Officer Promotion Passover Case Study

Here’s a new Case Study outlining steps taken to save a Client’s military career. Client’s testimonial follows:
Matter: Adverse Information in Personnel File — General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand

Summary: My client, an Army Reserve captain with a professional degree, was in danger of having his career cut short when he first called me. A 15-6 investigation initiated by his major command resulted in a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) being filed in the performance section of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). This was a good man and outstanding officer whose promotion potential and career were in serious jeopardy. The GOMOR effectively resulted in my client being twice non-selected for promotion to 0-4.

Outcome: After extended advocacy with the Department of the Army Suitability Evaluation Board (DASEB), including an appeal of an initial unfavorable decision, DASEB found that the GOMOR had served its intended purpose, and ordered that the reprimand and all accompanying adverse information be removed from client’s performance fiche. After removal, client was selected for promotion and subsequently pinned on his Major’s gold oak leaves.

Highlights: Working within the available administrative system to correct an injustice and help preserve a highly capable officer’s career.

References: Our client upon request.

Client’s Testimonial:

I found Mr. Meili, via an Internet search. I was looking for someone who understood military law, and his firm appeared as one of the top search results. I was really reserved about seeking legal representation again because my previous attorney left a lot to be desired. I called several other firms and was met with desensitized and money seeking attitudes which almost led me to accept my situation and to just move on with my career outside of the Reserves.

After reading Mr. Meili’s profile and case studies, I decided to give him a call. Immediately his personable manner was apparent and within minutes I made the decision to have him represent me. Mr. Meili clearly explained the process necessary to clear my record of a damaging investigation and subsequent General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand. He then re-focused my energies away from an intense dislike of how my military chain of command had treated me, and on to what I could expect in the nature of relief…provided I remained disciplined and followed his advice.

Mr. Meili responded promptly and thoroughly to my questions and concerns. He created a path forward for me, and once we started, my hope for a positive result never faltered. Eventually, I received positive relief. The Army transferred the reprimand and promoted me. I can now continue my career with the Army Reserves. Bill Meili’s services went way beyond attaining a positive result. He became a true friend, concerned with my future and overall well-being. I highly recommend him to anyone facing a similar career ending situation.

To learn more about this case and how Bill Meili can help you with your individual situation, contact the firm today.

Hardship Discharge/Resignation Approved by Army National Guard

I heard this morning from a client who recieved his honorable discharge orders yesterday. He has no further service commitment or requirement to the Army Reserve or the Army National Guard. I’m posting his own words here — with his permission — for a thumbnail sketch of the situation he faced, and his experience with MeiliLaw.
I had a 6-year active/2-year inactive contract in the Army National Guard. After successfully completing 7 years of my contract and one overseas deployment to Iraq, certain pressures were placed on me and my family life. My wife was pregnant with our 4th child, my 2nd child (daughter) was diagnosed with a speech problem and I was developing medical issues due to the elevated stress levels. Daily activities were a major stress at this time, but the notification of a 2nd overseas deployment was overwhelming with our family factors included.

Looking for answers, I contacted Mr. Bill Meili. He responded quickly and within a day we had a phone interview to determine possible options about my situation. Within a week, we met in person to discuss additional details and specifics about my case. Through our collective teamwork of information sharing, Bill Meili coordinated personally with my chain of command and also produced a thorough, 200-page Hardship Discharge Packet. This packet was submitted to my chain of command with an overwhelming, positive impact on the receiving end. Final result was a successful, honorable discharge from the U.S. Army thanks to Bill Meili and his team.

In addition to the initial contact and the final results, Bill Meili was consistently checking on me and the well-being of my family. I appreciate his personal touch and will never forget his efforts.
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