31 Dec '16, 11am

Pentagon review could help veterans shed ‘bad paper’ discharges linked to trauma https://t.co/uD3YcEXnUI

Pentagon review could help veterans shed ‘bad paper’ discharges linked to trauma https://t.co/uD3YcEXnUI

The Defense Department announced Friday that it is reviewing and potentially upgrading the discharge status of veterans who might have been improperly discharged for reasons related to post-traumatic stress syndrome, sexual orientation, sexual assault and other circumstances. “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,” a Pentagon news release said. The announcement comes a week after President Barack Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which included a bipartisan provision to help veterans who may have been erroneously given a less-than-honorable discharge due to bad behavior arising from mental trauma, such as PTSD or traumatic brain injury. Such discharges, also called “bad paper” discharges, often arise from minor...

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