Camp Courtney, Japan
The United States Marine Corps operate the large Camp Smedley D. Butler where Camp Courtney is currently a part of. Just like Camp Butler which was named after a legendary marine, Camp Courtney also got its name from Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr. who died during the fight against Okinawa invasion. The base is situated in Uruma City where the III Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters and the 3rd Marine Division Headquarters, after it was transferred from Camp McGill, are housed.
Camp Tengan was the first and original name for what is currently known as Camp Courtney. It was established as a US Marine Base in January 1956 housing the first original units including the Headquarters Battalion, truck battalion and the Division Band occupying huts that were made of concrete with cables strings securing it to the ground, a strategic set up against typhoons that frequent the region particularly the Ryuku Islands. Camp Courtney continues to be the home for many military families who enjoys nearby establishments such as restaurants, movie theaters, chapel, bank and clinics.
As an international criminal defense law firm, Gonzalez & Washington, LLC offers wide and varied legal services for service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard providing years of combined experience fighting court martial cases, administrative proceedings, and military separations, and non-judicial punishment.
We have a team of defense lawyers who are capable and qualified to assist and represent former service members who served at Camp Courtney. Among the legal services we provide for clients in Japan as well as throughout the United States, Europe (Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Cypress, Belgium, Turkey), the Middle East (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Qatar), and the Pacific Rim (Korea, Guam, Hawaii) are the following:
- Court martial cases
- Pre charging investigation and representation
- UCMJ Article 120 sexual assault
- Show cause boards
- Administrative separation boards
- Article 15s and non-judicial punishment (NJP)
- Article 32 investigations
- Discharge upgrades
- Correction of military records
- Administrative proceedings
- And letter of reprimand rebuttals