Evaluation Responses and Appeals

What are they?

Evaluations are the most important factor for both enlisted and officer promotions. When a bad or lackluster evaluation is given to a servicemember, it can be career ending.   Servicemembers are generally able to respond to and appeal negative evaluations. Given the importance of evaluations, if a servicemember is unhappy with their evaluation, they should consult an attorney.

Why Representation Matters

Responding to and appealing evaluations is a skill. The response/appeal must be written well, appropriately address the reasons for the negative comments, and give the issuing authority a picture of the servicemember as a whole. Outside evidence and letters of recommendation can be powerful. An experienced attorney’s assistance is vital to success.

Servicemembers will have military counsel (public defenders) available to assist them with their response or appeal. The attorneys assigned to assist servicemembers in responding to letters of reprimand are generally very new to the service. Often times it is their first assignment in the JAG Corps.

Servicemembers have the option to hire their own civilian counsel. Hiring an experienced attorney can make all the difference.

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