JAG officer sworn into Florida National Guard by employer and fellow Guardsman

Written by  //  November 21, 2012  //  Feature Stories, News

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 21, 2012) – Capt. Jacquin “Quin” Gilchrist, a Washington, D.C., native coming off of active duty, was recently sworn into the Florida Army National Guard during a ceremony held at his place of employment, Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., located in Miami.

Marylina and Jacquin Gilchrist and their son Jacques-Pierre, family friend Pedro Pavon, Esq., Lt. Col. Kip Lassner of the 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and Richard Cole, Esq. (managing partner of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.) celebrate with Capt. Jacquin “Quin” Gilchrist after he is sworn into the Florida National Guard as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer. Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Kip Lassner.

During his service as an active duty military attorney, Gilchrist actively served as a Legal Assistance Attorney, Tax Officer-In-Charge, Trial Counsel, Command Judge Advocate and Labor Counselor representing service members, military families and Army leaders.

Honored with the duty of Gilchrist’s swear in was Lt. Col. Kip Lassner, a Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. partner and judge advocate with the Florida National Guard.

Now that he has officially been sworn into the Florida National Guard, Gilchrist’s new role will be working as a JAG officer for the 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Orlando.

Having worked with Gilchrist in D.C., Lassner recognized Gilchrist’s quality of work, prompting him to bring Gilchrist on as an associate with his firm.

Gilchrist’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Davidson College and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Florida College of Law.

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. is a Florida law firm with more than 230 lawyers in 10 offices throughout the state. The firm was recently nominated to receive the elite Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Seven Seals Award is the highest award given by the ESGR and was created to publicly recognize American employers who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to employees and families of those that have been called to serve in the armed forces.