Got my "retroactive retirement" packet from ARBA, after taking two years past what they said the process would be, and they're dicking me around pretty bad, considering all I've gone through....
Might have any to call an attorney who focuses on Military law. Many of us give free consults.See question
I have only served about 2 years in US Army Reserve. I got naturalized through MAVNI program, but I will get discharged from the army due to failing multiple PT test. Since I had one Article 15 (when I was in AIT), my commander told me that it wo...
There are many "it depends" to the answer if your questions. Because it is a combo contract and immigration question - you should speak to a TDS attorney ASAP to assist it rebutting your separation and the ramifications. You can also seek the advice of a lawyer who deals with immigration law with a military background.
I'd not leave this to the answers of avvo.See question
After 3 years of loyal service I was passed up for a promotion I was more than qualified for. I had two interviews and in both my pregnancy was brought up several times. I need to know if I have grounds to sue or if I'm just SOL.
It's hard to tell whether this question really has to do with military law – but because it was put in this category I assume it was. If you really believe that is what happened, you should contact the Equal Opportunity Office or the Inspector General's Office.See question
when I looked at my DD214 from 1976 I see it is a general discharge not an honorable
If you want to know the difference in benefits - google MCO 1900.16 and go to appendix K. It's a Marine Corps publication, but tells you most of the benefits you rate or do not rate for discharge.
In chapter 1, it also discusses generally what each characterization means and it is consistent amongst the services. General it says:
*(1) Honorable upon EAS separation. Honorable characterization is appropriate when the quality of the Marine’s service has met the standards of accepted conduct and performance of duty for military personnel. Characterization will normally be honorable for Marines with both average proficiency marks of 3.0 or higher and average conduct marks of 4.0 or higher. Marines with proficiency marks below 3.0 and conduct marks below 4.0 may receive an Honorable characterization at the separation authority's discretion. The separation authority may determine an honorable characterization of service is warranted in cases where a Marine’s service is otherwise so meritorious that any other characterization would clearly be inappropriate.
General (Under Honorable Conditions). This is the second highest quality of characterization and is appropriate if the Marine’s service has been honest and faithful, but significant negative aspects of the Marine’s conduct or or performance outweigh positive aspects of the Marine’s military record.
A general discharge is considered "not dishonorable" for VA purposes and you're eligible for most benefits under the VA - so if you question is about a specific VA benefit - you should contact the VA or a lawyer that works in VA benefits.See question
Hello, I am trying to find out how can I get taken off the sex offender registry. When I was 20, I was convicted in a military court martial after being charged with attempted assault/abuse of a minor. The only thing they had on me was a text conv...
You need to contact a Florida Lawyer that works in this area of the law. SORNA is a federal law and act, but each state has been tasked with implementing it. It's up to the state whether you will be required to register or not. Military lawyers, unless they are barred in Florida, can possibly help on the federal side with DOJ - because it probably comes down to how your convictions were reported to DOJ and then picked up by Florida after reviewing NCIC's database. Again, you should research Florida Lawyers - probably criminal lawyers.See question
I'm a Reserves and received active duty orders, it saids administrative processing, but nothing saying what the charges are....I received a GOMAR two years ago.....I believe I will be involuntarily separated, or court martial?
You should get a lawyer on this matter ASAP. Contact the Army TDS or contact a civilian military law attorney to consult. Many of us do free consultations.See question
Discharged based on allegation of use of designer drug spice. Never caught in possession or positive urinalysis. Was only active duty for 20 months, no other disciplinary actions during enlistment. No other history of drug use. Never admitted an...
This is really a recruiting question. You should contact a recruiter and see if you can get a waiver for the prior service. Doubtful these days, but believe me - they want to write contracts, so if they can....they will.See question
I'm skinny and never lifted any weights. Lifted heavy duffel bags in Air Force basic training. Next day I'm too sore to even bend down. Doctor who was a major said if I stayed the problem would grow worse and even permanent then gives me the optio...
You can petition to get the discharge changed - but if trying enlist again (re-enlist) the branch you apply to will pull all of your records to determine if a prior-service waiver can/will be granted. If you're otherwise eligible for re-accession, the recruiter can process you for a waiver and get you a medical consult to see if you are medically qualified anew.See question
Is there a way to legally get rid of our ownership permanently since they closed. Not sure if they are bankrupt or what. They dont answer the phone...its Harbor Hill at Provincetown in MA. What is our options...please help
This is a real estate issue. I re-assign.See question
Will volunteering be considered employment if your disability says you're unemployable? Is there a cutoff to the amount of hours?
You should check with an attorney who practices predominately in VA affairs. Generally, if you at 100% TDIU, you can earn money below the poverty level and be ok. Volunteering shouldn't be a problem - neither is working your own business or a family business, since they can accommodate your disabilities.See question