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  • How long is it gone take for me to go home after my extra duty days are up and they left my flag?

    I am in AIT, I got 7 days of extra duty for having my cell phone. My 7 days are up on the 15th. Also I am in the reverse so I am going home. Also I graduate this Friday 12th. Also I have reach all graduation requirements as well

    William’s Answer

    This is not a legal question. Ask your drill sergeant.

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  • Do i have something worth pursuing a law suit? would i have a chance of a settlement and getting a higher disability rating?

    i'm a veteran and after my deployment i ad to have right shoulder surgery. originally the doctor told me it was serious, after the surgery my wife was told by the doctor that he just scoped it and cleaned up tears in my rotator cuff and bicep ten...

    William’s Answer

    Lawsuits are expensive and time consuming. You will have to have your medical records evaluated by a lawyer and a doctor to determine whether the care you received fell beyond the accepted standard of care. There are very short time restrictions to do this so you need to act quickly. Speak to a local medical malpractice attorney.

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  • Should I go to a board to see if I can be retained or get an honorable discharge? I do not know what to do.

    I am in the military and I was charged for a misdemeanor by the civilian police. Although I will not be convicted or pled guilty, my Command will take action against me. Is there still a chance that I could get an honorable discharge? I am still n...

    William’s Answer

    More information would be needed to answer your question. Such as the type of alleged misconduct, how long you have been in the military etc. You should consult a military law attorney ASAP. Most of us here on AVVO offer free consultations.

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  • Can I sue my husband's leaders(US Army) for abusing me indirectly?

    My husband is now suffering toxic leadership (US Army) and he is being abused by his leaders, can I sue them for abusing me indirectly? It is because I am always worried about my husband and now I have some extend of mental illness (not able to sl...

    William’s Answer

    No you cannot, for the same reasons he can't. It is called a derivative claim and is barred by law.

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  • What could he do to collect from his father's benefits from the VA. And his mother benefits from the sulphate mines here in fl?

    My fiance is disabled and both of his parents are deceased but both had a pension benefits that should be paid out to there next of kind which would be him.

    William’s Answer

    As for any benefits from the VA (and there may not be any) he needs to go to the VA and see what he is entitled to. As to the Sulphate mines, you would need to speak to an attorney experienced in this area.

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  • Is it possible change the "separation authority" and or "Narrative Reason for Separation" on my DD214 (received Honorable)

    Separated from the Army (Honorably). I was going through some mental health issues (received 60% disability by VA for Bi-Polar 2 among other things). Received Field Grade Ar 15 (which initiated the separation) for being awol for 26 hours 1/2 of ...

    William’s Answer

    I would add to Mr. Cave's answer that this is not a DIY project. You have a lot of money at stake here, and you need to make sure your case is handled correctly. I would recommend that you retain an experienced military law attorney to maximize your chances of winning.

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  • What should I do? Is it enough to hire a single attorney? I want to get the best result possible. Thank you.

    I am an officer in the Army and my command will take action me for personal misconduct and conduct unbecoming an officer. Also, for failure to self-report that I was charge in the civilian sector for a misdemeanor charge. I am confused and would l...

    William’s Answer

    I would say a couple of things. First every lawyer you ask may have a different opinion on this. Second it will depend on the nature of the evidence and the skill level and experience of the attorneys. Finally I would not dismiss your JAG. Frequently a civilian Attorney and a JAG are the best way to go.

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  • Can I get in trouble although the charges will be dropped and I did not plea guilty or nolo? Can I still get honorable discharge

    Question regarding military law. Is a pre-trial diversion program considered as a conviction for military (US Army) purposes? I was arrested for shoplifting and I plead not guilty. The charges will be dropped in a few months after I meet some requ...

    William’s Answer

    Do you really think it is a good idea to file a complaint against your commander when your fate lies in his hands?

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  • What can I do as I want to stay in?

    Im a sgt in the us army , going on 8 years active duty , my first duty station was in Germany where I was arrested for assault but never received a art15 or any kinda punishment, in October I was in a verbal argument with my gf and was arrested by...

    William’s Answer

    What you can do is get the best representation possible, and leave the lawyering to them. Two times in six years may be considered a pattern by a board. It is up to them to decide. So go to TDS and consider retaining civilian counsel.

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