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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

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

Good Results for Good People

Posted July 9th, 2015

Here at The Mayer Group, we celebrate when good news arrives for good people/veterans. That happened recently. We are proud to be able to help our client and their family. Always a pleasure for a military lawyer and staff.