Attorney Ron Sykstus handles all types of military law matters throughout the United States to include advice regarding adverse actions, defense at administrative separation boards and inquiry boards and defense at trial by courts-martial.
While in college, Ron attended the U.S. Marine Corps’ Officer Candidate School Platoon Leaders Class in Quantico, Virginia and, following completion, the U.S. Army offered Ron a full academic ROTC scholarship. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation, Mr. Sykstus was placed on educational delay by the U.S. Army in order to attend law school at the Northern Illinois University College of Law in Dekalb, Illinois. He graduated in 1987 with his Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Sykstus then entered active duty as a Captain with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Ron served at Fort Bliss, Texas as the lead trial prosecutor for the 11th ADA Division and the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in El Paso, Texas. Ron was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his service at Fort Bliss.
Mr. Sykstus was subsequently stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama as the Senior Defense Counsel with the U.S. Army’s Trial Defense Service. There, he supervised an office of attorneys that handled all of the courts-martial, administrative boards and security clearance defense at both Fort McClellan, Alabama and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. He and his office represented soldiers and officers before all administrative boards and courts-martial panels at both locations. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Ron was awarded another Meritorious Service Medal for his service throughout Alabama. Ron then joined the Bond and Botes team of lawyers and has been there ever since. As a veteran himself, Ron has also been accredited as a VA attorney by the Veterans Administration. You can see Ron’s full biography here. You can also see client reviews here.
If you have any concerns at all regarding any facet of military law as it may affect you from adverse actions, administrative boards, court martial charges or security clearance concerns, please feel free to contact Ron by email or at his direct number, 256-713-0221.