GOMOR Results

Our Case Results

Below are summaries of cases that Attorneys Barry and Willard have worked on. Results cannot be guaranteed and each case’s results depend on its specific facts and circumstances. Contact us today for a free case consultation on your specific case!

GOMOR Case Results

September 2022: The accused received a GOMOR for being AWOL

Result: Reprimand Locally Filed

The accused, an Army CPT, received a GOMOR for going AWOL while taking part in the Army Career Skills Program (CSP).  Attorney Barry assisted the accused with his rebuttal, helping him collect additional evidence demonstrating that he was not attempting to deceive anyone and truly was unaware of the pass policy while being part of the CSP.  The Commanding General ultimately agreed with the mitigating circumstances of the violation, resulting in a local filing.

August 2022: The accused received a GOMOR for sexual harassment and inappropriate relationships

Result: Reprimand Rescinded

The accused, an Army MAJ, received a GOMOR for alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate relationships. Attorney Barry not only drafted a rebuttal for the accused, but drafted a legal memo detailing due process violations that occurred in violation of AR 15-6.  The GOMOR was rescinded.

July 2022: The accused received a GOMOR for abusing prescription medication

Result: Reprimand Rescinded

The accused, an Army CW5, received a GOMOR for using expired medication.  Attorney Barry worked with the accused to put together a thorough GOMOR rebuttal and prepare her for three separate open-door meetings to advocate her position. Ultimately, all levels of Command recommended that the GOMOR be rescinded, which the GOMOR issuing authority subsequently did.

July 2022: After successfully getting his GOMOR transferred to his restricted file, the accused was promoted to the rank of O4.

Result: The Accused was promoted to O4

The accused, a one-time non-select Captain, previously worked with Attorney Willard to successfully transfer a GOMOR from the accused’s permanent file to his restricted file in December 2021. A few months later in July 2022, the accused had his second look at promotion and was promoted to the rank of O4.

July 2022: The accused received a letter of reprimand for sexual harassment

Result: Reprimand Locally Filed

The accused, an Army CW3, received a letter of reprimand for repeated sexual harassment towards his subordinates. Attorney Barry gathered additional evidence relating to the complainant's character, as well as additional statements from other witnesses, to demonstrate that many of the accusations made against the accused were fabricated. Ultimately, the reprimand stayed at the BDE level and was not filed in the accused's AMHRR.

May 2022: The accused received a GOMOR for falsifying an APFT/Height and Weight Card and pressuring a Junior Soldier to sign it

Result: Reprimand Transferred to the Accused's Restricted file

The accused received a GOMOR for falsifying an APFT/Height and Weight Card and pressuring a Junior Soldier to sign it.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused in gathering numerous letters of support and successfully advocated to the Department of the Army Suitability Evaluation Board to get the GOMOR transferred to the accused's restricted file.

April 2022: The accused, a SGT, was reprimanded for allegedly becoming violent and verbally abusive while intoxicated at an off-duty party where the command alleged that the accused threatened other people and shoved a female 1LT.

Result: Reprimand filed locally and the accused was allowed to continue service without any adverse information in his permanent file

Attorney Willard thoroughly investigated the case, reviewed witness testimony, and worked with the accused to collect additional extenuating and mitigating evidence to appropriately respond to the serious allegations in the case. Attorney Willard zealously advocated for a local filing on the accused’s behalf, utilizing the additional evidence and supporting statements from the accused’s peers and Senior Leaders to convince the accused’s Commanding General to locally file the GOMOR.  The accused was allowed to continue his service without any adverse information in his AMHRR.

April 2022: The accused received a GOMOR for using racist language

Result: Reprimand filed locally and the accused was allowed to continue service without any adverse information in her permanent file

The accused, a bi-racial Army Officer, received a reprimand for using racist language.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused with her rebuttal, pointing out the Command's racism in their accusations as well as heavily mitigating circumstances that were previously unknown. The accused was unflagged and allowed to continue her career with no adverse information in her OMPF.

March 2022: The accused, a company commander, was reprimanded for allegations of engaging in counterproductive leadership

Result: Reprimand filed locally and the accused allowed to continue service without any adverse information in his permanent file

Attorney Willard thoroughly investigated the accused’s case and worked with the accused to collect additional evidence to appropriately respond to the serious allegation in the reprimand. Attorney Willard zealously advocated for a local filing on the accused’s behalf, utilizing the evidence and supporting statements the accused received from his peers and Senior Leaders to successfully achieve a local filing.  The accused was allowed to continue serving as company commander without any adverse information in his AMHRR.

March 2022: The accused, a Captain eligible for promotion to Major, had a GOMOR filed in her AMHRR in 2020 based on an allegation of unauthorized international travel.

Result: Reprimand Transferred to the Restricted File

Attorney Willard conducted a thorough review of the accused’s case and military records, and he worked with the her to draft a strong response for the DASEB while also assisting her to collect various support letters from senior Army leaders to include as part of the submission. The DASEB ultimately determined the purpose of the GOMOR had been served, and the DASEB granted the accused’s request to transfer her 2020 GOMOR to the restricted portion of her AMHRR.  The accused continues to serve with no adverse information in the performance portion of her AMHRR.

March 2022: The accused, a SSG, had a GOMOR filed in his AMHRR in 2019 based on an allegation of driving under the influence.

Result: Reprimand Transferred to the Restricted File

Attorney Willard thoroughly reviewed the accused’s case, particularly the significant mitigating and extenuating circumstances involved, and assisted the accused by providing a strong response along with support letters from senior Enlisted Soldiers for the DASEB. The DASEB concluded that the purpose of the GOMOR had been served, and that the accused’s actions and conduct these past several years warranted the transfer of the GOMOR to the accused’s restricted file in his AMHRR.  The accused continues to serve with no adverse information in the official portion of his AMHRR.

March 2022: The accused was issued a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand for driving while intoxicated

Result: Reprimand Transferred to the Restricted File

The accused, a SFC, received a letter of reprimand in 2019 for driving while intoxicated.  It was permanently filed.  After successfully defending the accused at a Separation Board, resulting in retention, Attorney Barry assisted the accused in collecting letters of support and drafting a GOMOR Appeal application.  Ultimately, the DASEB transferred the GOMOR to the accused's restricted file.

March 2022: The accused was issued a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand for being drunk and disorderly and making a false statement to a police officer

Result: Reprimand Transferred to the Restricted File

The accused, a SSG, received a letter of reprimand years earlier for being drunk and disorderly and making a false statement to a police officer.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused in collecting letters of support and other matters showing that the purpose of the GOMOR had been achieved and that the accused was rehabilitated. The GOMOR was transferred to the restricted section of the accused's OMPF and he was selected for promotion to SFC.

March 2022: The accused was issued a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand making inappropriate comments

Result: Reprimand Locally Filed 

The accused, a SFC already selected for MSG, received a GOMOR for allegedly making inappropriate comments.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused with his rebuttal, pointing out that the investigating officer misrepresented a key sworn statement.  Ultimately, the Commanding General agreed with Attorney Barry, filing the reprimand in the accused's local file as long as the accused does not get in trouble for 12 months.

March 2022: The accused was issued a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand for assaulting a fellow Field Grade Officer's Wife

Result: Reprimand Rescinded

The accused, a Field Grade Officer, was reprimanded for assaulting a fellow Field Grade Officer's Wife at a social event.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused with numerous written rebuttals, ultimately convincing the Commanding General to rescind the GOMOR, unflag the accused, and rescind any other adverse action taken (referred OER). One of the accused's character witnesses, a retired Four-Star General, commented that the written rebuttal prepared by Attorney Barry was one of the best he had ever seen.

February 2022: The accused was issued a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand for indecent exposure and assault of a minor

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file.

The accused, an Army Master Sergeant, was issued a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand for indecent exposure and assault of a minor.  Attorney Barry effectively advocated for the accused, pointing out that the only people who physically saw the incident in question said it didn't happen.  Attorney Barry gathered additional statements and diagrams from individuals that CID would not interview. Ultimately, the General agreed with the accused, filing the reprimand locally.

January 2022: The accused received a GOMOR for alleged harassment and for violating EO policy

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file.

The accused, a SFC, was reprimanded for alleged harassment and a violation of the Equal Opportunity policy for using derogatory language to refer to another Soldier.  Attorney Willard thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed other Soldiers in the unit, and worked with the accused to collect additional evidence and appropriate respond t the serious allegations in the case.  Attorney Willard zealously advocated for a local filing on the accused's behalf, utilizing the additional evidence and supporting statements from peers and Senior Leaders to convince the Command General to locally file the GOMOR.  The accused was allowed to continue to serve without any adverse information in his AMHRR.

December 2021: The accused was issued a GOMOR being drunk and disorderly on duty

Result: Reprimand filed locally and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file

The accused, a CPT CO CDR, was reprimanded for being drunk and disorderly while on duty. Attorney Willard worked with the accused to collect additional evidence and effectively advocated on his behalf, utilizing the accused’s past 17 years of honorable service and numerous support letters from Senior Officers to convince the Commanding General to locally file the GOMOR.  The accused was allowed to continue his service without any adverse information in his AMHRR.

December 2021: The accused was issued a GOMOR for refusing the COVID-19 Vaccine

Result: Reprimand withdrawn and destroyed; the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file

The accused, a junior enlisted Soldier, faced an allegation of disobeying a lawful order for initially refusing to receive his COVID-19 vaccine. Attorney Willard collected additional evidence in the case and effectively advocated on the accused’s behalf to the Commanding General, who ultimately decided to withdraw and destroy the GOMOR.  The accused continues to serve on active duty with no adverse information in his AMHRR or unit local file.

December 2021: The accused, a Reserve Captain, had a GOMOR filed in his AMHRR in 2017 based on an allegation of conduct unbecoming an officer. The accused previously had his first look at Major in 2020 and was passed over due to the GOMOR in his file. The accused sought to have the GOMOR transferred from the official portion of his AMHRR to the restricted portion.

Result: Reprimand transferred to the restricted section of the AMHRR

Attorney Willard conducted a thorough analysis of the accused’s case and military records, worked with the accused to draft a strong response for the DASEB, and assisted the accused with collecting numerous letters of support from senior leaders in the U.S. Army to include with the submission. The DASEB ultimately determined the purpose of the GOMOR had been served, and the DASEB granted the accused’s request to transfer his 2017 GOMOR to the restricted portion of his AMHRR.  The accused continues to serve with no adverse information in the performance portion of his AMHRR.

November 2021: The accused was issued a general officer memorandum of reprimand for counterproductive leadership and other leadership failures

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file

The accused, a company commander, faced allegations of counterproductive leadership, failing to establish a positive leadership climate in his company in violation of AR 600-20, and allegedly demonstrating leader behavior violating “one of the Army’s core leader competencies or Army Values.” Attorney Willard worked with the accused from the time of the AR 15-6 investigation and assisted the accused with a response to the investigation and a separate response to the subsequent GOMOR.  Attorney Willard collected additional statements and effectively advocated to the accused’s Commanding General, who ultimately filed the GOMOR locally.  The accused continues to serve with no adverse information in his AMHRR.

August 2021: The accused was issued a general officer memorandum of reprimand for allegedly making racially disparaging remarks and violating the military whistleblower protection act

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file

The accused, a SFC Drill Sergeant, was accused of making racially disparaging remarks to trainees and violating the military whistleblower protection act.  Attorney Barry collected additional statements and effectively advocated to the Commanding General, who ultimately filed the GOMOR locally.  The accused continues to serve with no adverse information in his AMHRR.

July 2021: The accused was given a general officer memorandum of reprimand for driving while intoxicated

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file

The accused, a CPT, was reprimanded for driving while intoxicated.  Attorney Barry effectively advocated on his behalf, utilizing his chain of command's support to convince the Commanding General to locally file the GOMOR.  The accused was allowed to continue to serve without any adverse information in his OMPF.

May 2021: The accused was given a letter of reprimand for allegedly bullying his subordinates

Result: Reprimand maintained locally and the accused returned to a 1SG Billet

The accused, a unit 1SG, was issued a letter of reprimand for allegedly bullying his subordinates.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused with his response and in gathering additional evidence that the investigator did not.  Ultimately, the accused's reprimand stayed locally filed and he was returned to a 1SG billet without receiving a referred NCOER.

May 2021: The accused was given a general officer memorandum of reprimand for allowing subordinates to drink alcohol in a training area

Result: Reprimand locally filed

The accused, a Company Commander, was issued a GOMOR for allowing his subordinates to drink alcohol in a training area.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused in drafting his rebuttal and in collecting letters of support, ultimately resulting in a local filing.

March 2021: The accused was given a general officer memorandum of reprimand for a physical altercation that occurred with a subordinate

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file

The accused, a Lieutenant who was previously enlisted, was under investigation for a physical altercation that occurred with a subordinate.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused with answering the IO's questions and responding to the letter of reprimand that was ultimately issued.  The GOMOR was filed in the accused's local file, allowing him to continue to serve without negative paper in his OMPF.

December 2020: The accused was given a general officer memorandum of reprimand for violating COVID-19 restrictions

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in her permanent file

The accused, a 2LT at BOLC, was reprimanded for violating General Order Number 1 regarding COVID-19 restrictions.  Attorney Barry assisted in her response, pointing out the gaps in General Order Number 1 that caused great confusion amongst the other LTs at BOLC. Ultimately, the accused's Command agreed, locally filing the GOMOR and allowing her to continue her career with nothing in her permanent file.

December 2020: The accused was given a general officer memorandum of reprimand for discussing having sex with another Soldier in front of others

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file

The Command originally tried to court-martial the accused for sexual assault.  After Attorney Barry successfully advocated for those charges to be dismissed, the Command reprimanded the accused with a GOMOR.  Attorney Barry assisted him with his rebuttal, ultimately convincing the Commanding General to locally file the GOMOR.

March 2016: The accused was given a general officer letter of reprimand for being a passenger in a car when the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file.

Attorney Barry advocated for the accused, demonstrating that he did exactly what he was supposed to do and had no idea that his designated driver was intoxicated.

March 2016: The accused was given a general officer letter of reprimand for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Result: Reprimand locally filed and the accused continued to serve with nothing in his permanent file.

Attorney Barry advocated for the accused, demonstrating that PVT was intoxicated; however, he actually slept in his car that night to avoid driving while intoxicated and that he never put his keys in the ignition.