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Military Discharge Upgrades and Records Corrections

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Military Discharge Upgrades and Records Corrections

Just as where a court-martial conviction is not the end of the road in the pursuit of a just outcome in military law, so too is the case with an unfavorable result at an Administrative Discharge or Board of Inquiry. Every branch has a process in place to request a discharge upgrade. Once again, the stakes are extremely high here since that unfavorable discharge will follow you forever. Additionally, in the case of a servicemember who was recommended for retirement at a lower, that could be a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime.  Furthermore, aside from discharge upgrades there are several instances where servicemembers have been subject to an “administrative” actions which will have a profound effect on their ability to be promoted and/or retained in the military.  For example, an unwarranted non-judicial punishment (NJP), or a negative or adverse fitness report may have been given.  Unfortunately, active duty military lawyers are limited in what they are allowed to do in their representation of a member of the military, and these kinds of administrative actions falls outside of their authorized areas.

Do not sit back and allow an unjust result to be a detriment to you for the rest of your life. Krystal Capasso Law is here to help you.