I am a soldier in Europe. When I was a SPC at the age of 20, I made the stupid mistake of driving after drinking. I was pulled over by the polizei and asked if I was drinking. Yes...earlier but it was a few hours ago. I was taken to the station. Tested and turned over to the MPs. They tested me and I took a sobriety test. Dubbed me with a DWI. The chain was lenient enough not to slam me with an article 15. I did however receive a general letter of reprimand. I served my extra duty and the Chain informed me that they were not going to push for anything more than a suspended license and mopping an office. However, I don't ever remember receiving a copy of it. The incident changed my life and immaturity and I bounced back and got promoted. I want to keep doing the right thing and progress, but the thought of that incident still haunts me. I have a fear of what that letter might do because I have no clue what it entailed. I want to progress in my career with a clear conscience, but I know that mistake is going to bite me. PLEASE I NEED SOME KNOWLEDGE ON THIS! I tried reading UCMJ online but I can't really grasp the concept aside from it outlining what punishment was enstored. I really do want to put my childish past behind me and work hard to succeed.

What can happen in the long run, how can I obtain a copy, and can I apply for special schools (i.e. warrant, sf, etc.) if it was off post in Germany?
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Let me ask you this, you said general letter of reprimand. The person who gave it to you matters on the level of it. So was it given by a general officer or was it given by your CO. Because if your Co gave you a letter of reprimand it stays locally in the unit files and goes nowhere. However anything else will be in your OMPF records.
As far as warrant goes, you CAN apply, but might have to do extra paperwork.
Here's the application (with the description of what needs a waiver- see item #26)
http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/...ant/download/a61.pdf

And here's the form you'd have to fill out
http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/...Moral_waiver2009.pdf

I do NOT know how they approve/disapprove these things. You could hunt around the website:
http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/index.htm
Regardless of if it is a GOMOR (General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand) or one by your CO, unless it is filed in your OMPF, it will not damage your career. You should check out your OMPF through AKO or HRC to see if it is there... if it is there then you can appeal it being there. If not, then don't stress it, it will never be seen again. But if it was filed in your OMPF, you would have received a copy of the Reprimand, been given the opportunity for a rebuttal, and been served the Filing Determination. These are ALWAYS required, so if you didn't get them- then it had to have been filed locally. Local files are only held at the unit level for 2 years or until you PCS, whichever is first.
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Originally posted by LLY:
Regardless of if it is a GOMOR (General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand) or one by your CO, unless it is filed in your OMPF, it will not damage your career. You should check out your OMPF through AKO or HRC to see if it is there... if it is there then you can appeal it being there. If not, then don't stress it, it will never be seen again. But if it was filed in your OMPF, you would have received a copy of the Reprimand, been given the opportunity for a rebuttal, and been served the Filing Determination. These are ALWAYS required, so if you didn't get them- then it had to have been filed locally. Local files are only held at the unit level for 2 years or until you PCS, whichever is first.

If you get a genral letter of reprimand you can gurantee thats its going on your file. I think you got a local one if that.
You'd be surprised... Less than half the GOMORs I've processed in my career have been filed in the OMPF... they think it is enough of a warning to recieve it in the first place... Now, if you're an NCO or Officer, yeah- its going in your records... but I believe he said he was SPC...
Sorry about that, been a couple years. I pulled the mp report and it doesn't have any file of gen letter of reprimand. It stated that it was filed locally and the only box was a letter of counseling. As for an SF 86 security questions...I am thinking I should state that the incident did occur. I mean its obvious enough when they see I didn't receive as many good conduct medals as I should right? Or should I just state nothing happened. Serves me right for messing up, but I just don't know what steps to take.
If you got charged with a DUI, that is considered a CRC (Criminal Records Center) case. That means it stays with you for a long time. Anyone who does a criminal background check will see this charge. If they processed the case properly, any punishment received will be annotated with the case. So don't try to hide it. Be honest, tell them about it, because if you don't reveal it, and it comes up, that will end up screwing you worse.
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Originally posted by nurdt01:
If you got charged with a DUI, that is considered a CRC (Criminal Records Center) case. That means it stays with you for a long time. Anyone who does a criminal background check will see this charge. If they processed the case properly, any punishment received will be annotated with the case. So don't try to hide it. Be honest, tell them about it, because if you don't reveal it, and it comes up, that will end up screwing you worse.


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