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Camp Gonsalves, Japan

Camp Gonsalves Military Lawyer | Court Martial Attorney

Before it became Camp Gonsalves named after a Medal of Honor posthumous awardee, PFC Harold Gonsalves who died during the battle against Okinawa invasion, it was known as the Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC) or the Northern Training Area (NTA). It is situated in Northern Okinawa, Japan encompassing 17, 500 acres of hills, rugged terrains and forest across Higashi and Kunigami villages.

Camp Gonsalves Military Lawyer | Court Martial Attorney

Camp Gonsalves

JWTC was the venue for over 50 years of jungle warfare against the US Marines and in the beginning of the Vietnam War as the Counter Guerilla School. Today, it remains as the only Department of Defense jungle training facility in the world. Since it was established in the late 1950s, the base camp has developed and it now contains 22 helicopter landing zones,four bivouac sites, outdoor classrooms, firebase, and target missile site. But it wasn’t until November 5, 1986 that the camp was officially named Camp Gonsalves. The name was changed again in March 1998 to Marine Corps Jungle Warfare Training Center in order to emphasize the area as a training base.

Are you a service member at Camp Gonsalves looking for legal representation? Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC can assist you with any legal service you may need. We are an international criminal defense law firm who has a team of experienced lawyers providing legal services for


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
  •   Appeals
  •   Discharge upgrades
  •   Correction of military records
  •   Administrative proceedings
  •   And letter of reprimand rebuttals

For decades, our attorneys have worked with clients in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard fighting court martial cases, administrative proceedings, and military separations, and non-judicial punishment. We also represent services members around the world including across 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, Japan).

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