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ARMY SHOW CAUSE BOARDS/BOARDS OF INQUIRY (BOI) DELAYED
Received word today that the Army has decided that all Respondents at Show Cause Boards and counsel have a right to appear in person before a live panel. While there may be an opportunity for a Respondent in a Board proceeding to waive in person attendance and have the Board held remotely, in person attendance is still a right.
Since DoD has now extended its travel restriction order until 30 June, in-person Boards of Inquiry (BOIs)/Show Cause Boards are likely going to back-log for the next 2 and a half months or more. As such, there might be some additional opportunity in the upcoming months to negotiate and discuss favorable options with the servicing judge advocate offices in any given Show Cause action. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 866-578-0164
Published Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
UPDATE on the SHOW CAUSE, BOARD OF INQUIRY (BOI) for our AMEDD OFFICER CLIENT which we discussed in a post last November
AMEDD officer’s retention recommendation by a Field Board of Inquiry (FBOI, BOI) was ratified and adopted by HRC recently. The Show Cause case is now closed, client’s flag has been lifted, and as a result, our client was able — earlier this month — to complete and timely file materials for consideration by the AMEDD officer promotion board which convened this week. Email: email@example.com or phone: 866-578-0164
Published Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Another Show Cause Board of inquiry (BOI) concludes successfully for an AMEDD officer client
Happy to report that an Army medical officer (AMEDD) client received a vote to retain by an officer Field Board of Inquiry this past Thursday. Grateful for the time, consideration and attention to detail from the members of this Show Cause Board, and equally grateful for the support shown by a wide array of people who weighed in on this case. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 866-578-0164
Published Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Two Recent UQRs (Unqualified Resignations) Approved for AMEDD Army Reserve Medical Corps Officers
Good news for two Army Reserve Doctors who have served well and faithfully, but who were having some difficulty navigating the UQR process. Grateful to have been in a position to offer experience and help. If you, or someone you know, is having trouble with the military's resignation process, don't hesitate to contact us. Email: email@example.com or phone: 866-578-0164
Published Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Naval Aviator UQR, Federal Forfeiture Case, Security Clearance SOR Defense at CAF and DOHA, and Adult and Juvenile Criminal Matters Reduced, Dismissed and Diverted
It’s been a productive month of May: An active duty Naval aviator client’s Unqualified Resignation request received a favorable endorsement yesterday from a key commander in the approval chain. We also had a Federal Forfeiture case resolve favorably this month with a refund of the client’s seized assets before a formal case was ever filed by the prosecuting U.S. Attorney’s office. In
Published Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Young Navy Ensign Gets a Second Chance — Here’s His Story
Navy Ensign’s Hopeless Situation Resolved with NPQ chit, Redesignation and Reclassification through a POCR Board About one year into my service in the Navy, I became sick with an unknown allergy that was specific to my geographic location. Despite multiple civilian doctors asserting their professional opinions that my issues were caused by my location, my
Published Date: Thursday, Jan 24, 2019
CASE STUDY — ARMY RESERVE AMEDD OFFICER’S SUCCESSFUL UQR
ARMY RESERVE AMEDD OFFICER UQR (Unqualified Resignation) APPROVED, HONORABLE DISCHARGE ORDERS CUT Matter: UQR (Unqualified Resignation) for Army Reserve Medical Corps (AMEDD) Officer Service: Army Reserve Summary: Our Client, a senior field grade medical doctor, tried to move things through the system on his own for more than a year before he was referred to us. The situation was a
Published Date: Monday, Nov 12, 2018
SUCCESS: AMEDD OFFICER UQR APPROVED, HONORABLE DISCHARGE ORDERS CUT
Great Result! Happy to report that we had success with an Army Reserve AMEDD (orthopedic surgeon) Client’s Unqualified Resignation (UQR). It was finally approved yesterday by Big Army — four and a half months after we started working the case. His honorable discharge orders were cut effective today — 31 October 2018. Happy Halloween!!! This senior field grade Client
Published Date: Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
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