Administrative Discipline Actions [Counseling, Admonition, Reprimand]

The Military Justice System Includes Many Different Adverse Actions That Could Seriously Harm The Career And Future Of Military Members

While general court-martial (and sometimes special court-martial) successes may result in more public recognition, there are many other military adverse actions that could have a dramatically negatively impact on a military member’s career and future. Our civilian defense attorneys handle these adverse military actions.

The different military service branches have various administrative disciplinary actions they can take for lower level and “minor” alleged misconduct. Such actions include letters of concern, counselings, admonitions, and reprimands.

While these adverse actions may not be as serious as an Article 15 or court-martial, they can still have a significant impact on a military member’s career (promotion and assignments) – and could even lead to administrative discharge/separation, particularly in this time of military drawdowns. Because of this, having an experienced and aggressive Article 15 defense lawyer, such as a skilled court martial appeals lawyer, on your side is absolutely vital in these military cases.

Our attorneys defend military members facing administrative disciplinary actions, such as counseling, admonishment and/or reprimand. This includes written responses to the actions and appeals to have these actions removed from personnel records. Our attorneys are civilian criminal defense attorneys and former active duty military JAG lawyers who exclusively practice military law and defend military members stationed around the world who are facing military trials, disciplinary actions, appeals, adverse actions, board hearings, and investigations.

If you’re facing a military administrative disciplinary action, don’t hesitate to seek the legal help you’re going to need. For a free initial case consultation, please contact us.

Attorney Richard Stevens

Mr. Stevens has been handling military cases since 1995. He has defended military cases dealing with the most serious military offenses, including allegations of “war crimes,” national security cases, murder, manslaughter, homicide, rape, sexual assault, other sex related offenses, drug offenses, computer crimes (pornography), larceny, fraud, AWOL/desertion, conduct unbecoming, military academy offenses, offenses within combat zones, senior officer cases and other military specific offenses around the world. [ Attorney Bio ]

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