Posted on May 10, 2016
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How do I begin the Appeal process for the QMP or what does the memo look like or say? Need help only have about a week or two before it is due.
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I faced QMP last year and was retained, I used my battalions letterhead , and wrote to the president of the board and its members, I also wrote one letter of mitigation explaining the events that lead to my bad paper... Some advice when you write the letters be humble, take ownership and show your progress since then. I'll keep all those facing the QMP in my prayers good luck bro!
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I am also going through the process. I am sure our appeals are completely different seeing as I am under fire for failing to attend ALC and my appeal basis is deployment and my little ones being 13 months apart. But if you hit me up on Global I can send you what I have to get you started..I am fortunate enough to have some pretty good mentors that have been helping me out. Jensen, Lauren C. on global.
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Hi, I am going through the same thing. For not attending SLC due to deployments. Do you have an example of the memo by any chance?
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I am going through the same thing, but I got dismissed from ALC for supposedly resting in the down position while taking the APFT. I would like to see what documents you have as well.
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SSG Unk
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Would you be able to send that memo to me as well? My board is soon, and I am actually in ALC right now after redeploying last year.
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I’m the process of putting together my rebuttal but need help in that area for not being able to attend SLC. any help would do.
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SPC Paul Jennings, J.D.
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Here is an example that was given to soldiers in my wife's unit who faced a QMP. If your response is broken down into different enclosures with tabs, it makes it easier for the board to read it, however, I seem to remember they also allowed for electronic submission so some form of table of contents could be useful if done in that manner.

The big thing is whether your appealing based on a claim of improved performance or material error. In the case of performance, it's all about showing why your a great solider and how you improved. With material error, you need to show that the underlying facts that led to your QMP are flawed or not in accordance with Army regulations. Purely anecdotal, but it seems the Board approves performance appeals more often since it doesn't really require you to overcome any specific burden of proof. The soldiers my wife commanded that beat the QMP often included both arguments in their appeal and the ones that prevailed generally did so based on improved performance, however, at least one did overcome the QMP based on material error, but they had a very well written legal appeal and a ton of supporting evidence. Those that didn't win with the Board did have the option to appeal to the ABCMR, but they were separated by the time their appeals went up so I can't comment on how that worked out.
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MAJ Michael Kavanagh
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I really hope that folks aren't using that memo as their template. It might meet the requirements as far as AR 25-50 but not much else. No offense to you, I know you are just passing it on.
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