May 2007

How many lawyers can be described by their boss as “a finely tuned killing machine”? Probably very few. But Doug O’Connell has top secret government clearance, wears camouflage to the office and might at any time have to drop his pleadings to lead a clandestine mission into a foreign country. He is a member of the Army National Guard, a Ranger-qualified major in the elite Special Forces — the Green Berets — and is mobilized at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, as general counsel to the Texas Military Forces.

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