The Mayer Law Blog

Military Investigations: Let’s Talk About It

Posted October 26th, 2022

I spend a lot of time talking about discharge upgrades, but let’s turn to an area of the law that doesn’t get enough love: military investigations. These come in many forms. The most noteworthy are criminal investigations. Those make for good movies. However, in the military, there’s a far more common form of investigation: command… Read More

Military Discharge Upgrades – Summer 2022 Update

Posted August 15th, 2022

Just a few updated notes on the military discharge upgrade process. Personal Appearance Hearings: The several services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force) continue to evolve their processes for personal appearances. Historically, these hearings have been in person, and an applicant and military discharge counsel would travel to the board’s location… Read More

Discharge Benefits Charts

Posted May 18th, 2020

Discharged veterans often wonder what benefits they are eligible to receive. Here, we’ll attempt to consolidate some of the various charts and knowledge from across the services. There should not be significant differences between branches, but it is still helpful to look at different sources when determining whether or not you might be eligible. These… Read More

San Antonio Military Lawyer

Posted May 18th, 2020

One of our favorite cities is San Antonio, Texas. Rich in history and culture, it earned recognition as Military City, USA. We love that. It is home to a significant number of servicemembers from all branches of the US Military, and we are proud to provide them with legal representation and assistance. While we do… Read More

Can I get my military discharge upgraded?

Posted May 18th, 2020

Potential clients ask me this all the time. So, let me provide you a complete, but brief, answer. “Can I get my military discharge upgraded?” Answer: Yes or Maybe. This is a very subjective thing, but it is always possible. It takes work. You have to put together a great case, support it with solid… Read More

Discharge Upgrades: Why do I have to fight?

Posted May 7th, 2020

A lot of veterans ask why they must fight for their discharge upgrade. This is a valid question, especially when one believes that they deserve an upgrade. Here are a few points related to this. The burden of proof is on you. Once you are discharged from the military, any review board presumes that you… Read More

Navy RE Codes

Posted April 7th, 2020

We are frequently asked about RE (Reenlistment Eligibility) codes when helping with discharge upgrades, and finding the meaning and applicability of these codes can be tricky. There are several websites out there that purport to have a correct list of these codes, but many are wrong. Knowing this, we’re going to occasionally post information about… Read More

COVID-19

Posted March 21st, 2020

This is a trying time for everyone, and our awareness and understanding of this pandemic makes a huge difference. Here is a link to current CDC guidance. Also, be vigilant for any COVID-19 fraud. Sadly, this is a reality. If you suspect any fraud related to this disease, go to this website and report it…. Read More

Updated DD Form 293 (DEC 2019 Edition) for Discharge Review Boards

Posted January 27th, 2020

In December, the Department of Defense updated the DD Form 293, which is necessary to begin a case at any of the discharge review boards. The newest version bears the date Dec 2019 in the lower-left corner of the form and must be used for all future applications. The new form can be found here… Read More

Automatic Discharge Upgrades

Posted January 16th, 2020

Every now and then, discharge upgrade lawyers like to remind everyone of something very, very important about military discharges. It may sound simple, but it is so popular that it deserves its own post. Less-than-honorable discharges do not upgrade automatically. Ever.