Will the Military Automatically Upgrade My Discharge?

Fact vs. Myth One of the most common urban legends that persists throughout the military is that a negative service characterization or discharge will be upgraded after six months. Throughout the last decade and a half that I have been practicing military law I have heard this idea repeated many times. “I thought my discharge … Continued

The Importance of an Honorable Discharge

Honorable Discharge We speak with many veterans who are seeking an honorable discharge. There are a myriad of reasons why people want an honorable discharge, but a recurrent theme is that the veteran wants to reclaim their honor, integrity, and good name. Skeptics believe that the main reason a veteran wants to change his or … Continued

Military Discharge Types Defined

Military Discharge Types Military discharge types are a characterization of service is assigned to a service member when separated from the military. This characterization is a “discharge”.  A military discharge usually falls into one of six categories: Honorable Discharge General Discharge – Under Honorable Conditions Other Than Honorable Discharge Bad Conduct Discharge Dishonorable Discharge Uncharacterized … Continued