Brigadier General LOCALLY FILES the Letter of Reprimand, thereby allowing Gapasin's client to continue with his career with plans of retirement.
July 1, 2019, U.S. v. E-7, Tennessee National Guard, Nashville, Tennessee. Master Sergeant enters a Recruiting Office with a shotgun, allegedly cycles the action of the weapon and allegedly announces that he was going to “take care of this problem” as he went into the office to meet with two trouble Soldiers under him. The incident is covered by local news media. The Tennessee National Guard immediately flags the Master Sergeant and begins an investigation into the incident. The investigation into the Master Sergeant and background issues regarding the two Soldiers takes several long months. The case languishes and the Master Sergeant is unable to move forward with his career. Master Sergeant retains Mr. Gapasin to represent him. Gapasin's investigation immediately reveals a number of issues behind the backgrounds of the two Soldiers, to include adultery. Immediately, JAG contacts Mr. Gapasin. Rather than languishing under the continuing investigation, the Government starts moving on the client's case. Despite the client's concerns with being preferred to a Court-Martial, the Government instead issues a Letter of Reprimand against Gapasin's client. Gapasin responds to the Brigadier General's Letter of Reprimand and requests either withdrawal of the reprimand or a local filing so it will not hurt his client's career or force him to involuntarily separate. RESULT: Brigadier General LOCALLY FILES the Letter of Reprimand, thereby allowing Gapasin's client to continue with his career with plans of retirement.