Judge Wayne Christian is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of Alamo Heights High School, Trinity University and St. Mary's University School of Law. Following law school, Judge Christian volunteered for active duty with the U.S. Army's 82d Airborne Division as an Airborne Infantry and Judge Advocate General's Corps officer. Upon leaving the active army, he continued his military career as a Special Operations Legal Advisor in the Army Reserve, serving in Panama, Thailand and Afghanistan with U.S. Army Special Forces. Retiring after 30 years of service, Colonel Christian's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and British, Thai and Canadian Parachute Badges.
Judge Christian has served for over 30 years as a Certified Texas Peace Officer, Criminal Justice Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Counsel and Texas State Judge. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at the San Antonio Police Academy and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Law and Consultant for the Center For Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law.
Lieutenant Colonel Randy Parker (US Army, Retired) serves as the Project Director of the Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). He supervises the VTC Team of counselors, probation officers, and court staff supporting Presiding Judge, Wayne Christian. LTC Parker is a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney, and a former defense counsel.
He served in the United States Army for over 23 years retiring in 1994. In the Army, he initially served as a Field Artillery Officer providing leadership in a variety of artillery, nuclear weapons, security, and personnel positions. He then transferred to the Judge Advocate General's Corps where he served in ever increasing positions of responsibility as a senior legal advisor.
Marlena M. Kelly spent over twenty years in the United States Marine Corp serving both active and reserve components. While on active duty, Ms. Kelly was a Military Police serving as a dispatcher, day-watch supervisor and NCOIC of police records on several bases. As a reservist, she served as the NCOIC of legal administration. She was later assigned by the Secretary of the Navy to be the director of the Drug Education for Youth on Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Ms. Kelly is well-versed in the judicial as well as the psychological aspects of our justice and treatment system. She is a graduate of Phoenix University with an undergraduate Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice and a graduate Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.
Anuar “Doc” Valdez served as a medic both with the Regular Army and Texas Army National Guard and deployed to Iraq’s Al Anbar Province with the 1st Infantry Division during OIF I and OIF II. His awards during this deployment include the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (3 Awards, 1 with Valor), and Combat Medic Badge.
Anuar attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where he received both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, Master’s Degree in Social Work, and is a Licensed Masters Social Worker through the State of Texas.
LTC Christian, 3d Special Forces Group (Airborne), Afghanistan 2003
LTC Christian, 3d Special Forces Group (Airborne), Afghanistan 2003 2
Lieutenant Colonel Randy Parker
Lieutenant Colonel Randy Parker 2
Marlena M. Kelly, boot camp May 1979
Marlena M. Kelly, boot camp May 1979 2
Specialist Valdez, 1st Infantry Division Al Anbar Iraq 2003-2004
Specialist Valdez, 1st Infantry Division Al Anbar Iraq 2003-2004 2