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Administrative Boards

Officer's show cause board halted

Mr. Cassara represented an Army major who was pending a show cause Board at Fort Hood, Texas after receiving a GOMOR.   The show cause notice had already been published, and the officer was pending a board date.  Mr. Cassara filed a detailed rebuttal of the allegations in the GOMOR, which was the sole reason for […]

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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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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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Findings of Show Cause Board overturned

I recently represented an Army Captain who had been to a “Show Cause Board” for misconduct who recommended that he be separated with an Other Than Honorable Discharge.  The captain was allegedly involved in an adulterous relationship with another captain. However, she received an Honorable Discharge while he received an Other Than Honorable.  I provided […]

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Army officer facing discharge allowed to retire

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Lieutenant Colonel facing administrative discharge for the alleged improper receipt of government travel funds.  The government alleged four separate and distinct areas of misconduct and recommended the officer be discharged with an Other Than Honorable Discharge.  Mr. Cassara represented the officer in a separation board in California.  The Board found […]

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Soldier facing discharge for violation of Lautenburg Amendment allowed to retire

Mr. Cassara represented an Army E-7 who had been convicted of spousal abuse in state court.  He received a bar to reenlistment and was pending administrative separation from the Army.  He had 18 years of service.  He retained Mr. Cassara who petition the Army and proved that the charge for which the soldier was convicted […]

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Convinced Physical Evaluation Board to reverse discharge recommendation for Army Officer

Mr. Cassara succeeded in having an Army officer retained on the TDRL after the Physical Evaluation Board recommended that he be removed and discharged from the Army with a 10% disability. Before the Board actually convened Mr. Cassara was able to convince the PEB to reverse their decision. Ruling allows officer to remain on the […]

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Secured retention for a Marine Major who facing discharge for several alleged acts of misconduct in Iraq and CONUS

Mr. Cassara represented a Marine major who facing an Other Than Honorable Discharge for several alleged acts of misconduct in Iraq and CONUS. After a prolonged hearing, the Board of Inquiry determined that the major had not committed the majority of the alleged acts and that he should be retained in the Marine Corps. This […]

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Safeguarded retirement of Marine Major facing administrative separation for misconduct

Mr. Cassara represented a Marine major with nearly 20 years in the military who was facing administrative separation for misconduct. After a hearing before a Board of Inquiry the major was allowed to remain in the military and will be allowed to retire. The decision saves the Marine’s retirement and allows him to continue to […]

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