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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

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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.

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What is the best email addres for the Army JAG. I just received

What is the best email addres for the Army JAG. I just received this message:Delivery to the following recipient has been delayed:*****@******.***

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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I am an enlisted member of the Air National Guard and recently

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?

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My son got a dui on Cinco de Mayo. They are now in the process

My son got a dui on Cinco de Mayo. They are now in the process of giving him a general discharge and telling him if he contests it he would have to go to a court martial hearing. They are saying since he is a ranger that he is on ready reserve call out and would not have been able to be under the .05 needed at 4 pm when he could have been called. He got the dui at 1 am so basically he would have had 15 hours to get to that .05 but they did not breathalize him at that time, they just went of some chart. Should he fight this discharge. He does not want to leave the army

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