U.S. Army v. SFC (Letter of Reprimand)
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Our client was a drill sergeant at this training installation and allegedly hit a Soldier in training on the head. This seasoned non-commissioned officer knew he must protect his career, family and name. There were no sworn statements taken from any of the Soldiers in training nor the drill sergeants, it was a very informal commander’s inquiry that led to the letter of reprimand. Shortly after being issued his battalion level letter of reprimand, he hired our office to assist with his rebuttal. With Mr. Jordan’s assistance he was able to apologize for his actions, explain that the allegation was simply done to get the attention of a Soldier before committing a immense safety violation, and was not as dramatic as the Soldier in training portrayed it to be. The battalion commander directed that the letter of reprimand be filed in his local file, and there was no negative impact on his later NCOER.
Result: The battalion commander directed that the letter of reprimand be filed in his local file, and there was no negative impact on his later NCOER.