Show Cause Boards
Show Cause Boards of Inquiry (BOI) Related Testimonials:
Show Cause Board … Board of Inquiry (BOI) … Intent to Eliminate … or Field Board of Inquiry (FBOI) — By whatever name they all mean essentially one thing: your military career hangs in the balance. And whether the basis of the Show Cause is misconduct, substandard performance, a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) in the Army Military Human Resource Records (AMHRR), or Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), a referred Officer Evaluation Report (OER), or some other derogatory information, you need expert help to navigate the difficult, confusing and emotionally charged weeks and potentially months ahead.
A similar track will likely appear in all services of the military for the Elimination Board process, where an officer being considered for elimination, and the service member wants to “fight” to stay in. Potentially any military member with something even possibly or remotely career ending in his or her OMPF, may be screened to receive a “Show Cause Notice” or memorandum from the commander, Human Resources Command (HRC), or equivalent personnel center for the other branches.
These Intents to Eliminate, BOIs, or Show Cause Boards can derail what has been an otherwise successful career, but this doesn’t have to be the outcome. Even more frustrating, sometimes the officer in question is being targeted for removal for something that allegedly happened years ago. All the more reason to have the best legal assistance possible to defend you throughout this lengthy, stressful and draining process. We strongly suggest if you do receive a Notice of Elimination (Show Cause) that you contact us as soon as possible, and we will provide you with a thorough assessment. This is especially important before you endorse and sign off on the Election of Options paperwork accompanying the Show Cause notice/memorandum. This is not the type of action you want to handle by yourself.
Patience pays throughout this process. Many times, these Show Cause-Board of Inquiry actions, once started, seem inevitably to run to a full blown contested hearing. But they don‘t have to get to that. If you've received notice of Intent to Eliminate (Show Cause) from your local General Officer Show Cause Authority (GOSCA), or from the Commanding General (CG) at HRC, please give my office a call at your earliest convenience. I specialize in helping save careers and restoring good names and dignity for deserving officers and people who might have made a misstep or two in their career. I have had many successful Show Cause Board of Inquiry (BOI) cases resolve favorably for the client. This is where my passion lies; I thoroughly enjoy helping and guiding fellow service members and saving good and deserving careers.
The sooner I can engage, the better chance we'll have to mount a winning defense and save your career. Give our office a call today at (214) 363-1828 or Toll Free: 866 578-0164.
I contacted Col. Meili as a fellow practitioner to gain some context and perspective on a pretty complex set of issues. Because I practice in a different field of law, Col. Meili's extensive expertise was invaluable and he was more than generous with his time. A skilled and dedicated professional who cares deeply about obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients, Bill's a leader in this field.
- Steffen Chapin
After an exhaustive search of military attorneys, I came across the name of Bill Meili. From my first email exchange and telephone call, I knew that Bill was the right person to handle my case. I had discussed my unique circumstance with a handful of other attorneys who felt it may be too difficult to achieve the outcome that I was seeking - but Bill was interested in me and my case, and wholeheartedly believed that we had the ball in our court. I could tell that Bill cared about me as a person and soldier, not just viewing me as a paycheck.
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