Security Clearances & the SCRA
Friday, May 20th, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Ron Sykstus is the managing partner of Bond, Botes, Sykstus, Tanner & Ezzell, P.C. in Huntsville, Alabama and Decatur, Alabama. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Ron enrolled at the University of Arizona in Tucson for his college education. While in college, he attended the U.S. Marine Corps’ Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia and, following completion, the U.S. Army offered Ron a full academic ROTC scholarship. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation, Mr. Sykstus was placed on educational delay by the U.S. Army in order to attend law school at the Northern Illinois University College of Law in Dekalb, Illinois. He graduated in 1987 with his Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Sykstus then entered active duty as a Captain with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
He served at Fort Bliss, Texas as the lead prosecutor for the 11th ADA Division and the 3rd Armored Calvary Brigade and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in El Paso, Texas. Ron was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his service at Fort Bliss.
Mr. Sykstus was subsequently stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama as the Senior Defense Counsel with the U.S. Army’s Trial Defense Service. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Ron was awarded another Meritorious Service Medal for his service throughout Alabama. Ron then joined the Bond and Botes team of lawyers and has been there ever since.