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While general court-martial (and sometimes special court-martial or summary court-martial) successes may result in more public recognition, there are many other military adverse actions that these military defense attorneys handle, that can have a dramatic impact on a military member’s career, future, and family.
A Flying Evaluation Board (FEB) is a military board hearing in which a military pilot (helicopter or fixed wing) faces the potential loss of his/her aviation qualification – “losing their wings.” In the Air Force and Army, this hearing process is referred to as a Flying Evaluation Board (FEB). In the Navy, this hearing process is referred to as a Field Naval Aviator Evaluation Board (FNAEB).
This adverse action can result from alleged misconduct, aviation mishap, or alleged violation of aviation rules and regulations. It is an extremely serious adverse action for a military member, and pilot, to face. An FEB can 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.
Attorney Richard V. Stevens has handled aviation cases involving the following:
Our attorneys defend military members facing FEBs, including written responses to the basis for the action, appearing with the military member at his/her formal FEB board hearing, and appealing adverse FEB outcomes. They also represent and defend military pilots facing Accident Investigation Boards (AIB) and Safety Investigation Boards (SIBs) after an aviation or ground mishap. Attorneys Stevens and Spinner are civilian criminal defense attorneys and former 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.