Thursday, January 8, 2015

Discharge Upgrades and PTSD

Recently published, this needs to get widest dissemination.  I speak with veterans often who received other than honorable (OTH) discharges, many with drug-related offenses that are easily tied to Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.

If you received an OTH, check this out.

From the Army Review Boards Agency website:

On September 3, 2014, the Secretary of Defense issued a memorandum providing guidance to the Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) as they carefully consider each and every petition brought regarding under other than honorable conditions discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This includes a comprehensive review of all materials and evidence provided by the applicant.  Read more...

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