December 2013 General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) Alleging Sexual Harassment
A Field Grade Officer received a GOMOR for engaging in sexually harassing behavior by using inappropriate language and quid pro quo behavior in the work place. The Officer served as an Officer Manager for a military healthcare facility. The GOMOR specifically accused him of using sexually explicit jokes text messages and photos with military and civilian employees under his supervision. The GOMOR further accused him with repeatedly using sexually explicit and offensive language as well as creating perceptions of favoritism all of which resulted in a toxic work environment. The Officer denied the allegations and retained Military Defense Attorney John L. Calcagni III to assist with him drafting a rebuttal statement to the GOMOR. Attorney Calcagni fashioned a response on the Officerӳ behalf which denied many of the allegations but confessed to some. As for the admitted acts the rebuttal cited misunderstandings and miscommunications between the Officer and the employees in his office. It further accepted responsibility for the Officer not having a more sensitive awareness of his surroundings or the perceptions of others. Lastly the rebuttal cited the Officerӳ otherwise unblemished military service record supported by countless flawless Officer Evaluation Reports (OER) and character statements. After carefully considering the Officerӳ rebuttal statement and supporting materials the General Officer who issued the written reprimand decided to file it in the Officerӳ local personnel file as opposed to his Official Military Personnel File (OPPF).
Criminal Case Result:
- General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) Alleging Sexual Harassment: Locally Filed