorado Trinidad United States, 1913. June 1. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.
Newman, Almeron, Copyright Claimant, Newman, Almeron, photographer. “On the Old Santa Fe Trail, 1822 to 1879”; dedication of Kit Carson Park & unveiling of the Kit Carson Statue, Trinidad, Colo., June 1, ’13. Colorado Trinidad United States, 1913. June 1. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

Promoted to brigadier general in 1865, Carson moved to Colorado after the Civil War, where he served as the commander at Fort Garland.  After resigning his command for health reasons, he died in 1868.

Military Lawyer Representing Soldiers at Fort Carson

First, each military lawyer at the Law Office of Will M. Helixon knows how demoralizing it can be to face the complications and insecurities that come with every military legal matter.  Our goal is to make the military legal process as undemanding as possible for you. Our firm dedicates a part of our practice to helping clients throughout the Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs area. From court-martial defense to separation boards to GOMOR rebuttals, each military lawyer at the Law Office of Will M. Helixon is ready to help.  Whatever military law concerns you may be facing, know that they are no challenge for our team here at Law Office of Will M. Helixon.

Second, no matter what military law issues or UCMJ allegations you face in the Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs area courts, our military law and criminal law services can help you through this taxing time in your life. We provide you professional, detailed, and focused legal advice for your case.  We charge each military lawyer with the standard of providing you top-notched legal representation.  Together, our military lawyers have over 108 years of experience in representing military clients. Our team at Law Office of Will M. Helixon is confident that their persistence and legal skills can help your military case in the Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs area.

Fort Carson Cases

Importantly, our team at Law Office of Will M. Helixon stands as one of the leading law firms in providing legal advice on military law matters for the Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs area courts. Here at Law Office of Will M. Helixon, each military lawyer focuses on helping you navigate the circumstances of your military law issues with the responsiveness and understanding you deserve.

Furthermore, members of our team are located in Colorado, and readily available to represent Soldiers on matters ranging from responding to an Army Regulation 15-6 Investigation, litigating reprisal claims, responding to GOMORs, to defending multiple Soldiers accused of rape, sexual assault at courts-martial, desertion and violation of lawful regulations.  Our court-martial defense lawyers routinely appear in court at Fort Carson.

If you are in the Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs area and need a military lawyer, call us today!

With over 108 years of combined military practice, we are certain that each military lawyer at the Law Office of Will M. Helixon is uniquely qualified to represent you in any variety of military cases. If you need an imminently qualified military lawyer in the Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs area, call us today at (844) 435-4966.

Origins of Fort Carson

Established after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Fort Carson was built on donated land from Colorado Springs in 1942.  It served as the home to the 89th Infantry Division and was a training base for over 100,000 during World War II.  During the war, three infantry divisions including the 71st, 104th, and the 10th Mountain Division called Fort Carson home.  The war required the activation of an additional 125 units and over the transfer of another 100 units to Fort Carson from other installations.

Camp Carson in the 1940's, no date, no publication, http://mountainposthistoricalcenter.org/the-history-of-fort-carson/
Camp Carson in the 1940’s, no date, no publication, http://mountainposthistoricalcenter.org/the-history-of-fort-carson/

Fort Carson Today

According to its website, Fort Carson prepares trained and ready expeditionary forces for deployment in support of Combatant Commander requirements, provides first-class support to Soldiers and families, and enables unified action with community, state, and interagency partners for the greater good of our Soldiers and their mission.

FORT CARSON, Colorado – More than 5,000 Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson mustered on Pershing Field today to kick-off Iron Horse Week 2016 during a 3.5-mile installation run led by commanding general, Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Crosby, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson. The run marked the beginning of Iron Horse Week, Aug. 1-4, a four-day celebration of the Iron Horse Division’s history, camaraderie and esprit de corps. During the week of friendly competition and warrior events, Soldiers prove their mettle earning tournament to champion their units toward the overall objective of earning the Iron Horse Division Commander’s Cup. Events include basketball, flag football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, combatives, combat swim, golf, marksmanship, medical stakes and orienteering. The week of fun concludes Thursday with unit barbecues and a USO-sponsored concert featuring contemporary country western performer, Josh Turner. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Benjamin Kullman, 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office)
Fort Carson, CO. More than 5,000 Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson mustered on Pershing Field today to kick-off Iron Horse Week 2016 during a 3.5-mile installation run led by commanding general, Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Crosby, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Benjamin Kullman, 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office).

The several units that comprise the military community at Fort Carson include the following:

Surrounding Area:  Colorado Springs

The main community surrounding Fort Carson is Colorado Springs, Colorado.  With hundreds of outdoor activities in the Fort Carson and Colorado Springs area, one of the most spectacular is Pikes Peak.

Amazing view from Pikes Peak.
Amazing view from Pikes Peak.

Other amazing sights outdoor activities in the Fort Carson and Colorado Springs area include the Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon, Seven Falls, and Palmer Park.

Other Communities Near Fort Carson

Other nearby communities near Fort Carson include Stratmoor, Penrose, Pueblo, Fountain, and Monument.  A little over an hour to the north is the Denver metro area, with a wide variety of activities, including theater, ballet, symphony, museums and serves as the home to the NFL’s Denver Broncos, MLB’s Colorado Rockies, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, MLS’s Colorado Rapids and the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.  Known as the Mile High City, Denver’s history is traced to the summer of 1858 when gold-thirsty prospectors blazed a trail from Georgia to the base of the Rocky Mountains.  With a breath-taking skyline, Denver now is considered by some as the cultural hub of Mountain West.  It goes without saying, there are several world-class ski resorts within a few hours of Fort Carson and the Colorado Springs area.

The Denver Skyline.
The Denver Skyline.

Other Military Facilities Near Fort Carson

The Colorado Springs area not only serves as the home to Fort Carson but several other military installations and facilities.  Probably the most famous is the United States Air Force Academy, where the cadet of the U.S. Air Force are trained and prepared for their commissioning.  In addition to the Academy, military installations in the Colorado Springs area include:

Air Force Academy Chapel located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Built in 1956 - 1962. Architect Waler Netsch with Sidmore Owings and Merrill. The building is Expressionist Modern style.  Highsmith, C. M., photographer. (2007) Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Colorado Springs United States, 2007. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.
Air Force Academy Chapel located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Built in 1956 – 1962. Architect Waler Netsch with Sidmore Owings and Merrill. The building is Expressionist Modern style.  Highsmith, C. M., photographer. (2007) Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Colorado Springs United States, 2007. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

Background of The Law Office of Will M. Helixon

Will M. Helixon opened the Law Office of Will M. Helixon in 2016.  Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, the firm’s original objective was to defend members of the military in courts-martial, adverse administrative proceedings and other criminal proceedings. Today, the firm’s members and military lawyers have acted as lead counsel in multiple complex and high-profile military cases in their over 108 years of combined military law experience. The firm now handles most military matters, including medical issues involving the MEB/PEB process, business, and securities law, trusts and estate planning, and family law including juvenile matters, adoption, and guardianship issues.  In addition to Kansas City, the firm has lawyers at Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, Fort Leavenworth, and in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

All military lawyers and of counsel at the Law Office of Will M. Helixon maintain licenses to practice before all military trial courts.  Further, they hold state licenses in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Florida, California, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Law Office of Will M. Helixon, 435 Nichols Road, Kansas City, KS 64112

(844) 435-4966