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:

  • References
  • Testimonials
  • 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 Huge Difference

The 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.