30 Dec '16, 7pm

DOD releases guidance for veterans seeking upgrades and corrections to discharges and military records

Friday a renewed effort to ensure veterans know how to request a review of their service records. “The department encourages all veterans who believe they have experienced an error or injustice to request relief from their service’s Board for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) or Discharge Review Board (DRB),” the announcement reads. Over the years, the Defense Department has released guidance related to discharges stemming from PTSD and the now-repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The DoD also stated in its announcement that consideration resulting from separations involving sexual assault are under consideration. “With today's announcement, the department is reaffirming its intention to review and potentially upgrade the discharge status of all individuals that are eligible and that apply,” the notice reads. To ensure a successful application for upgrade o...

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