The Mayer Law Blog

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

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.

Some Notes on PTSD

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Post-traumatic stress disorder is suffered by many, many former servicemembers. It can arise from many different sources. It is a sad byproduct of combat and military service. However, many individuals are becoming callous to these claims. After all, many claim PTSD, and some are merely seeking to get money from the federal government. It is… Read More

A Few Discharge Review Board Notes – June 2015

Posted June 18th, 2015

Here are a few thoughts after my last few trips to the various service discharge review boards: It can be difficult to argue that you were innocent of the acts that gave rise to a discharge. The board initially believes that an applicant is guilty, and the burden is on the applicant to prove otherwise…. Read More

Good News From the Navy Discharge Review Board

Posted February 11th, 2015

Another piece of good news recently arrived. A former Navy Sailor was upgraded from Other Than Honorable conditions to a General, Under Honorable Conditions. This veteran worked for several years in order to create a fantastic resume’ and became a valuable member of his community. This certainly helped to create a great case for a… Read More