Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law
Depends...depends on the process that the service member is going through.
If this is a case where a service member has an injury that is caused by or aggravated by their service, there is a formal process that must be undertaken to allow a discharge.
This process is called a MEB (Medical Evaluation Board) and includes several parts, including an examination and rating (rating to determine the level of disability)
Typically the entire process for a MEB is 3-6 months, depending on the complexity. They can take more time...it is rare they take less.
Can they be "sped up"?
Sure...to some degree. But that is limited, since they process involves not only the command (direct command) of the service member, but also the service (so, for example, in the Army
, Headquarters Army).
SO it really is not something that the local command can "speed up" much.
And, frankly, you do not want this rushed...if the service member is going through a MEB, you want them to be through...to take their time and get it right since the service member may receive compensation based on the MEB