For this 25th episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast, you’ll note that I have changed the title to the “Next Soldier Up” podcast. Colonel (R) Greg Gunter is a 30-year Army veteran who has given his blood, sweat and tears to our country. He and I were commissioned as Second Lieutenants on the same day in May, 1984 from the University of Arizona. My Sigma Chi fraternity brothers liked Greg so much that we offered him a bid late in his college career. Greg went through pledge ship in the spring of his junior year, so that we could be fraternity brothers and have an uproarious senior year. As it turned out, Greg’s father was a Sigma Chi at the University of Arizona and his mother was the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. I was in New Orleans in the spring for a legal conference where I also did the podcast of Pete Barry and Cary Flitter. While there, I also did one with Greg so we that could commemorate a little bit of our history for posterity’s sake. Greg lives in New Orleans after retiring from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a great guy and I hope you like this little bit of personal history.
Ron Sykstus is a Managing Partner of several of the Bond & Botes Law Offices throughout Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a Juris Doctorate from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. Ron has served in numerous positions throughout the U.S. Army and now utilizes his expertise in the areas of VA issues, security clearances, military law, and bankruptcy to assist his clients when they need it most. Read his full bio here.