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How do I demonstrate it does not warrant separation? I was not informed by my 1SG. I was told me meet my commander at our MPD building and 2 minutes before he walked me to ACAP he told me I was getting chaptered. When I was there I a retiring E6 that was EO thought this was wrong and I should talk to legal and IG about it. Later on I completed everything I was told too once I understood everything.
I have some SNCOs and NCOs and some officers that could write me character witness letters to show support for me staying in.
I got a summarized art 15 the 1st week of May for failing to report to PT. 2 years ago I got a PL40 (I think it is an administrative action not technically an art 15). Sept 2009 in a completely different unit I got a field grade when I was a E5 for using a government travel card to pay my cell phone bill. I was honest about it and the LTC in the other unit sealed it. But on ERB it shows DOR for SGT Dec 06 and DOR for SPC Sep 2009. I been in the Active service since Jan 2004. 12 years reserve before that.
A friend told me I could do a plea bargain where I offered to not do the separation board in return for an honorable. does that usually work?
2nd, I am stationed in S. Korea, is there a place where I can hire a lawyer here?
the Other than Honorable has to approved by a CG also from what I understand also. So it is hard to get an honorable from a board if I were to take it to the panel?
will it effect my VA disability claim having a general discharge?
Since I been here three years I have even gotten the BDE commanders coin but he just recently left and he knew me by name.
The BN commander I think will just go with whatever recommendation is listed. Does it help to talk to the BN commaner and possiblity the BDE commander? I know the BDE commander is ususally the approving authority with general and above.
does my time in service help, hurt me or is it indifferent in this case? I have 22 years in federal service, almost 11 years active with my credit for reserve time. How much do you think it would cost to win a case like this?
how does a general effect my unemployment benifits?
Thank you for your help.
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