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.
I am in the army national guard and I have NOT been to basic
I am in the army national guard and I have NOT been to basic training yet. I told my Sgts and commander way before that I wanted to be discharged and because it was heavily stressing me out and that it was making my mental health worse. They refused to tell me about the "within 45 days of shippment you can't discharge" until it was the 42 day, after I continuously asked them.I did not show up for drill and the commander has been calling threatening to put a warrant for my arrest. I'm really scared and don't know what to do, I have talked to many people about it who are semi knowledgable and every answer involves them not doing anything because I haven't been to basic training, but I'm not so sure anymore. I don't want to be in the military's and I don't want to go to jail. When I told them about it making my mental illnesses worse, they continued to ignore me and dismiss it.
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
I'm a member of the Indiana Army National Guard with 8 years
I'm a member of the Indiana Army National Guard with 8 years service. I moved to Michigan 3 years ago with the intention of transferring right when I moved. My unit kept delaying the transfer over and over again for no real reason. To take Friday before and Monday after drill off work to drive down to sit on a drill floor and do absolutely nothing is not only a drain on my finances, but a huge inconvenience to my employer, as I'm one of 6 people who work there and it's hard to delay work until I get back to do my certain job.Now here is my question. I know if I go AWOL, Indiana will put out a traffic warrant for me. I haven't ever been pulled over in my life, so I'm almost willing to bet I won't get pulled over in the next six months. How long will it take the INARNG to discharge me and close that warrant? Will Michigan proactively come search me out at my house on that Indiana warrant?
DD-256 under medical psychiatric conditions. I need benefits
DD-256 under medical psychiatric conditions. I need benefits do I qualify?JA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not obtained or spoken with an attorneyJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I was given a DD-256 under psychiatric conditions. What will it take for me to receive benefits? I was discharged for under conditions after the Viet-Nam warJA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Anything else I can tell the Military Lawyer before I connect you two?Customer: No miss you have been helpful. Thank youJA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and connect you two.