Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law
Depends on the type of chapter. IF they are trying to give him an "other than honorable" conditions discharge
for misconduct? I would fight that. What you describe, he does not deserve an OTH discharge...and, more important, if he is discharged with an OTH he will loose VA benefits
. What you describe he has some military related health issues...I would sure fight to keep that benefit. And before they can award an OTH they must give him a hearing and an attorney to help him at the hearing. So he really can fight.
If they are going to chapter him for a general discharge?
Not so big a deal...since with a general discharge he can still qualify for VA benefits (except for the GI Bill
I would still fight...but when they propose to award a general discharge, the soldier
no longer rates a hearing...so they have to make the fight "on paper"...still, he can make his case and request to remain in.
BotXXXXX XXXXXne: What you describe your son has grounds to fight this...how he fights depends on what type of discharge they are trying to give him.