A relief for cause evaluation is not punishment. However, the command does have options if they decide to punish you:
- Letter of reprimand/admonition
- courts martial
The command can pursue any of these options separately, or in combination.
What options do you have? You can appeal the NCOER or request a Commander’s Inquiry (see AR 623-3 for details). You may be entitled to see a separation board depending on your time in service (see AR 635-200 for details). If you received an Article 15 you have a right to an appeal (see AR 27-10 for details).