May 2018

U.S. Navy E-5 Administrative Separation Board, NS San Diego, CA
Result: No Misconduct/Retain

Category: Recent Results

April 2018

U.S. Air Force E-4  Special Court-Martial, Eglin AFB, FL
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

March 2018

U.S. Navy O-3 Board of Inquiry, Washington Navy Yard, DC
Result: No Misconduct/Retain

Category: Recent Results

February 2018

Retired Navy O-9 Investigated by Consolidated Disposition Authority (CDA) over “Fat Leonard” Allegations
Result: CDA Administratively Closes Matter without Adverse Action

Category: Recent Results

“Matter of Interest” Filing Avoided for Navy O-5

Senior officer (O-5) subject of flag officer attempt to file an adverse Matter of Interest (MOI) in personnel record  for handling of complicated unit member sexual misconduct cases while in command. Thorough examination of facts, review of relevant law and directives, and careful drafting of client objection to MOI resulted in Bureau of Navy Personnel / Navy Military Personnel Command denial of flag officer request to include adverse MOI in personnel record.

 

Category: Uncategorized

Navy O-9 Cleared in GDMA “Fat Leonard” Scandal

Retired senior officer (O-9) alleged to have improperly accepted extravagant dinners and subsidized hotel rooms from a prohibited source (Department of Defense contractor) while serving as Navy Carrier Strike Group Commander. Also alleged to have improperly endorsed contractor by issuing letters of appreciation for services rendered during deployment. Part of Department of Justice, Department of Defense, U.S. Navy investigation into pervasive activity between active duty service members and company providing husbanding agent services that violated federal law and/or Department of Defense an U.S. Navy ethics regulations and standards of conduct. Reviewed pertinent portions of massive investigation, researched rules and procedures for unique Consolidated Disposition Authority (CDA) process, carefully scrutinized client involvement, sought out additional evidence, and drafted response to allegations.  Result: Recommendation from CDA to the Secretary of the Navy for no formal disciplinary action or loss of retired benefits.

 

Category: Senior Officer Cases Success Stories

January 2018

USMC O-2, General Court-Martial, MCRD San Diego, CA
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

Navy O-10 Cleared During Congressional Investigation

Senior Officer (O-10) was identified as a person of interest in a Congressional investigation into the death of a service member from alleged friendly fire. After being called to testify behind closed doors with staff members of House committee, the officer was cleared of any wrong doing.

Category: Military Success Stories

Navy Executive Officer Retained and Promoted

Senior Officer (O-4) Executive Officer was relieved by his Commanding Officer for substandard performance after the Executive Officer raised concerns about the CO’s ability to command. After a lengthy investigative and complaint process, the Executive Officer was promoted to O-5 and went on to complete 20 years of exemplary service.

Category: Military Success Stories

Navy JAG Officer Cleared of Ethical Violations

Senior Officer (O-5) former Commanding Officer was accused of various ethical violations by a civilian attorney. After two separate investigations and one formal hearing, the matter was closed with findings of no violations by the officer.

Category: Military Success Stories