Interview: A Catholic Take with Joe McClane – Updates on Religious Freedom in the Military
Joe McClane gets an important update from Attorney Davis Younts on the state of religious freedom in the military.
Davis is a Christian, husband, homeschool dad, and former military officer providing strategic legal guidance and expert criminal defense to military, federal law enforcement, and other patriots. My passion for justice and compassion for people is based on the belief that all of us are created in the image of God and endowed by our creator with inalienable rights. Davis is on the frontlines of the battle to defeat tyranny and preserve freedom. No King but Christ!
R. Davis Younts began his legal career as a military prosecutor, quickly earning a reputation as a passionate advocate for justice. Attorney Younts’ success, ninety-eight percent conviction rates, as well as his skillful handling of complex cases garnering national attention, resulted in his competitive selection as an Air Force Area Defense Counsel.
As a military defense attorney, Younts found his true calling and went on to become the top-ranked litigator in his region. Although asked to become one of eighteen Senior Trial Counsel in the Air Force, Younts turned down this prestigious offer to remain a defense attorney. His hard work was rewarded when he was hand-picked to become a Senior Defense Counsel and put in charge of the Air Force’s busiest region where he served as the lead attorney for homicide, sexual assault, drug, and other serious criminal cases.
Through hard work and dedication, attorney Younts amassed an amazing string of acquittals, was promoted to the rank of Major and ranked as the number one Senior Defense Counsel in the Air Force. Following his three-year tour, Younts was selected to become an instructor at the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School.
After deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Younts returned to the JAG School where he was promoted to Chief of the Military Justice Division and tasked by the Judge Advocate General to re-design and modernize the Air Force’s trial advocacy training. After a decade of service in the Air Force Attorney Younts decided to accept an offer from the Pennsylvania National Guard to serve as the senior-attorney advisor to the Joint Force Headquarters.
As the senior full-time legal advisor to the TAG and multiple General Officers, Younts was quickly recognized as a Commander’s JAG capable of providing timely legal advice that helped to further the mission and the strategic objectives of the organization.
As a member of the Guard, Younts was promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Despite his success with the Guard, Younts knew his calling and passion was for the court-room and he left full-time government service to enter private practice as a criminal defense attorney.