General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR)

Military Cases

Report:

A U.S. Army Recruiter received a GOMOR for allegedly sexually assaulting the wife of a fellow recruiter. The allegations were that he touched the female against her will on her breasts and buttocks while pleading with her to have sex. There were no independent witnesses to this incident. The event was also believed to involve the consumption of alcohol by both parties. Based on the femaleӳ complaint the Command issued the Recruiter a GOMOR. The Recruiter retained Attorney John L. Calcagni III to assist him with formulating a response to the written reprimand. Attorney Calcagni developed a response that called into question the alleged victimӳ credibility and the lack of independent corroborating evidence of the alleged event. The Recruiter was also charged criminally by local authorities and at the time the GOMOR issued he was awaiting trial and presumed innocent. Based on these facts the GOMOR response asked that the reprimand either be withdrawn or that the General Officer who issued it reserve his filing decision until after the criminal case was adjudicated. The General agreed. The Recruiter was found not guilty on the day of trial and his GOMOR was locally filed. As a result he will incur no further adverse career consequences from this event.

Criminal Case Result:

  • General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR):Locally Filed