Readers may have heard references to doctor-patient privilege, which ensures confidentiality of a patient’s sensitive medical information under many circumstances.
Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) commanders are responsible for maintaining order and discipline within their ranks. When a commander is notified that a servicemember under his/her command may have committed a criminal act, there are steps that must be followed to determine how to proceed.
Not every military investigation begins with one’s commanding officer. In a recent example, a senior Air Force general’s disgraceful exit began with a complaint filed with the Air Force inspector general.
The reasons why a service member might require the skills of a lawyer can be quite varied, as illustrated by the client testimonials on our law firm’s website. Yet several common themes emerge, often involving a fight to preserve one’s career, military benefits or future opportunities.
Can a food allergy render a cadet unfit for service and jeopardize his or her ROTC program participation? According to a recent incident involving a sergeant in the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s ROTC program, the answer to that question might be yes.