[H]e has never been deployed to a war zone…. Despite his long career, Brown, unlike many Guard members, has never been in a unit sent to a combat zone such as Iraq or Afghanistan, nor has he volunteered for active duty in a war zone, as some Guardsmen have. As a military lawyer assigned to the state headquarters unit, Brown is unlikely to be assigned to a war zone, said Christopher Henes, a 38-year veteran and former colonel in the Guard who served with Brown for many years….
Brown has a range of duties in the 6,200-soldier Guard. He defends soldiers facing disciplinary action before administrative discharge boards, provides estate planning advice, and has even helped in real estate transactions to those deploying overseas to war zones.
“I’m the head trial defense attorney,” Brown said. “If anybody does anything stupid, they come to me.” He added: “We do everything from assaults, sexual assaults, sexual or other discrimination, drug boards, and contracts. I do everything.”
Defends soldiers accused of sexual assault. Provides estate planning advice. So … he’s a lawyer. Further, he works out of state headquarters, but unlike many of his fellow guardsmen, he’s never seen combat. And this, from the guy who said of Martha Coakley that “instead of being a patriot, she’s being a lawyer.” Funny, that.