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.

If you’re currently facing – or expect to be facing — an adverse administrative Show Cause action, now would be a good time to give our office a call.

meililaw.com  info@meililaw.com  Office: 214 363-1828;  Toll Free:  866 578-0164


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.

Again, we’re extremely grateful for the support and expertise shown by so many over the course of the past year.

If you need help with a looming or pending Show Cause/Board of Inquiry (BOI) action, please, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office.  Phone: 214 363-1828 or email: info@meililaw.com.

Thanks.  Bill


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.

We’ll likely have more information to share once the Board’s findings and recommendations are ratified and approved by higher.  Simply wanted to express our thanks here this Thanksgiving week to all those who had a hand in this one.

v/r  Bill Meili,   info@meililaw.com,  214 363-1828 (O)

 


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: info@meililaw.com or phone: 214 363-1828.     Thanks.


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 addition,  we heard this week from the DoD office responsible for adjudicating many industrial, security clearance matters (DOHA) that a client’s LOI/SOR will likely be withdrawn based on our  response — again without the client having to go through a formal hearing before an Administrative Judge (AJ).  We anticipate that the client’s access to sensitive, classified information will be fully restored, along with his career as an overseas defense contractor.

And then earlier, two state criminal matters – one adult and one juvenile – were dismissed and diverted.  The ultimate result here will likely be no final convictions on the clients’ records.

For more detailed information on these or other cases, feel free to give us a call any time.  Office Main: 214 363-1828 or email: info@meililaw.com

Thanks, and warm wishes as we head on into the summer months!   v/r Bill Meili