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Judge Charles Wm. Dorman Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Judge Dorman has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the Military, and in Administrative Law

    VIENNA, VA, November 07, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Charles Wm. Dorman with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Judge Dorman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Judge Dorman began is college career at Florida Junior College, graduating with honors with an Associate of Arts in 1968. He continued his studies at the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science in 1970. He immediately entered law school at Florida, obtaining a Juris Doctorate in 1973. Then in 1980 he earned a Master of Laws, with highest honors, in Labor Law, from the George Washington University. He capped off his formal education, graduating from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, in 1995.

While still in law school, in 1971, Judge Dorman was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. In 2006, he retired from the Marines as a Brigadier General. During his 33 years of active duty, Judge Dorman successfully completed many demanding tours of duty. He initially served as a defense attorney with the 3d Marine Division on Okinawa, and was then appointed as the U.S. Representative to Japanese Courts at Camp Butler, Naha, Okinawa, from 1974 to 1976. Between 1976 and 1978, Judge Dorman served as a defense counsel, and later as a prosecutor at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, CA. While there he also served as a special assistant to the Civilian Personnel Office, assisting with labor law issues. Judge Dorman then returned to Okinawa where he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Legal Services Support Branch at Camp Foster. Following completion of his Master of Laws Degree, Judge Dorman served as an appellate government attorney from 1980 until 1982, where he represented the Government in the first death penalty case in the Department of the Navy in over 100 years, and argued as an amicus against noted defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, involving an Air Force officer accused of passing secrets to the Soviets. While in the appellate division, Judge Dorman earned a reputation as a skilled oral advocate, persuasive writer, and expert in military criminal law. Following his tour as an appellate attorney, Judge Dorman was reassigned as the Head, Civil Law Section at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Quantico, Virginia, to assist that command with labor law issues. He was soon transferred to Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, as the Assistant Head, Labor Relations Branch, from 1984 to 1988. That position involved the developing labor policy for the Marine Corps, and also representing the Marine Corps in arbitration and unfair labor practice hearings all across the country.

By 1988, Judge Dorman had been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and was assigned first as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate ("SJA") and then the SJA of Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC. That tour of duty was cut short to send Judge Dorman to serve as the SJA at the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA, due to pending labor issues at that command. Upon his arrival, he became the chief negotiator for the Government concerning a labor contract at the Base Exchange. It was the first labor contract in the Department of the Navy where the Government negotiated over wages of civilian employees. While at Albany, Judge Dorman was selected for Colonel and then transferred to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing on Okinawa in 1992, where he served as the SJA, until 1994. He was then reassigned as the senior Marine attorney on Okinawa, serving as the SJA of both the 3d Marine Expeditionary Force and the 3d Marine Division.

Based upon his prior experience and reputation as an appellate advocate, upon his return to the United States, Judge Dorman was assigned as the Director, Appellate Government Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy. There he not only mentored and supervised appellate attorneys, but he also carried his own case load, and as a Colonel wrote briefs and argued cases before the appellate courts. Then in 1998, he was appointed as a Judge on the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals ("NMCCA"), where he wrote his own decisions. Eventually, Judge Dorman was elevated to the position of Senior Judge, presiding over one of the panels of the NMCCA. In 2001, Judge Dorman was selected for appointment as the Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy for Military Justice, where he supervised all of the appellate advocacy in the Department of the Navy, and oversaw military justice policy. In that position he also served on the Department of Defense committee that drafted the Rules of Procedure for the Military Commissions to handle the projected trials of terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. In 2003, Judge Dorman stepped down as the Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy to accept an appointment as the Chief Judge of the NMCCA. He was serving as the Chief Judge when he retired from the Marines in 2006. During the period that Judge Dorman served on the NMCCA he authored approximately 40 decisions that are published in the Military Justice Reporters, decisions that serve as binding precedent in the Department of the Navy, and persuasive authority in all other U.S. Courts.

In addition to his normally assigned duties, Judge Dorman provided his expertise as an adjunct instructor at the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island, from 1997 to 2006. During that period, he provided military justice training to every officer assigned duties as a staff judge advocate throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. He also served as an adjunct instructor with the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, and provided training at seminars in Colombia, Botswana, Mozambique, Angola, and Tanzania.

Upon his retirement for the Marines, Judge Dorman served as the Managing Shareholder in the Jacksonville, FL, office of a Philadelphia based law firm. He also handled all of the firm's appellate practice in Florida, and he argued several cases before Florida appellate courts. In January 2009, however, Judge Dorman accepted the position as one of the Deputy Assistant Directors, U. S. Department of Agriculture, National Appeals Division, where he supervised half of the Division's Administrate Judges in the western half of the country. In July 2009, Judge Dorman was appointed as a U.S. Administrative Law Judge ("AJL"), for the Social Security Administration, and was assigned to Charleston, SC. He later transferred to Tallahassee. FL, where he was one of the first judges assigned to that office. In 2012, Judge Dorman was selected as an ALJ for Medicare, and was assigned to its hearing office in Arlington, VA. Then in September 2015, Judge Dorman was selected as one of only two ALJ's for the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), with chambers in Crystal City, VA. As an ALJ with the DEA, Judge Dorman has nationwide jurisdiction.

Among the awards Judge Dorman has received are the: Legion of Merit (5th Award); Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award); the Voluntary Service Medal for his contributions; American Bar Association Award for Best Legal Assistance Office, and Nomination for Outstanding Younger Military Attorney. Judge Dorman also authored the article, "Justice Brennan: the Individual and Labor Law," published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Charles Wm. Dorman has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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