Volatile Situation Involving Senior Officer Resolved Administratively

Army O-4 was investigated for disrespect, insubordination, and false imprisonment of a senior officer. The allegations stemmed from an extremely heated argument with his superior officer. The command was initially considering an Article 15 or court-martial, a referral OER, and had cancelled our client’s upcoming PCS and XO assignment. Upon retention, we assisted our client through all investigative steps and administrative responses. In doing so, we were able to successfully diffuse a very volatile situation, resolving the case with an administrative counseling. That administrative counseling was filed locally, and immediately shredded when we re-secured our client’s XO assignment and immediate PCS. Further, the senior officer who alleged the disrespect, insubordination, and false imprisonment became the subject of a separate investigation in light of our responses and presentation of evidence.