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Officer's DWI GOMOR filed in restricted fiche

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 …

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Army Captain Receives Honorable Discharge

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 …

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Court-Martial for Drug Use Reversed on Appeal

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 …

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General Discharge upgraded to Honorable

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 …

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Naval Officer Retroactively Promoted, Allowed to Retire

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 …

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Senior Officer Retains Retirement

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 …

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Officer's GOMOR moved to restricted fiche

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.  …

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

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, …

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Coast Guard Commander allowed to retire at current rate

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 …

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