Written by attorney Stephen Carpenter Jr.

What to Expect When Facing a Board of Inquiry (BOI)

Facing a board of inquiry may raise a lot of questions. Everything you need to know about what exactly a board of inquiry is, what happens during the process and what actions you might need to take if you are facing a board of inquiry yourself can be found in this article.

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As with a court-martial proceeding, officers facing a board of inquiry have the right to counsel. This means their military counsel will come at no cost while the right to hire a civilian military defense attorney (civilian counsel) is also available (at a cost) with both being able to work on the case together. One major difference between a board of inquiry and a court-martial is the fact that a Respondent will generally not receive two military attorneys unless a civilian counsel is personally hired.

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