U.S. ARMY V. SSG (ARTICLE 15)
Fort Hood, Texas
This client called us the day he was counseled by his supervisor that he was being recommended to his chain of command for an Article 15 (NJP). Despite not having an Article 15 read to him or having it in hand yet, the move to hire us that night was utmost crucial to his case because his chain of command was notified immediately that he had hired us and that he was serious about fighting his Article 15. This veteran NCO wanted to make sure he had a good quality attorney and paralegal team in his corner because he had 17 years of honorable service at stake and this was his first mishap. Although the NCO was not given his first reading until several months later, our client constantly kept us updated and informed. Our client then began sending us documents to review, which allowed us to do research and our own investigation prior to his first reading. Once the NCO was finally given his first Article 15 reading, he was facing a single charge of dereliction of duty on a summarized Article 15. This meant that he was only looking at extra duty for seven days, restriction for seven days, and an oral reprimand. Our client considered this a win already; however, we were relentless and going to do our due diligence and provide him with the best defense no matter how big or small the case was. We put together his rebuttal matters and pointed out each deficiency in their investigation and documentation. The NCO came out of the second Article 15 reading with an oral reprimand. Our client couldn’t thank us enough for our help; however, he did the hardest part, hiring us to assist him. Not everyone does but it can save you your career. Give us a call today if you are in a situation similar to this NCO’s.