Good news shared is good news doubled. Great call just now with a combat aviator I’ve been partnering with last month or so. Big Army removed, effective today, an additional ADSO he’d been carrying, (GI Bill benefit transfer). This now clears the way for a deletion of PCS orders and acceptance of his Unqualified Resignation (UQR). So, he’ll be able to ETS on time and in the geographical area where his family resides. Quad Fecta !!!! Love it when things come together like this.
If you, or someone you love, needs help with any or all of the above, give us a call. Thanks.
In light of changing times and administrations, here’s a blog post I drafted about 5 years ago. The info still holds. If you’re in the IRR and past your 8 year statutory obligation — (your MSO) — you might want to check your current status. I can help with that. Also, if you know someone in the Army nearing his or her MSO, please feel free to pass this on. Thanks. v/r, Bill
Never lose hope, and don’t give up!
Finally, after nearly two years of playing administrative Tug-O-War with half a dozen levels of Army command and control, my doctor (officer) client’s Unqualified Resignation (UQR) was approved with an Honorable discharge. It should not have taken anywhere near this long, for all sorts of valid reasons … but we’ll set that aside for the moment, and enjoy this decision and victory — long in coming, but sweet nonetheless!
As I’ve said before in previous posts, if you’re considering an unqualified resignation, (UQR) — whether or not you have a remaining service obligation — please contact us. I’d be happy to discuss your situation in detail, and help with a way forward. Office: 214 363-1828; Cell: 214 536-3888 or feel free to visit the website http://www.meililaw.com for more information about UQRs generally.
v/r Bill Meili, COL (Ret.), JA, USAR Attorney and Counselor at Law
An Unqualified Resignation (UQR) for an Army Reserve AMEDD officer ends with an approved Honorable Discharge– Grateful for my client’s kind words!Posted: July 18, 2016
“I received an honorable discharge from the military, and I could not have done it without the help of Mr. Meili.
Mr. Meili was friendly, supportive and helpful from the first moment of our time together. He was very professional and timely with every matter we came across during the process. He gave me frequent updates and advice, so that I had very little stress during what would have been a difficult time for me and my family.
I am more than pleased with my experience with Mr. Meili and the stellar work that he does! I highly recommend him!” Former CPT (Dr.) M.S., USAR
If you’re considering an unqualified resignation, (UQR) — whether or not you have a remaining service obligation — please give us a call. I’d be happy to discuss your situation in detail, and help you explore a way forward. Office: 214 363-1828; Cell: 214 536-3888 or feel free to visit the website http://www.meililaw.com for more information about UQRs generally.
v/r Bill Meili, COL (Ret.), JA, USAR Attorney and Counselor at Law
Recent Good News on Unqualified Resignations (UQR) for U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps AMEDD officers.Posted: August 24, 2014
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Recent Activity — UQRs — Unqualified Resignations — Federal Debt Reduction Process Through DFAS — GOMOR DefensePosted: August 1, 2014
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
Always good to receive thanks for cases worked and results achieved. The below came in recently from a client who gets to start a new life and direction shortly.
If I can help you, or someone in your circle, navigate the military bureaucracy to expedite and help ensure a successful resignation and honorable discharge, call or email me at your convenience. It’s a privilege to serve. Office: 214 363-1828; email@example.com
Honor, courage, commitment, and, most importantly, integrity, are four words used to describe the expected attributes of a United States Sailor. I can remember training staff repeatedly defining integrity as, “doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.”
Immediately following training, I arrived to the fleet. I was excited and never felt like a greater patriot serving alongside people who received equal training and who I believed shared the same passion for serving others. At least training had lead me to believe this. Unfortunately, my expectations of what the Naval Fleet would be led to great disappointment when everything I hoped for was ripped from my hands. Only months after entering the fleet, I witnessed behavior in the ranks that was negligent and unethical, no matter what moral compass one uses. Quickly, I became the only witness for an investigation that would lead to numerous, varying charges. And then, almost immediately, I became an outsider in my command: shunned, ostracized, and considered an enemy for doing what is right and correct, and expected – according to Naval training. My life became lonely and darkness was closing-in.
I feared that legal action would be taken against me. My nights became turmoil instead of rest. I began praying for a way out. The reality was that my future in the Navy was bleak. My days were growing ever darker and my desperate longing to serve people needed revival. After doing an internet search, I came across http://www.meililaw.com mixed in among numerous Navy regulations and instructions. The website was not listed on the first page, but it was there, and it was the only attorney, so I visited the website. I immediately sent an email to the address listed on the site. Next, I prayed that whoever opened the email would have a heart to listen because the information I provided was vague. The next business day, I received a reply with an offer for a telephone call. The telephone call changed the course of things from darkness to a glimmer of hope. As Bill Meili joined my team, the glimmers of hope brightened. After several weeks of reconnaissance, Mr. Meili made a move on my behalf, and instantly, hope became strong. Of course, in our journey there were many dark and difficult days, but working with Mr. Meili reinforced hope in the next day and the destiny I was pursuing. Today, as I separate from the United States Navy, with an Honorable discharge and full benefits, I can honestly say that finding Mr. Meili that day on the Internet was a miracle. Moreover, because of Mr. Meili, I received TAD orders away from my command, my Skipper and XO became allies, and Personnel Command heard my voice through those who speak louder.
I end with a simple statement. Thank you. Bill Meili became the vehicle for me to reach my destiny, and for justice to prevail in my case. If any service member or professional ever asked if Meili Law could help them, without hesitation, I would say “yes, no matter what the cost.”