The Mayer Law Blog

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.

Preparing to Upgrade a Military Discharge

Posted November 7th, 2019

Here are a few hints that will help you to be fully prepared to try and get your military discharge upgraded. First, the process begins before you leave the military. In fact, it begins the moment you are told that you might be separated for less-than-honorable reasons. Second, you should pay attention to everything and… 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

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

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