U.S. ARMY V. MAJOR (BOARD OF INQUIRY)
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Client received a GOMOR for having drug paraphernalia in his home and for testing positive for THC. Client is a highly motivated, highly dedicated Nurse in the Army. He had exhibited a stellar career throughout his time in the military. We were able to successfully show that Client had not taken THC for recreational purposes but for healing purposes. More importantly, we were able to successfully advocate that Client had suffered from a sever mental break from reality causing him to make ill-advised decisions leading to his General Officer Reprimand. Lastly we were able to show that he met all the appropriate criteria for the limited use program and that even if the board voted to separate, the worst discharge he could receive was an Honorable Discharge. The board recognized this Soldier for who he was. The board recognized that this Soldier had made a mistake, not entirely of his own making. The board retained him. This Soldier had a stellar career, and the full support of his immediate chain of command. We were able to successfully advocate that he had worth the US Army and was a contributor that the Army could not do without.