Tag: discharge upgrade

Discharge Upgrades memo gets minor update

By | 06/10/2014

Read online Print (PDF) We are replacing the 2006 memo titled “Discharge Upgrading and Discharge Review: Introductory Materials & Forms for Attorneys and Counselors” with a new version with some minor changes: new hyperlinks for external resources and re-titled “Discharge Upgrades: Introductory Material and…Read More »

Discharge Upgrades: Introductory Material and Resources for Attorneys and Counselors

By | 06/10/2014

Print version (PDF) Updated: June 2014 | Links updated July 2017   Basics of Discharge Upgrading Advocates of active-duty military members will deal with people in situations that inevitably result in the receipt of less than fully honorable discharges. There is, and always…Read More »

Navigating the VA

By | 02/26/2013

A basic guide to how the VA system works and how to get earned benefits, along with practice pointers for vets and their advocates. By Becca von Behren Whether a service member wants to stay in the military or is fighting to…Read More »

New access to old discharge upgrade manual

By | 11/28/2011

The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center at Yale has put David Addlestone’s  Military Discharge Upgrading, and Introduction to Veterans Administration Law: A Practice Manual, along with its 1990 supplement, online at http://ctveteranslegal.org/resources/. Although the manual is dated, it is still an excellent resource when…Read More »

How to get a copy of your military discharge papers (DD Form 214 or SF-180)

By | 12/08/2009

The National Archives and Records Administration Military Personnel Records Center is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Requests using DD 214 can come from…Read More »