Marine Corps Reserve Unit Mobilizations and the Receipt of Warning Orders Creating a Type of Stop-Loss Scenario for Marines in Those Units

Just a heads up.

I recently represented a Marine whose Reserve unit had received a warning order for mobilization. The Marine’s active drilling end date was fast approaching, but his command chain was notifying everyone that the pending deployment, and in particular, the receipt of the warning order, would overide the end drill dates: in other words, something similar to a “Stop-Loss” scenario had been instituted locally, and my client and others were essentially being told, “you’re going.”

Be advised that the Marine Corps does have a process in place to consider delays and exemptions from involuntary mobilization, and that process applies to members of active reserve units as well as to members of the IRR. I was hired to file a formal exemption request on my client’s behalf for consideration by the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, LA, who is the approving/decision making authority for these requests, vice the local commanders. Before we got there, however, my client’s local commander considered mast requests from my client and several others in the unit whose drill end dates were near. Happily, his request was granted, and he will serve out the remainder of his contractual obligation in the IRR.

I also received a call today from a Marine Reservist in New Hampshire with a similar situation brewing. I thought I’d post some information here on the topic. If you need help with an exemption request, or with any other related issues surrounding a pending mobilization and deployment, don’t hesitate to give me a call. I’ll discuss your situation with you, and if you decide you need to engage me at some point, we can discuss that as well.

You can reach the office at 214 363-1828 Monday through Friday, from 0830 to 1730 hours. After hours and on weekends, you can call 214 536-3888 and leave a message. I’ll call you back as quickly as I can. Or you can leave a detailed email message on my confidential email link: info@meililaw.com. Please leave a call back number with your message. Also, please feel free to visit the website at meililaw.com for further background and former client reviews.

Respectfully, Bill Meili

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October 2010 Army and Navy Case Activity

For much of September, and the beginning of October, the firm has been arm wrestling with Navy and Army elements in several cases. Received word last week on one of the Navy cases — Happy Ending there. Another one with the Navy goes to the Pentagon this week for review. Here, a fine officer’s Naval career is at issue, and we’re asking that his career be saved.

Congressional help came in on one of our recent Army matters last week. One of our Texas representatives became interested in a medical officer’s case, and we are now teemed up in efforts to save this experienced officer’s career.

Please let me know if you or a loved one has a military career issue which threatens a retirement, active or reserve, or one which requires a discharge for hardship or medical reasons. You can reach the office at 214 363-1828 Monday through Friday, from 0830 to 1730 hours. After hours and on weekends, you can call 214 536-3888 and leave a message. I will call you back as quickly as I can. Or you can leave a detailed email message on my confidential email link: info@meililaw.com. Also, please feel free to visit the website at meililaw.com for further background and former client reviews.

Respectfully, Bill Meili