Former Marine's OTH Discharge upgraded

William Emil Cassara

Case Conclusion Date:November 2, 2012

Practice Area:Military Law

Outcome:Discharge Upgraded

Description:I represented a former Marine Staff Sergeant who had been court-martialed and then administratively separated for fraternization and having sexual relations with two of his troops. The administrative separation ended with an Other Than Honorable Conditions discharge. I succeeded in getting the discharge upgraded to General (Under Honorable Conditions) discharge, by showing that the Marine suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the time of the offenses, and had worked hard at getting treatment. As a result of his post-service conduct the Navy Discharge Review Board upgraded his discharge.