Fort Sill, Oklahoma – Military Lawyer

 

Call a Military Lawyer for Fort Sill

The Law Office of Will M. Helixon prides itself in assembling a distinguished team of military lawyers to defend you at Fort Sill.  Together, our team has over a century of military law experience handling some of the most high-profile cases the military has seen.  Led by Will M. Helixon, with 18-years active duty and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, this team consists of the following special military lawyers and legal professionals:

From Left to Right - Jon Jackson, Connie Fassler, Theodore Houdek, Leah Linger, Will M. Helixon, Jessica Linney, Jon Stanfield, Andrea Thueme, Thomas Hurley
From Left to Right – Jon Jackson, Connie Fassler, Theodore Houdek, Leah Linger, Will M. Helixon, Jessica Linney, Jon Stanfield, Andrea Thueme, Thomas Hurley

Our military lawyers are ready to review your case and discuss your best defenses with you today.

Fort Sill’s Namesake

Joshua W. Sill in an undated photograph located at http://www.fortwiki.com/File:JoshuaWSill.jpg#filelinks.
Joshua W. Sill in an undated photograph located at http://www.fortwiki.com/File:JoshuaWSill.jpg#filelinks.

Fort Sill, Oklahoma was named after BG Joshua W. Sill.  On December 6, 1831, Joshua W. Sill was born in Chillicothe, Ohio.  His parents had lived there since 1814.  His father, a lawyer, was responsible for Sill’s childhood education and wanted his son to follow him by studying law.  Sill had other ideas, and on his own application, was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy in 1849.  His military career took him from Watervliet Arsenal, West Troy, New York, to West Point, to Pittsburg Arsenal, before landing at Fort Leavenworth.  In 1860, he resigned his commission to become a mathematics and civil engineering professor at the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute.  After the attack on Fort Sumter by the Confederate States Army, Sill resigned from teaching and volunteered his services to the Governor of Ohio, where he was commissioned a Colonel of the 33rd Ohio volunteers.

Cannon At The Stones River National Battlefield And Cemetery In Murfreesboro Tennessee.

Promoted to Brigadier General in 1662, he was one of the Union’s rising military stars.  Assigned to General Sheridan’s Third Division, the 31-year-old led a brigade in one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war.  On the second day of the Battle of Stone’s River, BG Sill was driving his men forward when killed by rifle fire.  He was one of four brigadier generals who died in combat in what has been called the bloodiest battle of the civil war.  Both sides suffered the highest percentage of casualties than any other single campaign.

Military Lawyer Representing Soldiers at Fort Sill

First, each military lawyer at the Law Office of Will M. Helixon knows how worrying it can be to face the toils and uncertainty that comes with every military legal matter.  Our goal is to make the military legal process as simple as possible for you. Our firm dedicates a part of our practice to helping clients throughout the Fort Sill and Lawton 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 issues you may be facing, know that they are no challenge for our team here at Law Office of Will M. Helixon.

 

Monument in front of Taylor Hall (OSJA) in honor of Major Morse K. Taylor, M.D. (1823-1889). Major Taylor served as the Fort Sill Post Surgeon from 1883-1887, and discovered a source of fresh water for the post and planted nearly a thousand trees on post to beatify Fort Sill.
Monument in front of Taylor Hall (OSJA) in honor of Major Morse K. Taylor, M.D. (1823-1889). Major Taylor served as the Fort Sill Post Surgeon from 1883-1887, and discovered a source of fresh water for the post and planted nearly a thousand trees on the post to beautify Fort Sill.

Second, no matter what military law issues or UCMJ allegations you face in the Fort Sill and Lawton area courts, our military law and criminal law services can help you through this draining 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 incomparable legal representation.  Together, our military lawyers have over 108 years of experience in supporting military clients succeed.  Our team at Law Office of Will M. Helixon is confident that their determination and legal know-how can help your military case in the Fort Sill and Lawton area.

Taylor Hall, which houses the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and the military courtroom.
Taylor Hall, which houses the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and the military courtroom.

Fort Sill Cases

Importantly, our team at Law Office of Will M. Helixon stands as one of the leading law firms in providing direction on military law matters for the Fort Sill and Lawton 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 courtesy and respect you deserve.

TDS entrance at Fort Sill
The entrance to the Trial Defense Service office on Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Military lawyers work hand-in-hand with local TDS lawyers.

The military lawyers and court-martial defense lawyers at our firm have over 36-years of combined experience serving as detailed military lawyers while on active duty, as defense counsel, senior defense counsel, advocacy trainers at the U.S. Army Defense Counsel Assistance Program (DCAP), and defense counsel at the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel, Office of the Military Commissions, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  With every military lawyer in our firm formerly serving as a detailed defense counsel, we know the strengths and weaknesses of military defense lawyers.  We know the advantages and limitations of the military defense organizations.  We know how to work with your detailed military lawyer as a team, not sideline them.  Our military lawyers are uniquely qualified to leverage your detailed military lawyer at Fort Bragg to create a formidable defense team — a team to defend you against questionable charges by an overzealous Government.

Furthermore, in addition to one of our lawyers serving as a former trial counsel (prosecutor) at Fort Sill, our firm represents or represented Soldiers at Fort Sill on matters ranging from responding to an Army Regulation 15-6 Investigation and Line of Duty Investigation, to defending multiple Soldiers accused of rape and sexual assault at courts-martial.  The military lawyers at the Law Office of Will M. Helixon are fully licensed to represent the Soldiers at Fort Sill and in the Lawton area in all military trial and appellate courts, and at least one military lawyer licensed in the local, county and state courts of Oklahoma.

If you are in the Fort Sill and Lawton area, call us today!

With over 108 years of combined military practice, we are convinced 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 a highly-qualified military lawyer in the Fort Sill and Lawton area, call us today at (844) 435-4966.

Origins of Fort Sill

Fort Sill is the only active Army installation established on the South Plains during the Indian Wars.  Officially established in 1869 by General Philip H. Sheridan in the Indian Territory, Oklahoma would not become a state until 1907.  Sheridan developed the plans for the military post and named it after BG Joshua Sill who served under him during the Civil War.  The 9th & 10th U.S. Cavalry and the 24th & 25th U.S. Infantry Regiments would all serve at Fort Sill in the late 19th century.  These were the four Black regiments that would be referred to as the “Buffalo Soldiers.”  In 1909-11, additional construction at Fort Sill was necessary to enable the shift from cavalry and infantry to artillery.  In 1917, an airfield was added and used for fixed wing and “lighter than air” ships.  These balloons were used primarily for artillery observation.

Soldiers scramble for their lives as a hydrogen observation balloon goes up in flames. Balloon accident, Fort Sill. , None. [Between 1918 and 1921] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/npc2008001041/.
Soldiers scramble for their lives as a hydrogen observation balloon goes up in flames. Balloon accident, Fort Sill. None. [Between 1918 and 1921] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/npc2008001041/.
Soldiers in dismay after observation balloon accident. Balloon accident, Fort Sill. , None. [Between 1918 and 1921] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/npc2008001042/.
Soldiers in dismay after observation balloon accident. Balloon accident, Fort Sill. , None. [Between 1918 and 1921] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/npc2008001042/.

Fort Sill Today

Today, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, serves as the home of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School and the Marine Corps’ Field Artillery MOS school.

Fort Sill is home to the Fires Center of Excellence. Taylor Hall, that houses the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is on the left.
Fort Sill is home to the Fires Center of Excellence. Taylor Hall, that houses the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is on the left.

Located 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, Fort Sill hosts the following tenant units:

31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade

75th Field Artillery Brigade

United States Army Field Artillery School

428th Field Artillery Brigade

United States Army Air Defense Artillery School

30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade

Surrounding Area:  Lawton, Oklahoma

Lawton, Oklahoma, is located in Comanche County, about 90 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, and South of Fort Sill.  Founded in 1901, Lawton was the last of the Indian Lands in the Oklahoma Territory to be settled.

The Federal Court House in Lawton, Oklahoma.
The Federal Courthouse in Lawton, Oklahoma, home of the Oklahoma Western District Court, Lawton.

Today, a town of nearly 100,000, Lawton serves as the County Seat for Comanche County.  Home to the Museum of the Great Plains, the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, and the Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center, Lawton has several local hiking trails for the outdoors enthusiast and local casinos (Apache Casino Hotel and Comanche Nation Casino) for the indoor adventurers.

Closest Major Cities to Fort Sill:  Oklahoma City and Wichita Falls

There are two cities with a population of over 100,000 residents within 100 miles of Fort Sill: Wichita Falls, Texas, and Oklahoma, City.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OKC’s origins are traced to the Land Run of April 22, 1889, and has a proud Native American heritage.  Today, Oklahoma City is a modern city grounded in its past.  Oklahoma City has a robust festival schedule and offers a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife.  With a modern culture scene that includes the Oklahoma City Ballet, the Oklahoma Philharmonic Orchestra and the Painted Sky Opera, the city also is tied to its past with the Red Earth Art Center, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and the Centennial Land Run Monument.  The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma offers great stage shows.  Oklahoma City and the surrounding area is home to the University of Oklahoma (Norman) (approximately 31,000 students), Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 7,700 students), the University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond) (nearly 17,300 students), and Langston University (Langston) (over 2,000 students).  Oklahoma City is also home to the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, the United Soccer League’s OKC Energy FC, and the Minor League Baseball’s Oklahoma City Dodgers (LA Dodgers AAA affiliate).  The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum stands as a monument and museum to the most horrific act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history remembering the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.  With over 635,000 residents, Oklahoma City ranks as the 27th largest in the United States.

The skyline of Oklahoma City as the sun sets.
The skyline of Oklahoma City as the sun sets.

Wichita Falls, Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas – Wichita Falls origins are traced to 1876 when it was platted by M. W. Seeley.  The city “took hold” with the arrival of the railroads in the 1890s.  Today, Wichita Falls is our Nation’s 288th largest city with over 104,000 residents.  The Wichita Theatre has brought performing arts to the area since 1908.  Local history can be enjoyed at Museum of North Texas History and the Kell House Museum.  Wichita Falls is home to Midwestern State University (approximately 5,300 students).  While there are no professional sports teams in Wichita Falls, it is the home of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum.  With a variety of restaurants, Wichita Falls hosts monthly events and conventions that draw visitors from throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

Other Military Facilities Near Fort Sill

There are four military installations within 150 miles from Fort Sill.  The closest military installation to Fort Sill is Sheppard Air Force Base located in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Sheppard Air Force Base is home to the 82nd Training Wing, responsible for training nearly 20,000 servicemembers annually.  Sheppard Air Force Base is less than an hour’s drive (50 miles) south of Fort Sill.   Altus Air Force Base is also within an hour’s drive from Fort Sill.  About 55 miles to the west is Altus Air Force Base.  Altus Air Force is home to the 97th Air Mobility Wing.  The 97th Air Mobility Wing provides operations, training, and support for the C-17 and KC-135 aircraft.  Tinker Air Force Base is about an hour and a half drive (95 miles) northeast of Fort Sill.  Tinker Air Force Base home to the Air Force Materiel CommandVance Air Force Base is about a two-and-a-half-hour drive north (150 miles).  Vance Air Force Base is home to the 71st Flying Training Wing.  The 71st Flying Training Wing is responsible for training Air Force and allied pilots for worldwide deployment.

Background of The Law Office of Will M. Helixon

Will M. Helixon instituted the Law Office of Will M. Helixon in 2016.  Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, the firm’s original wish 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 served as lead counsel 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 lawtrusts 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, Colorado, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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

(844) 435-4966

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