Army Officer Retained After Initiation of Elimination Proceedings
An Army Officer deployed to Afghanistan was disciplined for alleged misconduct of threatening to stab a Non commissioned Officer and disrespecting the Command in the presence of junior Soldiers. He was then involuntarily removed from his position and redeployed home. Upon arrival the Officer received a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) for his misconduct and involuntary elimination proceedings were initiated. In an effort to preserve and protect his military career the Officer retained the services of military civilian defense counsel Attorney John L. Calcagni III. Attorney Calcagni notified the Commandӳ Judge Advocate of his representation of the Officer. Attorney Calcagni thereafter successfully negotiated with the Command first to have the GOMOR locally filed opposed to the Officer’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and then later to have the elimination action withdrawn resulting in the Officer’s reinstatement to full duty and retention on active duty.