The Mayer Law Blog

Do You Really Want Your DD214 Online?

Posted June 10th, 2019

If you’ve been wanting to get your DD214 online instantly, without having to request your records and wait for the military to send you a copy, you might be interested to know that the Department of Defense is hoping to make the DD-214 form digital by 2024. As reported by Military Times, there are some… Read More

How To Request Your Military Records Online

Posted June 4th, 2019

One of the common questions we get through our website involves how to request military records. Many of these requests are from folks who don’t want to hire a lawyer for a military discharge upgrade; they just want to see their military personnel file. Sometimes they have misplaced their discharge paperwork or never received important… Read More

Good News – Army Discharge Upgrade

Posted June 4th, 2019

Last night was a good night. After a family event, I looked at my phone and saw that I missed a call from a client. In March, we presented his case to the Army Discharge Review Board and had not yet received results. For any discharge upgrade lawyer, this is an anxious period. Calling him… Read More

Fort Campbell Article

Posted June 3rd, 2019

I found this article in the Fort Campbell post newspaper. While it is a couple of years old, the information is clear. Every installation should make this information available. However, because it is not, many of my clients fail to understand these basics about the discharge review boards. As a discharge upgrade lawyer, my job… Read More

From Discharge to Discharge Upgrade – Be Aware, Prepared

Posted May 28th, 2019

A common problem often arises when we review possible cases for discharge upgrades. My client failed to start preparing while they were still in uniform. This is where preparing for a discharge upgrade begins. Great preparation helps your military discharge upgrade lawyer to prepare for your application to a discharge review board. First, awareness. You… Read More

Discharge Upgrade Notes – 24 May 2019

Posted May 24th, 2019

Here are a couple of notes that popped in my mind today regarding discharge upgrades. This is especially important when post-service accomplishments are the main basis for an upgrade. You must impress the board. A well-rounded resume’ consists of achievements professionally, academically, personally, and in support of community service initiatives. Show consistency. Jumping jobs every… Read More