Recent Accomplishments

Removal of Article 15 from Air Force Officer's promotion packet

August 1, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented an Air Force Captain who received an Article 15 for alleged relationship with an enlisted female.  The captain was coming up for promotion to major and knew he would not be promoted with the Article 15 in his packet.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Air Force and succeeded in convincing them to remove … Read more

Obtained upgrade from Bad Conduct Discharge to General for former Army NCO

August 1, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a former Army NCO who had been convicted at court-martial of drunk driving while in Japan, after he had received two Article 15’s for the drunk driving. The NCO received a bad conduct discharge at court-martial.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Army Discharge Review Board and, after a personal appearance in Washington, D.C., … Read more

Obtained removal of bar letter for Army contract employee in Afghanistan

November 13, 2010

Mr. Cassara represented an Army contract employee (and retired NCO) in Afghanistan who faced a bar from the installation over an alleged assault.  The command proposed to bar him from post, which would have meant a return home and the loss of his job.  These are very difficult cases to win because the standard for … Read more

No charges against Army 0-6 suspected of BAH fraud

October 1, 2010

Mr. Cassara represented an Army O-6 who was suspected of BAH fraud of a significant amount of money.  When the officer was first suspected the command was looking at a General Court-Martial.  After months of negotiating, Mr. Cassara successfully negotiated a resolution that allowed the officer to retire at his current grade and not face … Read more

Army NCO accused of attempted murder and other charges acquitted of all charges.

August 1, 2010

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Sergeant accused at a court-martial of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and numerous other charges arising out of a shooting in Germany.  His co-accused went to trial before him and was convicted of several charges and sentenced to two years confinement and a bad-conduct discharge. One of the main … Read more

Soldier accused of detainee abuse acquitted of all charges

June 1, 2009

Mr. Cassara represented a soldier accused at court-martial of abusing a number of detainees at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.  Several soldiers stated they saw the soldier abuse detainees, and one detainee, who gave a deposition at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, testified in great detail to the abuse he allegedly suffered at the client’s hands.  The client … Read more

Obtained reversal of most serious charges for soldier convicted of child abuse

October 31, 2005

Mr. Cassara obtained reversal of most serious charges for soldier convicted of child abuse. After a rehearing, soldier received an honorable discharge. United States v. Boese (Army Court Criminal Appeals, Oct 2005) (HTM)