RESULT: LOCAL FILING ONLY. NOT filed in Official File. Can successfully apply for TERA After 17 Years Of Honorable Service.
May 17, 2016, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S. v. CW2. Chief Warrant Officer received a General Officer Memorandum Of Reprimand (GOMOR) alleging he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with his platoon leader, a First Lieutenant, and alleging that he engaged in conduct unbecoming an officer. This stems from allegations that the CW2 was stalking the lieutenant and taking photos of her and her purported NCO boyfriend. The CW2 was also accused of sending threatening text messages to the lieutenant upon learning of this illicit relationship with the NCO. The CW2 was notified that the GOMOR was to be filed in his Official File. This would deny him the opportunity for Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) after 17 years of service. Such punishment would far exceed the crime. The CW2, seeking no more than filing of the GOMOR in his Local, Unofficial File, retained Mr. Gapasin to represent him. Gapasin advocated on behalf of his client, focusing not only on the mitigating circumstances of the case, but also on forensic evidence such as text messages that exonerated his client. RESULT: LOCAL FILING ONLY. NOT filed in Official File. Can successfully apply for TERA After 17 Years Of Honorable Service.