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My question is in reference to receiving an honorable

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My question is in reference to receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps. Is it possible for the military to downgrade a honorable discharge after a DD214 has already been issued, if there was evidence of crimes punishable by the UCMJ that could be proven during the time served on active duty?
Is there a statue of limitation or does rank play a part?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Peter Griesch replied 1 year ago.

No, unless you were supposed to receive a character of service less than an honorable discharge, and received an honorable because of an administrative mistake.

Additionally, yes, there is a statute of limitations on crimes under the UCMJ, typically five years.

Thank you for your questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Even if the Government has evidence of the crime and it happened during my enlistment?
Expert:  Peter Griesch replied 1 year ago.

That's correct.

Expert:  Peter Griesch replied 1 year ago.

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