This process only applies if you are ranked captain or above. If you are ranked commander or below, go instead to the Summary Appeal Dossier page.
If you have been disciplined…
You have the right to an advocate who will assist you in writing your appeal document. This advocate will be a volunteer of commander rank or above who has not served with you previously, and is willing to hear your case and help you write the best possible appeal. Please ask the JAG Officer for an advocate if you would like assistance — it is not a requirement.
If you’re now appealing disciplinary measures, you will first write an appeal statement from this viewpoint: “I was disciplined, but the discipline reason AND/OR the discipline measure was unfair.”
Writing your appeal statement is about compiling your side of the case. It should first include an introductory paragraph that states why you believe that the discipline reason AND/OR the discipline measure were unfair. State your case succinctly.
Now it’s time to plead your case. The more information you can provide, the better. Compile any e-mails, Instant Messenger logs, or anything else that shows you’re correct in your assessment that the disciplinary measures were unfair or unjust. If you feel that you may have been in the wrong, but that the disciplinary measures were unfair, be sure to talk about that and ask for what you want: a reduction in the disciplinary measures. Be as detailed as possible. Copy/paste all of the information in your statement into one e-mail, and send it to the JAG email address.
At this point, the JAG officer will pass on your appeal to the Executive Council, who will read it and consider it closely. You will then be emailed by the JAG officer to notify you of the disposition of our appeal.