I had a full scholarship to attend university via the ROTC program. I was performing well, no health issue, but I was kicked out under the accusation that I had “Created a negative environment for other cadets”.
I went through the appeals process, and the board voted unanimously to drop the charge and keep me in the program. However, the officer who had accused me had veto power in the appeals case and vetoed the decision.
I hired a lawyer who took the issue to DFAS who said they couldn’t make a decision on the case. I am wondering what other resources I have, as I am disputing not only the charge, but the veto power of the accusing officer (this, to me, was unjust).
All I want is to appear before an impartial court on this matter, as I’m sure the ruling will be the same as my original trial. I’m wondering what my options are. Needless to say, there is no way I can pay this off.
I’m assuming since DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service) is involved that the military is going after you for previously paid tuition. They seem like the wrong entity to try to appeal to.
At the very least you should consider speaking with an attorney who is experienced in ROTC disenrollment situations. I have no knowledge about these attorneys but you might want to look them over and schedule a consultation to get some professional advice about your situation. Look here, here, or here.