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 defense attorney 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.