First, a copy of the GOMOR (sometimes “GOMAR”) is presented to the Soldier along with a packet of evidence/information that the GOMOR is based on. The Soldier is given a chance to respond in writing through a “rebuttal.” Typically, this time is limited to only 7 calendar days from the date of service of the reprimand. Occasionally the issuing General Officer (GO) will allow a face-to-face open-door session, but most GOs do not. If open-door request is denied, the Soldier cannot demand one because there is no requirement to grant one. There is no board or other opportunity to advocate in person. The written rebuttal packet is reviewed by the Soldier’s chain of command, which makes recommendation, then staffed through the legal office. Finally, everything is presented to the GO for action. There is an art to responding to a GOMOR, and these rebuttal packets can have long lasting implications to strategy at a subsequent administrative separation board. For more information on how to respond, please review this post.
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