I was Chapter 61, forced medical retirement
with 19 years, 4 months and 26 days active in 2000. My prior PEB in 1991, classified me, "fit for military service" iaw AR 635-40. My doctor, initiated an MEB that followed to a PEB and the military retirement. I did not want this action to take place.
Looking for criminal activity on the doctor, who initiated the MEB, I discovered the doctor was born in Scotland, got his medical degree from London, England and had a civilian contract with the Army
to provide medical care for the Army.
AR 40-400 hints (chapters 5 and 7) the physician requirements for MEB initiation must be from a physician in the military. The forms signed in the MEB process, includes the grade of the physician. My doctor also never listed his grade when signing any forms.
Can a civilian doctor initiate an MEB? Can I sue the service for wrongful discharge
16 years later for back-pay and hardships of losing career and retirement due to Concurrent Receipt laws (I am 100% disabled now)? If I cannot sue, can my spouse sue as a dependent?
The ABCMR is currently looking at my case, but I have little trust they will help my case by changing my retirement date.