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Can I call an attorney- on behalf of my niece, to provide an
Can I call an attorney- on behalf of my niece, to provide an overview of the situation then provide her with the attorney's contact information for a followup consult?My niece needs immediate legal advice regarding divorce and child custody issues. Her spouse is an active duty solider and she is currently serving in an Army Reserve unit. Both service members are assigned to units located in Georgia.My niece suspects that she is not receiving the appropriate support from her chain of command and requested my assistance. I am a former Marine Corps Officer and have agreed to support these Soldiers to the best of my ability.Your timely assistance is greatly appreciated.Respectfully,Gregory Andrews, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)mobile(###) ###-####Army JAG Officer Can my niece
The person I married is active duty E5 in the army and in Germany.
The person I married is active duty E5 in the army and in Germany. I am a dependent in Hawaii raising our only son who is 6. Our home state is Texas. I need to consult with a lawyer about divorce. I don't believe this will be contested and we have not had financial ties for over 2 years. We have no assets together. We have been married only 5 years. We agree I will have full physical custody. Do I need to visit an army JAG office or can I visit a Navy JAG office ? and what information should I bring to my appointment.
About three years ago I was given an order to tell a soldier
About three years ago I was given an order to tell a soldier to perform an act (skip a doctor's appointment and clearing) in order to stand in a class a inspection. This was after the soldier was told for two weeks he was exempt, and then the day prior to the inspection I was instructed to tell him he had to stand in the class a inspection. The soldier was 6 days out from ets and had already mailed his class a's home. The post policy at the time was 10.duty.days to clear... I was recommended for a FG art.15 which I demanded a trial. A couple months later I was preferred charges in a summary court martial with the max punishment listed as reduction in rank one grade and forfeiture of money...I'm scheduled to go in front of ABCMR board middle of next month with the intentions of getting my discharge upgraded from general and to have my narrative changed to Secretarial authority...My justification for this will be impropriety in that I did not qualify for the chapter.10 because the court martial did not have the authority to impose a punitive discharge...My equity argument for the character upgrade will consist primarily of my service record. Airborne, Ranger tabbed staff sergeant with a CIB, EIB, two combat tours in Iraq, 1-1 ncoers, and other attaboys along the way...My main question is how far do you think the impropriety argument is going to get me. Do you know of anything others have done successfully with a chapter 10 discharge?I think I'm going to be sitting alright on the character upgrade, but the narrative is my biggest concern. Had I ever been informed along the way that with a chapter 10 comes an automatic RE4 I never would have done it. It makes since now but at the time I thought it was based upon your character, and thought I'd at least get a 3...Any thoughts would be appreciated
I was with the 4th Division HHC 2/11 Inf. Ft. Carson Colorado
I was with the 4th Division HHC 2/11 Inf. Ft. Carson Colorado There was a conviction of two individuals but this was later overturned according to the CID records in Quantico, Va. The court martial was held the last days of Feb or first days of March 1972. My own CO witnessed my head bleeding and suturing at the hospital, from the injuries I sustained after testifyingSince I was at Ft. Lewis, Washington on Feb 26th 72 with orders to Vietnam. The CID escorted me back directly back to Ft Carson to testify. I do not have any record of the period from Ft. Lewis to Ft. Carson (Court Martial trail and events) and return to Ft, Lewis following the trial.
Major, xxxxxxxxxxxx, cell
Major, xxx xxxxxxxxxxxx, cell (XXX) XXX-XXXX, Email:[email protected] xxx xxx xxx Governor xxx State of Utah, Congressman xxx (Utah) I attended my involuntary military discharge hearing from the Utah Air National Guard (December 10 through 12 of 2013). I might note the Utah Air Guard did not have the decency to put me on “paid” orders to attend my hearings (see: Order Number xxxxxFiling Sequence NumberxxxxArrows Tracking Number xxxxxx. I am compelled to bring to your attention that the military legal advisor/Judge at my discharge hearing, Lt. xxxxwas clearly inebriated during the entire three day session of my hearing. Specifically, I and others smelled alcohol on his breath. In addition, the first day of the hearing he was a “no show” for the hearing set for 1300 hours. It took the government recorder, Major xxx several hours to locate Lt. xxxx. All the participants to the Board hearing including five O-6 Colonel’s, comprising the members were left waiting. On day three, Lt. xxxx show for the 0800 start time and claimed to have been in a car accident and arrived several hours later with the entire Board waiting. I later inspected his vehicle and there was no sign of any damage. During Jury deliberations Lt. xxxxwas passed out asleep in another room. In addition, on day three on two separate occasions Lt. xxxxxapproached me during breaks in the hearing and commented that my brain was F@#$ up due to the -on the job – injury as a Federal Special Agent (motor vehicle accident through no fault of my own). Lt. xxxx told me he has been hiding his own PTSD/Brain Injury from the U.S. Air Force for several years! The court reporter was a witness to one of these instances. This clearly adds irreparable injury to my situation. The Utah Air National Guard has failed me by denying my promotion to Major despite being directed by the National Guard Bureau, delaying my ability to obtain legal counsel, not allowing me to drill for almost a year and a host of other misconduct, the Utah National Guard has failed me by having provided me with incompetent legal counsel “previously” and now the National Guard Bureau has failed me by providing an inebriated legal advisor/Judge to my Board hearing. The National Guard Bureau must review the audio transcripts of the hearing to verify independently that Lt. xxx was slurring his speech and having great difficulty in reading instructions to the Board members including reading them the wrong set of jury instructions. I also challenge Lt. xxxxcompetency during my entire hearing when ruling on legal issues. The least of which included accepting exhibits, that should not have been provided to the Board Members (including my Congressional protected communication “letter” to Congressman Bishop). It is imperative that I “NOT” be identified as the source for this information. I am actually shocked that members of the military did not stop the board hearing. I was helpless to let the hearing take its ludicrous course. I would also note this brings into obvious question any previous hearings xxxxxhas officiated over and essentially opens a Pandora’s Box of past misconduct. Specially, the many service men and women who suffered potentially devastating harm to their military careers. I request the National Guard Bureau to 1) Set aside the findings of the Board, 2) Initiate a separate investigation by interviewing the “sober” participants to the hearing, 3) Review the recorded audio transcript, 4) Appoint me new legal counsel to help me deal with the fallout from this situation. 5) Direct the Utah Air Guard that I be allowed to perform Drill makeups (Unit Training Assemblies), Annual Training days and other status military duty at other than my home unit (the 101 Information Operations Flight) for the foreseeable future. 6) Suspend the ability ofxxxxxxx to be an officiating legal advisor/Judge to prevent harm to future service members. Unfortunately, my civil and military rights have been significantly violated since I lost any “fair” chance at retention by the Utah Air Guard. I cannot possibly see how we can “redo” another Board hearing since now almost anyone that could serve on a future Board will have been tainted by knowledge of what happened at my first board. Notwithstanding that one Colonel on the board was removed for cause on day three of my hearing. Specifically, during a recess, the military recorder, Major xxxobserved Colonel xxxxreviewing the Utah Air Guards response to Congressman Bishop as a result of my previous complaint, on a computer! I propose to all the parties that we need to reach a Global settlement to fix an irreparable harm. Sincerely, //signed// Mark xxxx
A bid protest was submitted to GAO in accordance with 4 CFR
A bid protest was submitted to GAO in accordance with 4 CFR § 21. The protest was submitted by the 10th day. Under rule 4 CFR § 21.2, 2013, is there are time requirement (to the hour) on the 10th day if submitted electronically? Once submitted electronically, the documents are acknowledged within minutes with a receipt.Do you know of any rules about the hour or successful challenges to such a rule?
I am an Army (National Guard) Medical Officer and I recently
I am an Army (National Guard) Medical Officer and I recently became engaged to an Active Duty Navy Enlisted? I contacted an Army JAG, and because our relationship is based entirely outside the military, he said I was ok but I don't know if the actual marriage would change the situation. He went on to say generally the Army would only take action against the officer, but he was unsure of the Navy's policy. First, am I able to marry my fiance now, or do I have to wait until they're no longer in the Navy (plans to get out in 3 years.)Second, if this is not allowed, under what circumstances would this actually be a pursued issue as we are not even remotely connected in a military setting.Third, what would your recommendation be if you were advising us to minimize potential problems? We are not going to end our relationship under any circumstances.
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
I am an enlisted member of the Air National Guard and recentlyView more military law questions
I am an enlisted member of the Air National Guard and recently met an officer in the Army National Guard.We did not meet through the military-we met in a civilian environment and found out our statuses after meeting.I am full-time ANG (a DoD technician during the week, and a traditional guardsmen one weekend a month) and he has a civilian full-time job and is only a traditional guardsmen (one weekend a month) for the Army National Guard. In summary, he is Army, I am Air, we live in different states and work at different units.I would like to date this person,but want to have peace of mind that it is not considered an unprofressional relationship.He has talked to his JAG at his unit, and the Army JAG said that it was NOT an unprofressional relationship in our situation, but encouraged him to notify his commander and basically get his "blessing". I have been looking in the Air Force regulation regarding unprofressional relationships pertaining to ANG-specific circumstances, but I am still unsure of what is and is not allowed as an Air National Guard member.Can you please provide me with some guidance, preferably including references to Air Force and Army regulations that pertain specifically to Guard members?