Veterans Day Tribute to OU Law Service Members

November 11, 2019
Flags in the Boren Atrium at OU Law

This Veterans Day, as we honor and remember the men and women who have selflessly served their country, we recognize members of the OU Law community who have also chosen the path of military service. Below are some of our students, faculty and staff who have served.

To all military members within our OU Law community – we thank you for your service.

David Swank, Dean Emeritus
Major, U.S. Army

Drew Kershen, Professor Emeritus, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law Emeritus
U.S. Army, Specialist E-5, Legal Clerk, Ft. Benning, GA from February 1969 through December 1970. Two-year draftee; I received a one-month early release so that I could begin teaching at the OU College of Law in January 1971. 

Zachary Schmook, Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Captain, U.S. Army
 

Stanley Evans, Assistant Dean, Colonel, U.S. Army (retired)
Stanley Evans, Assistant Dean
Colonel, U.S. Army (retired)

 

Brent Dishman, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserve JAG Corps 12th Air Force Headquarters, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona Pictured with Captain Matt Zellner (’12)
Brent Dishman, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserve JAG Corps
12th Air Force Headquarters, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Pictured with Captain Matt Zellner (’12)

 

Darla Jackson, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian Served as a Judge Advocate in the Active Duty Air Force from October 1989 - March 2003.
Darla Jackson, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian
Served as a Judge Advocate in the Active Duty Air Force from October 1989 - March 2003.


 

Christopher Capraro, Class of 2022 Staff Sergeant, Command Post Controller, U.S. Air Force
Christopher Capraro, Class of 2022
Staff Sergeant, Command Post Controller, U.S. Air Force

 

James Crawford, Class of 2022 Gunnery Sergeant (Retired), U.S. Marine Corps
James Crawford, Class of 2022
Gunnery Sergeant (Retired), U.S. Marine Corps

 

Rob Jackson, Class of 2020 Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Rob Jackson, Class of 2020
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy

 

Charles Johnson, Class of 2022
U.S. Marine Corps

 

Sean McKenna, Class of 2022 Specialist, U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division 1st 279th Battalion
Sean McKenna, Class of 2022
Specialist, U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division 1st 279th Battalion

 

Payton Roberts, Class of 2022 Served as an Officer in the Marine Corps from 2015-2019. Current rank is Captain.
Payton Roberts, Class of 2022
Served as an Officer in the Marine Corps from 2015-2019. Current rank is Captain.

 

David San Martin, Class of 2021 Sergeant, U.S. Army Photo taken in Afghanistan 2011; Sgt. San Martin is on the lower right.
David San Martin, Class of 2021
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Photo taken in Afghanistan 2011; Sgt. San Martin is on the lower right.

 

Lauren Watson, Class of 2022 Captain, U.S. Air Force
Lauren Watson, Class of 2022
Captain, U.S. Air Force

 

Individuals listed in this post submitted their name and military rank to the OU Law communications team for publication. This list may not include all members of the OU Law community who served in the U.S. military. 

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