The Mayer Law Blog

Discharge Upgrade – That Feeling

Posted May 8th, 2019

This will be a short post, but it does relate to discharge upgrades and the relationship of a lawyer to his client. I frequently receive envelopes in the mail from the various service discharge review boards. Some contain mundane procedural information. Some are scheduling notifications. Others reveal decisions that aren’t ones that make me happy…. Read More

Discharge Upgrade Update

Posted April 24th, 2019

Based on a few trends in the field of discharge upgrades, I want to address a few things. First, PTSD can be a valid reason for upgrading a discharge. However, despite persistent rumors to the contrary, it is not a guarantee. If you have a characterization of “Other Than Honorable,” it is persuasive to argue… Read More

Back to Life

Posted March 28th, 2019

This blog has been dormant far too long. Time to remedy that. A few things have changed since we last posted here. First, we’ve met and represented many amazing servicemembers from across the nation. It is truly a humbling experience. Second, we have refined the focus of this law office in an attempt to better… Read More

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

Veteran’s Day 2016

Posted November 10th, 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