A Commander in the United States Navy was charged with various accusations of sexual assault, sexual harassment and other inappropriate conduct. The Commander was faced with a general court martial, where the possibility of dismissal from service without retirement and confinement awaited him.
Duane Kees was hired as a legal consultant for the Commander's military defense team. Duane and the defense team began to interview witnesses and gather evidence, which revealed that many of the government witnesses were not entirely truthful.
Because of the evidence produced from the Article 32 investigation and other sources, the government offered nonjudicial punishment one week before trial, allowing the commander to retire honorably.