Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney, Marine Corps
Zak McKibbon Beasley grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his bachelor of science in journalism degree from the University of Kansas in 2007. After college, Beasley worked for his father in the lumber industry, working primarily in the communications and inventory departments. This opportunity allowed him to work in Western Africa and Eastern Europe. Beasley received his master of science in strategic communications and his juris doctor from the University of Kansas in 2015. While in law school, Beasley served as the Student Bar Association president and founded the Military Law Society. As a graduate student in the J-School, Beasley served as a graduate teaching assistant. Beasley also interned at Kansas Legal Services in Topeka, Kansas. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri.
Beasley was commissioned into the Marine Corps on August 10, 2012. He was promoted to first lieutenant on August 10, 2014. After passing the Missouri bar, Beasley reported to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on temporary active duty orders from Oct. 27 to Dec. 31, 2015. He then attended The Basic School from Jan. 5 to June 29, 2016. He then attended Naval Justice School from Oct. 18 to Dec. 21, 2016. He was promoted to captain on July 5, 2017. He is currently assigned to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where he works in the trial services office as trial counsel. Beasley also serves as the special assistant to the U.S. Attorney for Marine Corps Base Hawaii.