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Discharge Upgrade Notes – 24 May 2019

Posted May 24th, 2019 in Discharge Upgrade Lawyer, General

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 6 months is not impressive.
  • Longevity counts. Show dedication to one profession or organization. It shows that you have value and are someone that is retainable.
  • Blaming others for your mistakes is rarely a successful strategy.
  • Be completely transparent with the board.
  • Be patient.

Having been a discharge upgrade lawyer for almost a decade, these are some factors that influence the board and can make up for misconduct during service.

More later.

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