Promotion Removal, Promotion Denial, or Demotion Action
Military Careers, Or At Least Career Progression, Can End With Promotion Denial Or Demotion
While general court-martial (and sometimes special court-martial) successes may result in more public recognition, there are many other military adverse actions that can have a dramatic impact on a military member’s career, future, and family. This includes promotion denial or demotion actions. Our civilian defense lawyers handle these military administrative cases.
In response to alleged misconduct or substandard performance, the military can take adverse actions against a military member’s current or future rank and promotions. This includes administrative demotion actions (reducing an enlisted member in rank) or promotion removals and denials.
These military adverse actions can significantly impact a military member’s career and future assignments, and could even lead to administrative discharge/separation, particularly in this time of military drawdowns. Because of this, having an experienced and aggressive civilian defense attorney on your side could be absolutely vital in these military cases.
Attorney Richard V. Stevens defends military members facing administrative demotion, promotion removal, and promotion denial actions. This includes written responses to the actions and appeals to have these actions reversed – which may involve appeals to 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.