Gomor Rebuttals in Korea
Service Members that Truly Value Their Military Career Cannot Risk a GOMOR
in Their Permanent File
Some service members consider a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand
(GOMOR) as a just a warning. You, however, see it for what it is: a stain
on your permanent record; a reason to be passed up for promotion; a glass
ceiling that will ultimately end your steady rise up the ranks. A GOMOR
could very well mean an end to your military career before it ever truly
begins. And that simply isn’t an option for a member of the armed
forces that cares deeply about their country and future.
Thankfully, there’s a system in place which allows service members
to challenge a GOMOR. This is known as a GOMOR rebuttal. GOMOR rebuttals
are written up with the goal of convincing a commanding officer to drop
the GOMOR completely from the service member’s permanent file. While
any service member can write up a GOMOR rebuttal, the most effective ones
are written by a legal expert. This is especially true in cases where
a service member may have violated the UCMJ, but the charges were not
enough to be taken to Courts-Martial.
A gomor rebuttal is much more than just an impassioned plea to a Commanding general
The reason why GOMOR rebuttals are so successful in the hands of an experienced
defense attorney is because the attorney works to build a case for the
service member on paper. This could mean gathering evidence that could
exonerate the service member of the crime he or she supposedly committed.
It could mean locating and preparing testimony of other service members
that can support the narrative of the service member in question. It could
mean gathering up character references to demonstrate to the Commanding
General officer that one lapse of judgment shouldn’t impede upon
the rise of a very capable member of the U.S. Military. We’ve even
successfully utilized the Commanding General’s open door policy
to personally brief the CG on your rebuttal.
Regardless of how a GOMOR rebuttal is designed, it can be vastly augmented
by a capable and experienced defense attorney. This is why so many service
members throughout Korea and the Pacific Rim have requested GOMOR rebuttals
from Bilecki & Tipon. Our expert legal team can craft convincing and
persuasive arguments for why a GOMOR is not warranted. And we can back
this written document up with evidence, sworn statements, and anything
else that will support the complete and total removal of the GOMOR from
your permanent record.
One piece of paper could end your career
A GOMOR will not remain a secret for long. Every time you’re up for
promotion and every time a dream assignment comes up, the people making
that decision will almost always have access to this document. If you’re
planning on retiring, a GOMOR could trigger a Grade Determination Board
that could cost you tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars if you’re
retired at a lower grade. For anyone that cherishes his or her military
career, a GOMOR is simply not an option.
Your entire military career could change with just one phone call. Contact
our law firm TODAY at (800) 996-9747 to receive your initial consultation
with one of our expert military defense attorneys.