THE AMAZING THING ABOUT THE MILITARY PEOPLE THAT COME FOREWARD IS THAT THEY ARE TRAINED TO DO THEIR JOB AND OBEY ORDERS ... BUT THEY KNOW THEIR PRIMARY JOB IS TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.. SO ONE BY ONE THEY ARE FINDING THEY CANNOT JUST "OBEY ORDERS" THEY MUST DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION, EVEN IF IT MEANS TAKING A STAND AGAINST THEIR SUPERIORS. SO PLEASE READ, OR LISTEN, TO TODAYS STORY ABOUT COLBY VOKEY AND BE PROUD THAT ANOTHER OF OUR BEST HAS COME FOREWARD TO DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION....
"By all accounts, Colby Vokey is a model officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, at one point helping command an artillery unit in Kuwait during the Gulf War in 1991.
For the past four years, Vokey has served as chief of all the Corps' defense lawyers in the western United States — and he's played a key role in some of the military's most sensitive legal issues, including the murder investigation in Haditha, Iraq, and in the debate about detainees at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
"Colby Vokey?" muses retired Col. Jane Siegel "Integrity almost seems like a word too small to describe him." "
From NPR's All Things Considered: (Click on the title above for the full story and/or audio)