When to get an Experienced AR 15-6 Lawyer
You are a senior officer or a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. You have dedicated your life to serving your country and your unit. You have earned the respect and trust of your peers and subordinates. You have a stellar service record and a promising career ahead of you.
Now imagine that one day, you receive a letter from your commanding officer informing you that you are under investigation for alleged misconduct or wrongdoing. You are not told what the allegations are, who made them, or what evidence exists against you. You are only told that an investigating officer has been appointed under the provisions of Army Regulation (AR) 15-6 to conduct a timely, thorough, and impartial inquiry into the matter.
How would you feel? What would you do? Who would you turn to for help?
Call Experienced 15-6 Attorney
If you are in this situation, you are not alone. Every year, hundreds of service members are subject to AR 15-6 investigations for various reasons. These investigations can have serious implications for your career, your reputation, and your future. That is why you need to know what AR 15-6 investigations are, why they are conducted, and how you can protect your rights and interests during the process. You also need to know that there is a law firm that specializes in military law and can provide you with the legal assistance you need. The Law Office of Peter Kageleiry, Jr. is a firm that has over two decades of experience in defending service members worldwide in AR 15-6 investigations and other military matters. In this article, we will explain the basics of AR 15-6 investigations and how our experienced AR 15-6 lawyer, Mr. Peter Kageleiry, Jr., can help service members like you.
Purpose of AR 15-6 investigations
AR 15-6 investigations are formal inquiries conducted by the U.S. Army to examine incidents or matters of concern within the military. These investigations aim to uncover facts, gather evidence, and provide recommendations to commanders for appropriate action. The process is governed by Army Regulation 15-6, which outlines the procedures and responsibilities for conducting such investigations.
These investigations may be initiated for various reasons, including allegations of misconduct, accidents, violations of military regulations, or other incidents that require a thorough examination. Commanders may order AR 15-6 investigations to ensure accountability, transparency, and the improvement of organizational processes.
What can happen if you are 15-6 investigation target?
Consequences for service members involved in AR 15-6 investigations can vary based on the findings. Depending on the severity of the situation, consequences may range from administrative actions, such as reprimands or counseling, to more severe measures like court-martial proceedings. The outcome largely depends on the specific circumstances of each case and the recommendations provided by the investigating officer.
How we can help you navigate your 15-6 investigation
Mr. Kageleiry is an experienced 15-6 lawyer. The bulk of our cases here at the Law Office of Peter Kageleiry, Jr. begin when an NCO or officer finds they are the target of an investigation. Mr. Kageleiry assists clients by serving as Client’s attorney throughout the investigation, advising clients regarding potential responses, and dealing with investigators, whether command or military law enforcement. This assistance generally helps the NCO or officer navigate the investigation process mitigating risk in the process.
The danger of a poor investigation and inexperienced investigator
When it comes to AR 15-6 investigations, the quality of the investigation and the training and experience of the investigating officer varies widely. There is a lot of bias built into the process especially because these officers are not trained investigators. Often investigators will ask leading questions coloring the response and leading potential witnesses to give investigators what they think the investigator wants to hear. The investigator may mistakenly question people in groups, potentially tainting witness recollections. Investigators may also fail to discover or investigate the credibility of witnesses with a reason to fabricate. Field Grade Officers have a right to respond to investigation and often commands will give others the opportunity to respond to an investigation before taking adverse administrative action. Having an experienced attorney on board to respond to a poorly executed investigation is important. To mitigate this risk, it’s prudent to retain an experienced attorney. You have dedicated your life to serving your country and your unit. You have earned the respect and trust of your peers and subordinates. You have a stellar service record and a promising career ahead of you. You deserve an aggressive defense to preserve your well-earned benefits and potential for future service. If you are notified that you are under investigation for alleged misconduct or wrongdoing, call us right away at 757-504-2815 or contact us here to speak with our experienced AR 15-6 lawyer today.