Panther of the Week: Capt. Danko Princip

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-Name: Capt. Danko Princip, 460th Space Wing Office of the Staff Judge Advocate chief of civil law

-Length of Service: Five years

-Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

-Hobbies: Basketball, rock climbing, hiking and surfing

-Unique fact: Princip grew up in Bosnia-Herzegovina and has lived in Germany and Austria.

Panther at a Glance: Captain Princip was born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.  He and his family emigrated to the United States when he was 13 years old.  He graduated from Northwestern University, Ill., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and then the Washington University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.  He worked in private practice for several years before he received a direct appointment and was commissioned in 2009.  His first assignment was at Peterson AFB, Colo., where he served as chief of adverse actions and chief of military justice.  He then served as the Area Defense Counsel at Holloman AFB, N.M.  After moving to Buckley July 2014, he became chief of civil law and is proud to support the 460th Space Wing, Team Buckley and the mission of Persistent Global Surveillance.  He has already had a memorable moment: He was honored to represent the Air Force during the recent Denver Broncos' Salute to Service halftime ceremony. 

"Princip has been charging full-speed ahead since his arrival at Buckley Air Force Base in July.  He has already helped his legal assistance clients save $12,000 in legal fees.  Most recently, he mentored a junior judge advocate and paralegal and trained both on the complexities of criminal trial practice.  Together, they formed an effective team that secured the conviction of a drug user and a sentence that included a punitive discharge."
- Lt. Col. Julie Huygen, 460th Space Wing staff judge advocate.