ABA Honors Capt. Michael J. Scaletty, '07

Photograph: Michael J. ScalettyCaptain Michael J. Scaletty, '07, Chapman, Kan., was chosen by the American Bar Association as one this year's Young Lawyer Division Outstanding Military Service Award recipients. This award, a joint effort of the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyer Division and Judge Advocate Association, recognizes the legal contributions of one young judge advocate from each uniformed service: the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard.

Scaletty was recognized during the ABA’s Young Lawyer Division Annual Meeting in Boston. The awards ceremony recognized young judge advocates who have excelled in professional accomplishments, service to the community, leadership, and development of subordinates.

Accompanying the photo in ABA’s newsfeed was a quote from Lieutenant General Flora D. Darpino, The Judge Advocate General, United States Army. “I was honored to have the opportunity to present Captain Michael J. Scaletty with the 2014 American Bar Association's Outstanding Young Military Lawyer of the Year Award on 8 August 2014. Captain Scaletty began his career at 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo., as a Legal Assistance Attorney, Officer-in-Charge of the Tax Center, and Trial Counsel. Captain Scaletty deployed and supervised the Brigade Prosecution Task Force aimed at expanding the Rule of Law in Iraq. Given his outstanding performance in each of these assignments, he was selected to be the Brigade Judge Advocate for the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS, where he deployed to Afghanistan. Captain Scaletty is now the Special Victim Prosecutor for United States Army Alaska.”