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Rating: 4.47 stars   17 reviews

Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):

Crime & Law, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans


1800 Diaganol Road Suite: 600 Alexandria VA 22314 USA


DEFENDING OUR DEFENDERS _____For over 12 years, UAP has been facilitating legal and transitional support for our Nation’s Warriors who have been wrongfully accused or convicted of “war crimes” or who have faced Courts Martial which have been improperly impacted by undue command influence. _____UAP funds our Nation's Warriors ability to receive: _____***The best legal defense; _____***Stipends while incarcerated to help with family needs, books, stamps, magazine subscriptions, education when VA benefits are lost, etc...; _____***Visitation from loved ones while incarcerated; and _____***Transition assistance to include PTSD treatment, counseling, employment assistance, health care, legal support, etc...


Below is a partial list of some of the value UAP has added in support our Nation’s Servicemen. None of the following would have been possible without UAP support via the Warrior Fund. _____***1. 1STLT BLAIR (NOT GUILTY): After some of the most intense combat in Afghanistan in 2010, First Lieutenant Shawn Blair was wrongly accused of 2 specifications of attempted murder, aggravated assaults, and other lesser offenses. With UAP’s support, Blair was found not guilty of murder and assault. _____***2. GYSGT HOGAN, SSGT FAGAN, AND MARLOW (CHARGES DISMISSED): Gunnery Sergeant Tim Hogan, Staff Sergeant Trey Fagan, and Mr. Michael Marlow – all part of U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) – were suspected of murdering a Taliban man. UAP provided support for the charges to be dismissed. _____***3. SSGT WUTERICH (CHARGES DISMISSED): Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich was the primary accused in the so-called “Haditha Massacre.” This was an extremely complex case which lasted six years. UAP provided continuous support for Wuterich to keep all of his civilian attorneys and enlist a graphic arts expert who made trial exhibits (animations and illustrations) which ultimately led to all homicide charges being dismissed at trial. _____***4. CPL SERNA (CHARGES DISMISSED): Corporal Jonny Serna and two other Marines were charged with murder of two Taliban combatants in Afghanistan. UAP provided support for three civilian defense attorneys to represent the accused and work together through the charged period. Charges against all three were dismissed. _____***5. SPC WAGNON (CHARGES DISMISSED): Specialist Michael Wagnon was charged with premeditated murder for the shooting death of an Afghan man. UAP provided support for Wagnon to have civilian counsel throughout the lengthy process and payed for experts and other unusual expenses during key pretrial motions. Murder charges were dismissed by the government just before trial. _____***6. SGT HUTCHINS (CASE OVERTURNED): Sergeant Larry Hutchins the squad leader in the “Hamdania War Crimes” case who was charged with premeditated murder. Hutchins was convicted and sentenced to 15 years. UAP provided support after the conviction which ensured a successful appeal and the case was overturned. On retrial, Hutchins was given time served and served no additional confinement time._____***7. SGT WILLIAMS (SENTENCE REDUCED): Sergeant Michael Williams was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years confinement. UAP provided support for a civilian attorney to represent Williams for the clemency and parole process. Michael was released after serving 10 years.

Target demographics:

Soldiers, Sailor, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines who have been wrongfully accused or convicted of “War Crimes” or who have faced Courts Martial which have been improperly impacted by undue command influence.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Dozens of our Nation's Warriors who have gone in harm's way on our behalf

Geographic areas served:

The United States


The "Warrior Fund," UAP funds our Nation's Warriors ability to receive: ***The best legal defense; ***Stipends while incarcerated to help with family needs, books, stamps, magazine subscriptions, education when VA benefits are lost, etc...; ***Visitation from loved ones while incarcerated; and ***Transition assistance to include PTSD treatment, counseling, employment assistance, health care, legal support, etc...

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

14 people found this review helpful

I donate $10,000 a year to UAP and have done so for the past several years. Two years ago, I accepted an invitation to serve as a Member of UAPs Board. As such, I am intimately familiar with the ethical and thoughtful manner in which UAP grants benefits and manages expenses in support of our service member.

Defending the Defenders

The mission says it all. United American Patriots provides legal services for those service members in trouble while in active combat. I have volunteered at this organization for over four years and have watched it grow each year in terms of revenue and benefits provided to our soldiers. It is very disappointing how one uninformed reviewer can provide a review that is inaccurate and false. Under new management this charity will be relocating to our nation's capital and will continue to be the nation's resource in understanding the rules of war versus the rule of law. Please do you due diligence and see how well organized and managed this business truly is.

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I am honored to support an organization dedicated to defending our warriors. Those who selflessly put their lives in harms way to protect the liberties and freedoms of my family and me, even though they don’t know me. My son has known from an early age to respect the great American flag and what it represents and he thanks each service member he encounters.

Last year, I first learned of United American Patriots when I decided to reactivate my Twitter and Instagram accounts to support CPO Gallagher as he faces an unfair Military Justice System. I was amazed to learn that UAP was supporting so many warriors who either had been unfairly tried and convicted or are in the process of being Court Martialed in the Military Justice System. Since I learned about UAP, I have become a supporter of Major Matthew Golsteyn and 1Lt Clint Lorance.

The commitment of Lt Col David (Bull) Gurfein (retired) and the UAP staff to these warriors and their families is inspiring. They are true Patriots and make me want to fight for these warriors every day! I will continue to support Major Golsteyn, Lt Lorance, other warriors, and United American Patriots! Thank you.

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I have supported UAP and individual warriors who have been wrongfully incarcerated, for many years. The warriors and families are enthusiastic about UAP. I appreciate how UAP gives us updates on the warriors, as they apply for parole and pardons. They also tell supporters specific ways to help, with letters to our Congressman and The President. God bless UAP, the warriors and their families.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

They lie about the war criminals they represent in order to obtain donations that fund the lawyers that are on their board. Less than 20 percent of donated funds go to legal assistance and the assistance they do provide goes to board members. Do not donate, they are lying to you for their own benefit. They are nothing more than a law firm masquerading as a non profit so they can get paid outrageous fees for poor service. What they pay the lawyers on their board is well above the industry standard.. They have recently been outed by one of their clients for trying to exploit them for donations instead actually working their case. They admitted to past failures and now want you to trust them as they hired a CEO with a domestic violence conviction to set them straight.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reported to the IRS, DOJ and Virginia AG for a criminal investigation.

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I clicked on a heading “ No Soldier Left Behind “ and this came up with “ Vanityfair sub Politics “. URL This discuses how Army CID screws up, assumptions that are not backed up, false reporting to make things EASY, on and on. It discuses many other ? Cases!
This showed just what you are up against!
This is for United American pat. Or UAP.

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8 people found this review helpful

I left my friends, my family, and my hometown (where I lived my entire life) to join the UAP team and commit 100% of my skills and effort toward supporting our Nation’s Warriors – And I am glad I did.

In March of 2018, UAP hired me as a Non-Profit office management advisor to assist in improving and enhancing its processes and procedures.

At first, I viewed my employment as simply another job full of the typical administrative and logistical challenges associated with any organization. However, as I learned more about UAP, the Board, and the Clients, I realized UAP stood for so much more. Before long, I enthusiastically desired to continue my career with UAP and focus on the mission with passion.

Everyone involved with UAP is aligned with, and focused on, accomplishing a singular goal – supporting our Nation’s Warriors, especially those who were unjustly accused, or convicted, of “war crimes” after voluntarily placing their lives on the line to keep my fellow countrymen, my family, and me safe.

Our Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines deserve the best qualified representation and we all deserve a military which is held accountable to our Nation and those who serve.

I look forward to growing with UAP and bringing on others who share our passion.

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12 people found this review helpful

In the past I have been very skeptical regarding charitable contributions to many organizations. If you are like me, I would like to take the opportunity to confirm that United American Patriots (UAP) is the 'real deal'. Five years ago our family found we had been placed in a position of the unknown. One of our very own, a highly decorated, well respected 1LT fighting for our country was convicted of murder for doing his job. He had killed no one, he was fighting in a war zone with the enemy. Murder??? UAP picked up our family and has led us every step of the way in fighting for justice. These board members not only assist financially but they actually care and console the soldier and their family. UAP is not frivolous, they are well managed and maintained. This is a charitable organization that actually uses your donation in the manner it states as its cause... I know this because the Lorance family will forever be grateful for how UAP has been there to assist our soldier, our hero, my nephew 1LT Clint Lorance. We continue to fight for justice today THANKS TO UAP.

Jean Lorance
Clint Lorance's Aunt

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13 people found this review helpful

Our family was at the point of desperation trying to figure out how we were going to afford the legal fees required to fight for our son, Sgt. Derrick Miller. The UAP was a godsend to us at a time when hope was in short supply. Their steadfast support, not only in the form of financial assistance with legal fees, but with travel funds to visit our son, monthly stipends so that he can call home regularly, and emotional support for all of us when the burden was almost unbearable, is something I can never find adequate words to express our gratitude for. This organization is nothing short of amazing, and is performing a crucial service to families like ours who have nowhere else to turn in our time of need.

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10 people found this review helpful

I served for nine years in the U.S. Army infantry. While on my last deployment in Afghanistan in 2009-2010, I was accused of a handful of war crimes along with some of my other platoon mates. The United American Patriots helped me to secure legal counsel outside of the military as well as helped my family while I was being held in pretrial confinement on the military base. The United American Patriots are great friends and advocates of the U.S. soldier, they go above and beyond to help in your greatest time of need. I could never thank them enough for the help that they provided for me and my family they are true blue Americans and amazing friends.

Michael Wagnon

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11 people found this review helpful

United American Patriots is a great organization! They do things for our service members that no one else does. I personally know one Marine and two Army soldiers who have received support from UAP. If it wasn't for UAP, they would all be in prison now. I can't say enough good things about UAP. And they keep supporting those who fight for the rest of us Americans. I know that UAP just had a major change in leadership. I haven't met the new President but from what I have seen, this organization is better than ever! A lot of people and groups say they "support the troops" but UAP really does it by supporting our warriors, who are charged with crimes in combat. I will keep donating as long as our combat troops get falsely accused. Go UAP!!!

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