2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.

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An ARMY AG OFFICER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE WITH A GENERAL OFFICER MEMORANDUM OF REPRIMAND (GOMOR) APPEAL TO DASEB

During my extensive search for an attorney I ran across several reviews for Mr. Meili from clients and peers who all had great things to say about the service he provides and his commitment to working hard for his clients.

Upon my initial contact with him I was astounded by his professionalism, personality, knowledge and confidence. He was up front and honest, and he didn’t try and sell me a dream unlike many of the attorneys I had spoken with prior to him. The cost of his services was well worth the money spent; I have no regrets.   I felt as though I finally had someone in my corner that was there to represent me and not my command.

In addition to other cases he was working, Mr. Meili always kept me informed on the status of my case, and I always knew when he was traveling or unavailable. My phone calls and email were never left unanswered or not returned.

Mr. Meili showed a genuine interest in getting to know who I was as an individual, what I stood for,  as well as what my leadership thought about me.  He constructively used this information to vigilantly construct a case that represented me well.  The brief he prepared for me was very detailed and well put together.  He did not rush;  instead he took his time to make sure he captured all the important and relevant details while ensuring that I was involved and aware.

Mr. Meili often times provided words of encouragement and wisdom on how to deal with my situation and was never judgmental.  He didn’t hold back when I became doubtful of the process.  He helped me to see that regardless of what I was being portrayed as in a letter of reprimand — that I was better, and had much to offer not just the military but society.  I wish I had met him sooner.  He is a people person, and whenever I would hang up from him or finish reading an email from him I was always put at ease.  His hard work and representation helped transfer my GOMOR to my restricted AMHRR file.  Although DASEB was slow to render its decision,  Mr. Meili assured me that there was still room to fight, and was more than willing to help me.

It has been a blessing to meet him and I would definitely recommend his services to others in similar situations.  He is great at what he does and I thank God for sending him into my life.

GC, 1LT, AG Corps

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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch If we can be of assistance with a GOMOR removal or transfer, or with any other military law related matter affecting your career or the career of someone you know.   Thank you.


RESERVE AMEDD OFFICER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HIS UQR EXPERIENCE

For two (2) years I attempted to resign my AMEDD commission from the APMC (USAR). In that time, I was plagued with road blocks at every turn; repeated failure of support staff to follow-up on paperwork, letting paperwork lapse; left hand not knowing what the right hand was or wasn’t doing; all of which ultimately resulted in the restarting of the process multiple times. After my third attempt to resign, I was referred to Bill Meili — retaining his services was, without question, the best decision I made in the UQR resignation process. In approximately three (3) months, he was able to do what I could not do in the previous 2 years — obtain for me an Unqualified Resignation — UQR — and Honorable Discharge from further military service. Throughout the entire process, Mr Meili was responsive to all forms of communication, and would update me in real-time to all the changes — good and bad — with the ongoing process.  I would recommend Bill Meili to anyone considering separation from the Armed Services.  His effort, professionalism and dedication to my case were worth every dollar spent.    

Dr. B.  A very satisfied client.


Recent Good News on Medical Corps AMEDD Officer UQR Resignations

Update and Some Good News on Medical Corps Officer Resignations

After three months of advocacy for a Reserve medical corps officer, we received word yesterday that his UQR — Unqualified Resignation — had been approved. Quick backstory: Client initially tried to handle his resignation (UQR) himself. After 2 years and much frustration, he was referred to me. On 21 July 2014, after a month of backgrounding and prep, I submitted his revised UQR request, and then began working with all necessary headquarters and staff sections along the approval trail, advocating for the client and telling his story — fully and fairly — at each juncture. In just over two months we had a UQR approval and orders in hand. Very gratifying, especially in light of the news reported in my previous post (copied below). If you have been running into difficulty with a resignation request, or if you’re considering filing a UQR, don’t hesitate to give our office a call. I’d be more than happy to discuss your situation, and see how I might be able to help. Very respectfully,  Bill Meili   COL(R), JA, USAR, Attorney and Counselor at Law  —   Office:  214 363-1828;  Cell: 214 536-3888;  Email: info@meililaw.com

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From discussions this past week with knowledgeable sources, the Army Reserve broadly has decided to give UQR requests greater scrutiny than at any time within the past twenty four to thirty six months.  Simply put, the difficulty navigating the many tiers and layers of an AMEDD officer’s local unit, APMC, APMC’s higher headquarters, then USARC and/or HRC for any given resignation request, has just ramped up appreciably.

If you are a Reserve medical corps asset — a doctor, physician or health care provider generally who has – or has completed – a STRAP or HPLRP obligation, and you’re finding it increasingly difficult to discharge your military service obligations successfully, please consider contacting me for a consult and further discussion about the UQR process.  There remains a way out; but more than ever, it’s important to bring on a seasoned professional to analyze, craft and then guide your Unqualified Resignation request through the bureaucratic maze.

Please call at your convenience for a complete, confidential and complimentary consultation.  Additionally, we have a number of former AMEDD clients who are more than happy to discuss their experiences with our firm.

Very respectfully,  Bill Meili   COL(R), JA, USAR, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Office:  214 363-1828;  Cell: 214 536-3888;  Email: info@meililaw.com;

Website: http://www.meililaw.com


Recent Good News on Unqualified Resignations (UQR) for U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps AMEDD officers.

Update and Some Good News on Medical Corps Officer Resignations

After three months of advocacy for a Reserve medical corps officer, we received word yesterday that his UQR — Unqualified Resignation — had been approved. Quick backstory: Client initially tried to handle his resignation (UQR) himself. After 2 years and much frustration, he was referred to me. On 21 July 2014, after a month of backgrounding and prep, I submitted his revised UQR request, and then began working with all necessary headquarters and staff sections along the approval trail, advocating for the client and telling his story — fully and fairly — at each juncture. In just over two months we had a UQR approval and orders in hand. Very gratifying, especially in light of the news reported in my previous post (copied below). If you have been running into difficulty with a resignation request, or if you’re considering filing a UQR, don’t hesitate to give our office a call. I’d be more than happy to discuss your situation, and see how I might be able to help. Very respectfully,  Bill Meili   COL(R), JA, USAR, Attorney and Counselor at Law  —   Office:  214 363-1828;  Cell: 214 536-3888;  Email: info@meililaw.com

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From discussions this past week with knowledgeable sources, the Army Reserve broadly has decided to give UQR requests greater scrutiny than at any time within the past twenty four to thirty six months.  Simply put, the difficulty navigating the many tiers and layers of an AMEDD officer’s local unit, APMC, APMC’s higher headquarters, then USARC and/or HRC for any given resignation request, has just ramped up appreciably.

If you are a Reserve medical corps asset — a doctor, physician or health care provider generally who has – or has completed – a STRAP or HPLRP obligation, and you’re finding it increasingly difficult to discharge your military service obligations successfully, please consider contacting me for a consult and further discussion about the UQR process.  There remains a way out; but more than ever, it’s important to bring on a seasoned professional to analyze, craft and then guide your Unqualified Resignation request through the bureaucratic maze.

Please call at your convenience for a complete, confidential and complimentary consultation.  Additionally, we have a number of former AMEDD clients who are more than happy to discuss their experiences with our firm.

Very respectfully,  Bill Meili   COL(R), JA, USAR, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Office:  214 363-1828;  Cell: 214 536-3888;  Email: info@meililaw.com;

Website: http://www.meililaw.com


Recent Activity — UQRs — Unqualified Resignations — Federal Debt Reduction Process Through DFAS — GOMOR Defense

Back again with a quick snapshot of some recent activity:

1. A former Naval officer (medical student) seeking to have all or part of a recoupment of educational funds order/debt overturned or negotiated through a compromise offer process. Two weeks ago, DFAS approved our compromise offer, effectively cutting the client’s 10 year old federal debt in half and then some;

2. Army medical officer (obligated) seeking an Unqualified Resignation; As of 31 July 2014 this action has received initial approval;

3. Army medical officer (non-obligated) seeking an Unqualified Resignation; As of 31 July 2014, this action has also received initial approval;

4. Army officer (Adjutant General) fighting a potentail career ending General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand and promotion passover; As of 31 July 2014, still awaiting word from DASEB – Department of the Army Suitability Evaluation Board;

5. Air Force Officer fighting a potential career ending Inspector General report of investigation; We’re preparing the appeal for submission to the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records;

6. Former Army Officer (Nurse Corps) fighting a misconduct separation, and seeking to have that less than honorable discharge changed to an honorable, medical retirement ; and …. Ongoing prep for an appeal to the Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB);

August is here.   Everyone connected with the firm appreciates your continued support.

Respectfully, Bill Meili, COL (R), JA, USAR, Attorney and Counselor at Law


Security Clearance Defense to an LOI and SOR — More Good News

Yesterday, I received the following note from an officer client. His eligibility to receive a clearance was reinstated recently — and his career remains intact and moving forward. Could not be happier with the result. If you need a hand with this type of work, I’d be privileged to help. Just give me a call or shoot an email. v/r Bill 214 363-1828 Office; info@meililaw.com
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I had problems regaining a security clearance after the lapsing of my original clearance, so I needed help convincing the authorities that there was no risk in re-granting the clearance. The inability to secure the clearance threatened my livelihood and put my 20+ year successful military career in jeopardy. I desperately needed an expert in the law that surrounds security clearances. Choosing a lawyer is a harrowing experience and I spent several days making enquiries with multiple law offices, including one which had successfully represented me in another matter, before I came to find Mr. Meili after extensive online research.

I reached out to Bill and found that he and his team were immediately responsive, intuitively sensitive to the nature of the situation and able to convince me that teaming up with Bill would lead to a successful outcome. His forthright manner and easy way with people gave me great confidence that I had made the right decision in choosing him as my advocate.

He immediately worked me into his schedule and after our first meeting was able to quickly analyze the situation and develop a focused and ultimately effective strategy to address the adjudicator’s concerns in a manner far beyond what I would have been able to do on my own. Bill’s strategy and methodology greatly expanded my responses so that they personalized the package and told the whole story rather than the narrow narrative presented in the original investigation. He supervised the construction of a response package that conformed to my own sense of what was needed, but also went places that I would not have considered. He crafted a response that was truly a knockout. We brought overwhelming force of logic to the case and, in my opinion, made it easy for the adjudicator to find in my favor.

Without his help and guidance I would not have been anywhere near as prepared to make a proper — and ultimately successful — run at regaining my clearance, in order to continue service to the country.
KR

Related Tags: Security Clearances – Security Clearance Defense – Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR) and Response to Letter of Intent (LOI), Eligibility to Handle Sensitive, Classified Information, Secret, Top Secret SSI


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