Mark Waple

Military Affairs Advisor


From 1977 to June 2014, Mr. Waple provided legal services to members of all military branches. Currently, Mr. Waple is Hutchens Law Firm’s Military Affairs Advisor to attorney, and former US Army JAG Officer, Joe Vonnegut. He has thorough knowledge of the UCMJ and military justice system and an exceptional record of success with cases involving:

  • Military Personnel and Criminal Law
  • Medical Negligence in Military and Veteran’s Hospitals
  • Advocacy for Military Personnel

Mr. Waple is currently acting as an advisor in most areas of armed forces law including Appeals to Boards for Correction to Military Records, Discharge Review Boards, Military Grade Determination Boards, Injury Due to Medical Negligence in Military and VA Hospitals, and Involuntary Separations from Active Duty.


  • U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY (B.S., 1999)
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC (J.D., 1974)
  • Boston University, Boston, MA (M.A., 1975)

Professional and Community Affiliations


Army Airborne Infantry Officer, and later Judge Advocate (1969-1977)

Army Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards -1977)

Army Occupation Ribbon (Berlin) (1970)


North Carolina Advocates for Justice

North Carolina Governor's

Advisory Committee on Military Affairs (85-86)