Performance Report Appeals

Our civilian defense attorneys are best known for military court-martial trial defense and court-martial appellate practice successes.

This includes high profile/media involved military justice cases, and other serious military criminal cases that have resulted in dropped charges/cases and acquittals (not guilty of all charges and specifications).

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.

Officer and enlisted performance reports are critical to a military member’s career progression, future assignments and retention – 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 defends military members receiving performance reports they don’t agree with. This includes referred or referral reports. This includes:

  • Officer Performance Reports (OPRs) – Air Force
  • Enlisted Performance Reports (EPRs) – Air Force
  • Officer Evaluation Reports (OERs) – Army
  • NonCommissioned Officer Evaluation Reports (NCOERs) – Army
  • Navy Evals and FITREPs
  • Marine Corps (USMC) Performance Evaluation System and Fitness Reports
  • Coast Guard Performance Reviews and Evaluations

Each service branch (Army Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) has their own regulations addressing performance report appeals, from the local level all the way through various administrative boards – such as the Army DASEB, the Air Force ERAB, and/or the service branch Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR).

Mr. Stevens is a civilian criminal defense attorney and former military JAG lawyer who exclusively practices military law and defends military members stationed around the world who are facing military trials, disciplinary actions, appeals, adverse actions, board hearings, and investigations. If you’ve received a military performance report you disagree with, and want to rebut or appeal, don’t hesitate to seek the legal help you’re going to need.

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