Military Discharge Upgrades
How to Upgrade your Discharge
Many service members want their military discharge upgraded to receive the VA benefits to which they may be entitled. You can apply to the Discharge Review Board (DRB) for a discharge upgrade depending on the circumstances of your case.
The discharge under which you end your military career has long-term consequences.
Others may want an upgrade to reflect the true nature and purpose of their former service, while others wish to maximize future career opportunities. Whatever the reason, obtaining a discharge upgrade can be difficult and time-consuming. Call the Law Office of Wade Faulkner, PLLC for help from a capable military discharge upgrade attorney.
Our firm serves current and former members. Our Fort Hood discharge upgrades lawyer has 15 years of experience in this field and is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. We thoroughly understand the legal issues facing servicemembers and are here to help you seek a positive case result using our years of practice, knowledge, and legal skills.
Military Boards of Review in Texas
The military has two different boards of review that can evaluate discharges, each with different areas of authority. The board to which you will apply depends on the circumstances of your case. These boards include the Discharge Review Board (DRB) and the Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR).
The particular board where you need to file your request is complicated and based on your specific facts and circumstances.
When you file your request with a board, the Board has the authority to:
- Upgrade your discharge
- Change the reason for separation
- Change your reentry code
In order to prevail with this action, you must be able to prove that your discharge was incorrect or unfair. Presenting proper evidence is crucial in this matter, which is why you should have the representation of a capable military discharge upgrade lawyer such as Attorney Wade Faulkner. Wade Faulkner has filed cases with both Discharge Review Boards and with Boards for the Correction of Military Records. You need a military discharge upgrade attorney with experience to help you navigate this complicated area of the law.