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What is the appeal process for Federal (DoD) employees that have been barred/banned from an OCONUS Contingency country?

Alexandria, VA |

U.S. Civilians (USG & contractors) accompanying the forces fall under the UCMJ. Federal (DoD) employee has been permanently barred/banned from Afghanistan based on alleged violations of UCMJ article 92 and 117. There is no evidence or witnesses; it is one person's word against the other. The Contingency Base Commander (Maj Gen) supported the the senior ranking person and signed the barment notice; permanently barring the DoD Federal employee from the OCONUS Contingency.

Attorney Answers 2


  1. None. Commanders discretion.

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  2. Very little. It is a commander's call who comes on their base, and in OCONUS they have almost complete discretion. You can appeal the proposed bar to the imposing commander, but that is it.