GOMOR Rebuttals in Hawaii
Don’t Allow a GOMOR to Harm Your Future Rank and Promotion Potential
A General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (also known as a GOMOR) may seem
like just a warning to some. But to those who value their military career
and want to achieve the highest rank possible, a GOMOR could become a
glass ceiling, forever blocking their progress to bigger and better things
in the military.
When a GOMOR is placed into your permanent Officer Military Personnel File,
it becomes visible to just about anyone with the means of advancing your
military career. This could be a commanding officer, a re-enlistment agent,
or a member of the promotion board. All of these individuals have access
to your permanent file, and you can see how easy it would be to suddenly
find yourself passed up in favor of someone
without that piece of paper in their permanent military file.
As Someone Who Values Their Military Career, Your Only Option is to File
a GOMOR Rebuttal
One GOMOR could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, whether through
missed bonuses or a pass up on a promotion. This is reason enough to fight
to have your GOMOR removed from your permanent record. Thankfully, the
military actually provides a means to do this: a GOMOR rebuttal.
GOMOR rebuttals are written statements that attempt to persuade your commanding
officer to keep the GOMOR within your temporary military file or even
drop it from your records entirely. The success of the GOMOR rebuttal
then rests on how persuasive you are at conveying your side of the story.
A GOMOR can also include:
- Evidence proving your innocence
Unfortunately, service members here in Hawaii and elsewhere often don’t
even know where to start when they prepare their rebuttal. They’ll
often write an impassioned plea to their commanding officer, which doesn’t
have the effect that they’d hoped it would. They also rarely take
the time to prepare a serious list of references, which can demonstrate
to command that their actions were due to a slight lapse in judgment rather
than poor character. Even rarer is to prepare their rebuttal with evidence
and testimony that attempts to prove their innocence entirely.
Hiring an Exceptional Defense Counsel to Prepare your GOMOR Rebuttal Makes a
team at Bilecki & Tipon LLLC has seen hundreds of GOMOR rebuttals, and most of them simply come up
short in their ability to persuade and convince an officer to remove the
GOMOR from a service member’s record. At Bilecki & Tipon LLLC,
we create authentic, compelling, highly detailed GOMOR rebuttals containing
character references, powerful testimony, and evidence supporting your
narrative of what occurred. We’ll even follow up with your command
to ensure that the rebuttal finds its way into the right hands.
You stand to lose too much by ignoring your GOMOR.
Call the law firm of Bilecki & Tipon and start fighting for your military career and
future TODAY. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at
(800) 996-9747. We proudly serve all branches of the U.S. Military stationed
here in Hawaii.