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Military Law Matters

Arm yourself with knowledge, know your rights, and avoid becoming a victim of injustice.

The Military Law Matters podcast empowers you to take charge of legal issues you are facing, from court-martial charges to divorce proceedings and military pension division, to tips on how to fight your discharge or upgrade your discharge and what to do if you are facing an Officer Grade Determination.  Each episode will offer further insight into the world of military law. This program is geared toward the entire military community, regardless of status (active duty, reserve, guard, veteran or retiree), rank, or branch – this podcast is for all our nation’s heroes.

Oct 4, 2017

  • Episode 04

In this episode, I discuss the Discharge Review Board (DRB), the DRB gives former military members the chance to request a review of their discharge within 15 years of the date of separation.  The DRB reviews a veteran's administrative discharge and can legally change the veteran's discharge characterization of service, the reason for discharge, and the re-enlistment eligibility code (when applicable), based on standards of propriety or equity.  New rules allow veterans to request an upgrade beyond the 15 year point if you meet the criteria.