FULLY RETAINED, with NO Pattern of Misconduct in client's record.
June 26, 2019, U.S. v. E-5, Maine Air National Guard, Bangor, Maine. Staff Sergeant faces separation proceedings pursuant to allegations of a pattern of misconduct. The alleged misconduct included an Article 15 in Bahrain, violating off-base pass privileges, an alcohol-related event at McGhee-Tyson that purportedly included being verbally aggressive with Security Forces and two vehicle incidents involving a fire truck and making contact with concrete security barriers. Staff Sergeant retains Mr. Gapasin. Gapasin immediately contacts witnesses involved in these incidents. The only evidence reveals a “pattern” of sexual discrimination, harassment and reprisal against his female Staff Sergeant client. At the separation board, Gapasin vigorously cross-examines Government witnesses and also calls witnesses to testify who confirm that his female client is the subject of discrimination resulting in targeted punishment. Gapasin characterizes the case as a case about “power”, in which her Senior Master Sergeant and others over her exercise the “power to slander” and the “power to punish”. The three officer board deliberates. They return and find NO pattern of misconduct. RESULT: FULLY RETAINED, with NO Pattern of Misconduct in client's record.