Federal Bar Association Selects Marine Corps Captain Thomas Jasper as Recipient for Younger Federal Lawyers Award

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  • San Diego, CA (1888PressRelease) June 15, 2014 - The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association selected Captain Thomas Jasper of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as a recipient of the Younger Federal Lawyers Award. The award program is designed to recognize outstanding young federal attorneys selected from among those nominated by agency heads, general counsels, and fellow attorneys throughout the country and overseas. Captain Jasper was presented the award during the Younger Federal Lawyers Award luncheon held in Arlington, VA.

    Captain Thomas Jasper graduated from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in May 1993 with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Political Science and History, he attended The John Marshall Law School and earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in June 1997. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in November 1997.

    In January 1998, Captain Jasper was accepted to Officer Candidates School (OCS) (OCC Law) where he earned a commission as Second Lieutenant in April 1998. Captain Jasper then graduated from The Basic School in October 1998 and Naval Justice School in December 1998.

    Captain Jasper served as Legal Assistance Officer In Charge (OIC) and Defense Counsel at Cherry Point, NC. He then received orders to 1FSSG, Legal Services Support Section (LSSS), at Camp Pendleton in July 2001. At Camp Pendleton, Captain Jasper worked as trial counsel on MAG-39 cases from July 2001 to December 2002. He then deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) I from December 2002 to July 2003 as both Operations Officer with CCSG-151 and then Battalion Judge Advocate for 1st Bn 4th Marines performing civil military legal operations in Al Hillah, Iraq. Upon his return from OIF I in July 2003, Captain Jasper was assigned as Senior Defense Counsel for LSSS Echo.

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