Investigation and Article 15s

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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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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Rape and assault charges dismissed on eve of trial

Mr. Cassara represented a Navy Petty Officer in Jacksonville, Florida who was charged with rape and aggravated sexual assault.  On the eve of the original trial date, Mr. Cassara learned of the existence of several pertinent medical records of the alleged victim, and the trial was delayed.  As the date for the new trial drew …

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Substantiated IG Complaint overturned

Mr. Cassara represented a Lieutenant Colonel member of the National Guard who had an IG complaint substantiated against him for allegedly improperly influencing a promotion Board.  Mr. Cassara filed a detailed rebuttal to the IG Complaint. Result?  The Department of the Army Inspector General overturned the findings of the State IG and “unfounded” the allegations …

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Army MSG has clearance reinstated

In my court-martial cases, you will see a post about an Army E-8 I represented who was charged with BAH and per diem fraud.  After a contested trial, all charges were eventually dismissed. However, the Army came after him again, in an attempt to revoke his clearance.  He was notified of the intent to revoke …

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Civilian Employee has Security Clearance Reinstated

Mr. Cassara represented a civilian DOD employee whose top secret clearance was suspended and then revoked for alleged misconduct while deployed overseas.  An AR 15-6 Investigation supported the allegations.  After Mr. Cassara filed a detailed, point by point rebuttal to the revocation of clearance, the civilian employee’s clearance was reinstated and he is now back …

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Fraternization allegation against Master Sergeant dismissed

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Master Sergeant who was suspected of fraternization with a fellow soldier.  An investigation was conducted, and Mr. Cassara drafted a rebuttal on the soldier’s behalf.  The end result was that the allegation was not substantiated and the case was closed. This allows the soldier to continue on with his career. …

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Colonel's Security Clearance reinstated

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Colonel whose security clearance had been suspended and was pending revocation by the U.S. Army Central Clearance Facility (CCF.)  The notice of intent to revoke his security clearance centered around his interaction with his soldiers while down range, and raised a number of serious allegations.  He knew he needed an …

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