JUNE 2017 — Half a Year in the Books!

What a ride it’s been this year.  Grateful for the opportunity to help many facing adversity and rough patches of varying degree and scope.

Had the distinct pleasure to work with some remarkable people this past month. Looking forward to favorable decisions in two of those cases, and, equally, to a new challenge next month on a third. Warmest wishes to all for a safe, sane and easy Fourth of July holiday weekend!   Bill


Of ADSOs, UQRs, PCS Order Deletions, and ETSing On Schedule

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.

v/r   Bill,


It Might Be Time for an IRR Status Check

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

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Approved Unqualified Resignation (UQR) for an Obligated Medical Corps Officer This Week

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!

“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

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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.

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