Recent Accomplishments

Officer's DWI GOMOR filed in restricted fiche

July 8, 2013

Mr. Cassara recently represented an Army officer who received a DWI off base.   As is standard, she received a GOMOR.  It is fairly standard that a GOMOR of this sort is filed in the officer’s permanent fiche, which is seen by promotion boards.  But Mr. Cassara was able to convince the commanding general that there … Read more

Army Captain Receives Honorable Discharge

June 20, 2013

Mr. Cassara recently represented an Army Captain who was facing discharge for serous misconduct including posting nude pictures of his former girl friend on a fake Facebook account.  The officer was facing an Other Than Honorable Discharge, which would have lead to the loss of his VA benefits even after two deployments.   While the Board … Read more

Court-Martial for Drug Use Reversed on Appeal

April 30, 2013

Mr. Cassara represented a Navy E-6 at trial on a single charge of use of cocaine. After a hard fought case, the panel convicted the sailor and reduced him one grade.  Mr. Cassara appealed that decision to the Office of the Judge Advocate General pursuant to Rule for Courts-Martial 69b.   That office forwarded the case … Read more

General Discharge upgraded to Honorable

April 5, 2013

I recently represented an Army SFC (E-7) who was accused of misconduct while downrange.  He submitted a Chapter 10 discharge “in lieu of court-martial” and received a general discharge.  We petitioned the Army Discharge Review Board on his behalf. We obtained statements from numerous soldiers he had deployed with and cast doubt on the underlying … Read more

Naval Officer Retroactively Promoted, Allowed to Retire

March 26, 2013

Mr. Cassara represented a Navy Lieutenant (0-3) who was passed over for promotion as a result of adverse OER’s.  As a result, the officer was separated from the Naval Reserves.  We petitioned the Board for Correction of Naval Records on the officer’s behalf, arguing that the adverse OER’s should be removed and the officer should … Read more

Senior Officer Retains Retirement

March 26, 2013

Mr. Cassara recently represented an Army Lieutenant Colonel with 37 years of combined service who was accused of larceny of government property from downrange. The exact allegations included stealing and selling military property and conspiracy with an enlisted soldier.  Through careful negotiations and a successful trial strategy, the officer was not dismissed from the service … Read more

Officer's GOMOR moved to restricted fiche

March 4, 2013

Mr. Cassara represented an Army officer who received a GOMOR downrange for fraternization and “creating a perception of fraternization.”  The officer had filed an appeal with the Department of the Army Suitability Evaluation Board (DASEB) and been denied.  He then retained Mr. Cassara to represent him before the Army Board for Correction of Military Records.  … Read more

Army officer has adverse OER removed. Retroactively promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

February 14, 2013

Mr. Cassara recently represented an Army major who was twice passed over for promotion to lieutenant colonel due to an adverse OER.  The OER contained false information and was the sole basis for the officer being passed over for promotion.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Army Board for Correction of Military Records on the officer’s behalf, … Read more

Marine's OTH Discharge Upgraded

January 17, 2013

Mr. Cassara represented a former Marine, who had received an Other Than Honorable Discharge for Unauthorized Absence and spousal abuse.  He had been out of the Corps for nearly 15 years when he first contacted Mr.Cassara. We were able to get his petition filed with the Navy Discharge Review Board within the 15 year statutory … Read more

Coast Guard Commander allowed to retire at current rate

December 18, 2012

Mr. Cassara recently represented a Coast Guard Commander who was in the process of retiring.  The Commander had two alcohol related incidents while serving as a Commander, and one Non Judicial Punishment (NJP.)  The Coast Guard notified him that he was facing retirement at the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and not Commander, a move that … Read more