Administrative actions are used by the Armed Forces to enforce the rules, values and standards expected of military personnel. They are used in order to determine whether someone has fallen below the standard expected of their military personnel.
The standard expected is that set out in the Service Test: –
‘Have the actions or behaviour of a service person adversely impacted or are they likely to impact on the efficiency or operational effectiveness of the service?’
An administrative action is designed to correct professional or personal failings.
Action as a result of an adverse determination can lead to anything from a minor administrative action through to removal from the Armed Forces.
It is therefore very important that you seek specialist advice straight away.
Administrative action is used to rehabilitate those who have not performed their respective job roles to the desired standard. It should not be used for criminal matters.
An AGAI 67 can be distinguished from disciplinary action which should be used when an offence has been committed and an individual has been found guilty and should be punished. An administrative (AGAI 67) action may escalate into disciplinary action if the consequences of the failing are serious.
It depends on how serious your failings are. It could be anything from minor action in order to improve your performance to the required standard or, being removed from the Armed Forces. You must seek expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.
We can help you to put forward your case in the best possible light and advise you throughout the whole process, thereby reducing your worry and stress.
Contact one of our specialist military lawyers today