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I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I

I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I joined the US Army in 1997. I was victim of racial discrimination, which caused me to leave the Army, under Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. For over 20 years I never used my military status. The racism from military experience was too traumatic for me to relive. I am more mature and a lot wiser than the helpless person who encountered racism as 24 years old. I am seeking an expert who can help upgrade my military discharge from Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. I can better articulate the racial discrimination that I have avoided over the past 20 years. Quick history, in 1996, I interned as a US Customs Special Agent in 1996. I wanted to become a US Special Agent. I enrolled with the US Army, as a Specialist (E4), because of my college degree. As part of military enrollment contract, the USA Army agreed to pay off my college loans. MY MOS was military intelligence, 98K, signals interceptor. After basic training, I went to Pensacola, FL Naval training station. Within five minutes of meeting my training Drill Sergeant, he told me that he did not respect me and not to expect the other training officers to obey me. I told him within a couple of months, I had to attend my wedding, which was schedule before joining the Army. My Drill Sergeant did not allow me to train. My training consisted of study from classwork as a 98K student. I played college football at Rutgers. I was not fat, but, I also did not meet US military weight and height regulations. My classroom instructor expressed concern with me not being allowed to train. I always past my physical training (PT) test. Yet, instead of training for 98K classwork, I was always doing PT. I do not remember the details, I was placed on a punishment, where I had to signing on a sheet, located in my barracks, every hour on the hour. The last sign-in, I was late as a result of the extra PT and eating dinner late. My Drill Sergeant wait for me, as though he intended or expected me to fail. My Drill Sergeant told me, he “got me.” He then told me that I would not be attending my wedding, which was two days from me missing the sign-in. I called my local US Congresswoman about the matter the next day. I was told there was short notice for any decision to occur. I went to my wedding on Friday and returned on Sunday. I received an Article 15 and I was told that I would be losing my top secret security clearance. I told the commander I did not agree with the decision because of the ethical dilemma of having to choose between my wedding and a punishment that I should never been punish for. Again, I do not remember specifically what I did to receive sign-in punishment. I told my commander that I would like to use the next level down clearance, “secret” for a military police contract. I was told a new MOS was chosen for me, in Kentucky's Armory as a tank mechanic. When I arrived in Kentucky, I demand being release from my Army contract. After my commanding officer reviewed my military records from military intelligence, I was told that I was process for a new MOS as the wrong form of punishment. A Drill Sergeant advised me to go AWOL, since it was Peace Time. Before being instructed to go AWOL, I was approved for an Honorable discharge. Because of the emotional stress, I listed to one of my Drill Sergeant, who told me that my previous training station treated me wrong and I should never have lost my top secret security clearance. I want to upgrade my discharge and received all of my US military benefits based on racial discrimination from the US Army.

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My name is ***** *****. I have a army discharge record of my

Customer: My name is ***** *****. I have a army discharge record of my father's and I was wondering what the reason for discharge codes meant that are listed on the record. The record is for an honorable discharge. He served in the korean war and is now passed away since 1999. The codes are: SR 615-363-5 sec III, SR 615-360-5, and SPN-04-PETS (sec 38). What exactly do these mean? JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: MORE information? JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Military Law Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: sure JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I served 30 days in the US Army in 1982. I was diagnosed with pneumonia during basic training. I was not allowed to rest for the prescribed period as stated by a US Army Doctor. I was sent home under the T.D.P. General discharge whicj I would like to chage to honorable. Would I qualify for anything?

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got an honorable discharge from the us army reserve in oct.

got an honorable discharge from the us army reserve in oct. 1982 so i could go into the USMC. spent 11 yrs and got an oth. can i use my army discharge or on of my 2 honorable re-enlistment discharges from the USMC to receive any va bebefits

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hello. my name isXXXXX was chapterd out for pt failure

hello. my name isXXXXX was chapterd out for pt failure and depression, I received a honorable discharge under general status I was told that after a year of waiting I could change it due to no article 15 or anything else bad on my record to a Honorable discharge. I filled out the form dd 149 and sent to the army review board and they sent it back saying I had to contact Az NG first. but did not tell me who to contact or what branch I need to contact. can you help

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Hello, I was a Captain in the [state withheld] Army National

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My son is a last year cadet at a four year private university.

My son is a last year cadet at a four year private university. Do to conflict on class scheduling between a nursing class and rotc class he did not pass Nursing and was dismissed from the nursing program after four years. His rotc colonel was the colonel from hell. Threaten him that his rotc class was more important than nursing and threaten his army career. Well he went to the ROTC class instead of nursing class. He has one more semester to finish a degree in Theology. His request has been sent to brigade. He is finish with all his cadet requirements but degree. His college time at school has be very stressful and my son has serious mental issues. He is afraid to get metal health help and being let out of rotc and pay back big private collage debit. He is seriously depressed. What do you think will happen do that I the ROTC may not except degree in Theology?

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My son is in the Army and facing a General with Honorable Discharge

My son is in the Army and facing a General with Honorable Discharge due to an incident in which he admittedly engaged in an adulterous affair for 3 days. His wife discovered the affair and he stopped having anything to do with this other woman. Unfortunately in her anger she posted this information on facebook in which his ex-wife got the posting and sent it to his Commander. My son and his wife have been going to counseling and are still together. An investigation was done and the Army has decided to discharge him. He has 9 yrs with the Army. Is there anyway to fight the discharge. He has already written letters had some help from JAG to no avail. He has commendations from all of the Commanders he has worked under since he began his service. Since his current wife does want to save the marriage she has also written letters asking them to reconsider.

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