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Discharge Upgrades | Post-Service Accomplishments

Posted January 14th, 2018

A question that frequently arrives at our office: “Does it matter what I’ve done since I was discharged from the military?” Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Absolutely. The majority of former service members who find themselves unceremoniously kicked out of the military with a less-than honorable characterization (Under Honorable Conditions (General Discharge) or Under Other… Read More

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Posted November 10th, 2016

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Posted November 4th, 2016

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Discharges, A Clarification

Posted October 19th, 2016

From recent inquiries, we realize that there is a bit of confusion about discharge characterizations. Here’s a list of possible characterizations: Honorable – This is the best. Everyone wants one of these. Honorable Discharge. General, Under Honorable Conditions – Sometimes, this is shortened to “General Discharge.” Other times, you may see it written as “Under… Read More

Preparing for a Discharge Upgrade: Resume’

Posted May 19th, 2016

A¬†common question in military discharge upgrade cases: Does my post-service conduct matter? Answer: Yes. However, you must make your resume’¬†impressive and meaningful. As a discharge upgrade lawyer, I’ve seen this make a difference. If you want to maximize your chances of earning an upgrade to your military discharge focus on these 3 (or 4) areas…. Read More

Going to the Media is a High Risk Maneuver

Posted May 16th, 2016

I get calls from people who want to take their case to the press, thinking that media attention will gain them a good result or vindication. As you can see by reading this article in the Washington Post, going to the media isn’t always a wise decision. In fact, it can have horrible consequences.