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Undesirable

I was the only female in my company at the time i was an MP and had a CO that didn't like females in the military, so I was flame with all he could to get me out, I and could get people in the company to lie for him I no chance doing the time I had a hearing but no court marshell, then ship out with an undesirable discharge, I loved the military and my job as an MP, just want my discharge upgrade!! Thank you!! Exmo
—Guest Exmo

advise?

I am in the active duty AF. I have been in over 3 years in a 6 year contract. I was just served my first article 15 for assaulting another airment under the influence of alcohol. The other guy took the first swing and i took the last so its not like i started the confontation in the first place. Anyways all i have on my record is an LOR UIF and some minor loc's for like a failed room inspected and not following tech data or some stupid shit. Anyways i am being told im probably going to be discharged general under honorable conditions. I put myself in Rehab as inpatient for 28 days because i had a drinking problem and ive been sober almost 2 months now. They also threw in disobeying a direct order for the article 15 saying i broke a no contact order when i was never told i was not to have contact with a friend involved in the incident nor did i sign anything. If youve got any advise i could really use it. email me at ryan_69_13! @hotmail.com. i hope my email showed up
—Guest troubled

Pattern of Misconduct

I was given a General disharge ( honorable conditions) in August of 2011. I the only large issue I had was that I misled my leadership about where I was going during my leave ( I was gone less than a day). Other than that the only things they had a against me was that I was late a couple times to work ( not by much) and I had forgotten to do certain quality control temperatures every now and then. Legal was no help to me what so ever, and when I recieved my paperwork There were several things wrong with the amount of LORs and LOCs they were saying I had. I tried to report it and they told it that it didnt matter. I only had 2 months left to finish out my 4 years so that I could get my post 911 GI bill and finish out my schooling. I would like to get my GI bill back and get my discharge changed. If anyone could give me any advice on what to do the help would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached at nicholasdickinson! @hotmail.com
—Guest Nicholas

@ Dr Thunder

I'm in the process of getting my OTH discharged reviewed and I have some questions. my email is nocturnel_1@yahoo.com
—Guest Dan

Would like to talk to 1BAM

I am in the exact situation you describe for your self. Being young and dumb in 1986 I accepted a general oth for weight. I later found out that I could have had representation and received an honorable. 25 years later and many regrets later, I want this changed. If you see this, please contact me here. Not sure if its save to publish contact info.
—Guest Proud marine

Is it possible?

I was discharged from the Navy on Nov. 11, 2011; charged with an article 112a. of the UCMJ; which is wrongful use, possession, or distribution of a controlled substance, being cocaine. I was charged with zero tangible evidence against me. There was only 2 written statements from 2 of my shipmates that had popped positive on a urinalysis. How reliable right? They couldn't even wait on a 3 day weekend. Anyways I was interrogated by NCIS for hours on end, them getting nowhere for quite some time and they said we have times and dates on phone calls and also text messages. So of course I got scared and began to panic in my own mind, then they said if you tell us what happened we can TRY TO HELP YOU. Go figure no help yet.. So I told them a bogus story to get them off of my back and then 7 or 8 months later I went to captains mast with no legal representation what so ever, it was not offered and I figured that since I had already "confessed" that I wasn't going to be able to plead not guilt
—dannidelraye

OTH NON REPORT DURING ACTIVE DUTY

My husband was released from USMC Active duty in 2006. He was listed as RE1a, only because his CO did him a "favor". He told him it would be hard to find a job and leaving him listed as re1a would allow him to return if necessary. This also reported him to mc total force saying that he was able to serve again. He could not walk on his own and boarded the plane home in a wheelchair and came home where the VA did not "rehab" him as they were supposed to do and left him to rehab himself. We lived in same place, same number, same address for entire two years he was on inactive reserve duty status, he went to one meeting that he was called to report to, was not called again. We moved two years to the day of his inactive duty. 2 months later we got a DD214 for his reserve service saying that it was OTH for non report for duty. His active Duty DD214 was Honorable and we won Marine of the Year in his company in 2003...is he a candidate for upgrade?
—joy77575

Undesirable

Was taking the blame from my luetinant for His shortcomings, and could not get help said then I want out and was told they would give me an undesirable to young and to harassed not to accept it. Not one article 15 or any reprimands of any kind. Has bothered me for many years but just don't know if anything can be done. If any thing I would like an honorable discharge no right to benifits but I did serve honorably. I was taken advantage of. I am 58 now and can only hope some one will help.
—Guest Gerald Grable

General Discharge

I was in the Army and I received a general under honorable conditions discharge for petty mistakes that I made. I got an underage DUI and was always late for duty. I was only 17 when I joined and I wish I would have waited a bit to mature before I joined. Before I went in I had to get a waiver because I was deemed not eligible for service because I suffer from depression. While getting my dd 214 reviewed by the VA one day they told me that the papers say I was put out on mental medical terms so I'm assuming that means depression. If that was a condition that the army was aware of when I went in, can I possible get my discharged upgraded? And where do I begin the process?
—Guest Georgia

Tried and lost

I was seperated from the Army after over 9 years for coming up positive for THC. I received an OTH. Over 15 years later while talking to a former NCO in the same unit found out that the chain of custody book from the unit had been lost even before they put me out. I went through all the paperwork for the upgrade and had a statement from said NCO. The review board did not honor my request! I even called them, no change. I was released in 86. Is there any chance of an upgrade at this point or do I live being restricted to NAF employment? My personal opinion about what my old unit did to not only myself but all the positive people before me was undoubtedly highly illegal when the chain of custody book was lost before my discharge. I informed the review board of this, but it made no difference. Do I have a case? Should I go through all the BS with the ARB again? Thank you.
—Guest R.H. Stoner

the wrong choice

I was 19 years old and found out in korea that I had a daughter I talked to a jag attorney at the time and he had told me that because of me having an mos 11B that I could never be a single father so when I left korea and was stationed at Ft. Lewis I had talked with my squad leader and he after a while had suggested going awol and even discussed with me that nothing would happen. So I took his advise and left, I only stayed gone for a month and when I returned I was told that I did not stay gone long enough and was told once more that I should leave. So I did, I outprocessed at Ft. Knox in 00 at 19-20 I did not think of the long term effect of that choice. I got out and because of my discharge I could not get employment efficient enough to gain custody of my daughter and to this day have still not met her. I only got out to be a father and I have trying to get back in ever since, I am now 31 years old and I would give my life to correct that wrong can anyone help...?
—Guest FRED

paul

HAVE A FRIEND WHO WAS A AIR FORCE SERGANT,HAVING TO MUCH TO DRINK 10 YEARS AGO AT23 HE URINATED ON A MP'S FOOT.THIS BEING DONE AFTER REENLISTMENT CAN THIS EVER BE UPGRADED,WHY DID THEY JUST TAKE HIS RANK, LET HIM CONTINUE ON HIS JOB, INSTEAD ,TAKING MONEY WILL SOBER YOU UP 11 YEARS LATER BIG REGRETS ,BUT WE WILL PUT GANG BANGERS,DRUG DEALERS IN THE SERVICE AND GIVE THEM A BREAK WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES,LOOK AT CUSTER THE RINGLEADER,will thier ever be hope
—Guest paul nitchell

Bad conduct discharge

I was BCD for something that my husband did while I served. While I did serve my country honorably, his mess up caused me to loose my career and lively hood and the judge did not see it that way at the time. I do not feel that everyone in the military should be held accountable for the mistakes civilians do and cause the military person such harsh punishments. I was devasted by the lose of my career and time with my family. Although I divorced my then husband for those reason I still think I deserve my discharge to be upgraded.
—Guest neda

being forces out of the army lost mye5

just one question. Can i join the AGR, what step can i take to do so, do I talk to someone or email someone
—Guest jcruz1406

Oth discharge and re4 code for re enlist

I am in need in alot of help, i got discharged from the marine corps last year in october of 2010, i am trying really hard to get back in and serve my country, the only thing i did was go awol, never ever did i pop on a drug test. If anyone can help please contact me as soon as possible (760) 845-4293. I really do need help thankyou.
—Guest Ricky delatorre

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