Army O-4 Retained After Repeated Alcohol-Related Incidents

An Army Major with 15 years of active duty service engaged in repeated alcohol-related incidents over the course of 3 years. These incidents included allegations of passing out in an airport while TDY, verbally abusing a subordinate over the telephone, falling down stairs and injuring himself while TDY, and failing to report to the start of a course due to severe intoxication. At the Board of Inquiry, we successfully demonstrated that he did not qualify as an alcohol rehabilitation failure. Result: By a vote of 3-0, the member panel recommended RETENTION.