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Adverse Administrative Actions Under the UCMJ

Violations of the UCMJ

Accusations for any violation of the UCMJ should be taken seriously. Just because an offense does not call for a court-martial, it does not mean that a finding of guilt would do less harm to your reputation and military career prospects. No matter what type of charge you may be facing, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced military law lawyer who understands the impact of the offense and will work to protect your interests.

At The Law Office of Philip D. Cave, I defend current and former United States service members in a variety of adverse actions, criminal and otherwise. I understand the damage that can be done by something as simple as a poor performance evaluation, including the possibility of administrative discharge. I diligently pursue every available option in an effort to avoid a finding of guilt or have any negative documentation kept out of your file.

Don't let a Minor Offense Destroy Your Career

In every case, I conduct a thorough review of the facts in your case and gain a complete understanding of your side of the story. I will be there to advise you at every step in the process and represent you at any necessary hearings. I build the strongest possible argument to support your position in the matter and work to help you secure the most beneficial outcome available for your case.

I have experience advising service members and their military lawyers in cases involving all types of adverse actions, including the following:

  • Nonjudicial punishment (NJP) matters, including Article 15
  • Adverse officer evaluation report (OER) or performance reviews
  • Denial or revocation of promotion
  • Reduction of position or removal from a special status
  • Letters of reprimand
Contact Attorney Philip D. Cave About Your Adverse Administrative Action Case

I have worked with service members at installations across the United States and international locations around the world. Contact my office for a free initial consultation. You can reach me by phone at 703-298-9562, toll free at 800-401-1583 or via email.

Client Reviews
Many years after retiring from the USN, I suddenly found myself in a very unwelcome legal matter with the Navy. It was a total shock and I was very concerned as to the impact this would have on me and my family. Philip was so helpful, truly a calming force, and his legal help was invaluable to me, I am so thankful that I availed myself of his services! Rob
Phil Cave has helped me through NJP and restoration of my security clearance. He even came to visit me in Spain. I never thought I would work again and he certainly through with advise and guidance that we're exactly spot on. He is my hero and thanks to him I gave my life back... Bryan
Mr. Cave saved my military retirement! His promise to me from day one was that he would fight as hard as he could he right the wring that had been done to me. And he did! I am so very thankful and grateful to him. He genuinely cared about me and made my case his priority. He used all his experience and knowledge to put forth a good defense. I am very pleased with him and will recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. Crystal