MILITARY CIVIL AND CRIMINAL
2011 Successful defense of senior Navy Officer at formal Navy
Board of Inquiry accused of creating hostile work environment at
overseas Navy installation.
1977-2009 Lead Civilian Defense Counsel in
military courts-martial and military administrative
2008 Successful defense of Marine Special
Operations Company Commander (MARSOC) charged withallowing violations
of rules of engagement causing civilian casualties during complex
Taliban ambush near Kabul, Afghanistan, in classified pre-trial
2007 Successful defense of Army Special Forces
Commander charged with the shooting death of Afghan Taliban
leader at classified pre-trial hearing.
2005 Parrish v. Army Secretary, federal litigation
authority to mobilize reserve officer who already completed his full
military service obligation.
1993 U.S. v. Summerset, (37 MJ 695), Successfully
Army Court of Military Review (ACMR) causing reversal of
conviction due to improper composition of military jury.
1990 Lead defense counsel, U.S. v. Bryan resulting
Court-Martial acquittal of Army First Sergeant accused of
war crimes during US invasion of Panama.
1983 Successfully challenged the scientific
Department of Defense drug testing program during hearings
before the full membership of the US Army Board for
Correction of Military Records.
Successfully defended U.S. Army Recruiters in
successive Courts-Martial in the Southeastern United States
charged with recruiting fraud.
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If a retired, former active duty service member
or their dependents have been injured by negligent government health
care – it is possible to file a claim for compensation for
resulting injuries, pain and suffering, future medical care, or lost
future wages. Mark Waple has helped many clients recover such damages,
2006 Mrs. John Doe, wife of active duty service
member, v. U.S., Federal Tort Claim for Oncology neglect by failing to
timely diagnose and treat cervical cancer resulting in $600,000
2003 Baby Doe v U.S., Obstetrical neglect in Army
Federal Tort Claim resulting in $700,000 settlement.
2002 Baby Doe v U.S., Obstetrical neglect in Army
Federal Tort Claim resulting in $2.5 million settlement.
1999 Baby Doe v U.S., Federal Tort Claim for
negligence in Army hospital resulting in $3 million
1998 Baby Doe v. U.S., Federal Tort Claim for obstetrical
in Army hospital resulting in $2.5 million settlement.
1997 John Doe, minor child of active duty service
member, v. U.S., Federal Tort Claim for for failure to diagnose Rocky
Fever resulting in $400,000 settlement.
1996 Baby Doe v. U.S., Counsel in Federal Tort
medical negligence in Army hospital resulting in $2.5 million
1995 Baby Doe v. U.S., Counsel in Federal Tort Claim
obstetrical negligence in Army hospital resulting in $2.2 million
1993 Baby Doe v. U.S., Counsel in Federal Tort Claim
medication error in Army hospital causing renal failure resulting
in $750,000 settlement.
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ADVOCACY FOR MILITARY
1993 Invited to testify before the US House Armed
subcommittee concerning taking of "war trophies" by US service
personnel during armed conflict, Gulf War I.
1985-1989 Counsel for multiple witnesses during U.S.
Veterans Affairs Committee Hearings on American POWs and
MIAs in Southeast Asia.
1988 Invited to testify before US House of Representatives
Congressional Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations
concerning accuracy of scientific drug testing for drugs of abuse.
1988 Invited to testify before the North Carolina
Research Study Committee on Uniform Regulation of Substance
1988 Plaintiff's counsel, May v. Gray, 708 F.Supp.
(E.D.N.C. 1988), and prevailing party in federal litigation
US service members 5th Amendment right to administrative
hearing prior to punitive separation from active military service.
1987 Speaker, American Association for Clinical
College of American Pathologists on irregularities in drug
1987 Invited to testify before the US House of
Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, concerning technical
and legal aspects of proposed government drug testing program.
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