In 2014, with little fanfare, the military made important changes to the filing and use of the results of administrative investigations. These changes especially affected field grade officers and their chances to earn future promotions. This blog post discusses the high points of these changes. It also discusses the importance of receiving advice from an experienced military defense lawyer who understands these changes. It is critical to challenge flawed and incomplete investigations at every opportunity. These stages include at upon completion of the investigation, upon discovery of grounds for reconsideration, and when entered into the AIPP database.