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Zach Szilagyi

U.S. Army


Last updated: Aug 1, 2019

Zachary A. Szilagyi is a Major in the U.S. Army, serving in the JAG Corps and a former combat arms officer serving in numerous troop-leading positions assigned to units in U.S., Iraq and at the DMZ in the Republic of Korea., Zach serves as an appellate attorney representing clients before the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. In this capacity, he has argued complex legal issues arising under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Previously, Zach served as a prosecutor for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and was responsible for prosecuting complex felonies involving senior-ranking military officials, as well as the national security portfolio. Prior to serving as a prosecutor, Zach was a defense counsel at Fort Benning, Georgia where he defended Soldiers assigned to Fort Benning, 7th Special Forces Group and 75th Ranger Regiment facing courts-martial or other military disciplinary actions. Zach received an LLM in National Security Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018. He is a graduate of the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University – Bloomington. While in law school, Zach clerked for the Department of Defense’s Deputy General Counsel for International Affairs where he was assigned the Iraq and Afghanistan operational legal portfolios and assisted in providing legal counsel to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy-Middle East and coordinated with the legal counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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