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I was wondering how a Admin Sep would take to get done due

Hello, i was wondering how long a Admin Sep would take to get done due to my injury I suffered earlier in my life, i''m a Marine and looking at a Admin Sep for refusing surgery.. I don't know how long it will take, also Im either getting a general or honorable discharge, nothing negative about my situation. Thank youJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes of courseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you

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I am one day short of being eligible for a good conduct

I am one day short of being eligible for a good conduct medal for service in the USMC. Not because of any infraction or disciplinary action, but because my discharge date was moved up one day. Is there anything i can do?

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How are you tonight? Can't complain. :) I'm a Veteran,

How are you tonight?JA: I'm good. And you?Customer: Can't complain. :)JA: Are you overseas or stateside? Glad to hear it. How can we be of help?Customer: I'm a Veteran, separated in 1982. StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Not since 1982JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Looking for Reinstatement to Petty Officer 2nd class for personal reasons.

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I am currently in the Navy and still in my first enlistment.

Hello,I am currently in the Navy and still in my first enlistment. I have served roughly 3yrs and 4 months of my 4 year enlistment (which will end in November 2016). I am possibly facing an Admin Separation because failing the PFA (the BCA part of it, not the sit-ups, push-ups, and run part).Under the MILPERSMAN 1910-170 instruction (and if I have read it correctly), I could still receive a Honorable discharge. From how I read it, if you have no misconduct or "poor performance", you can still get honorable. I have received my Good Conduct, I have no counseling chits, no DRB's, etc, and haven't nothing related to a "poor performance".I guess what I am trying to find out is....if this is true? What Type discharge I will receive?

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I am an Active Duty soldier in AIT graduating this week. I

I am an Active Duty soldier in AIT graduating this week. I had gone on Holiday Block Leave in December. We were authorized leave from 17th December till 2nd January. I had filled out my leave form requesting leave till December 26th. I wanted to save my leave. After I reached my hometown I extended my leave till the 2nd. I returned on the 2nd within the time we ere asked to come back. I had misunderstood the restrictions of Holiday Block Leave. To my understanding we could take leave during the entire block and the leave from we filled was for calculating future leave. This is also my very first experience of taking leave in the Army.When I got back on the 2nd, I was told I was AWOL. I told my Platoon Sergeant I had no idea I was AWOL and if they had contacted me I would have returned as soon as possible. They had me fill out my phone number, the address I was staying at and an emergency point of contact number almost a month prior to leaving for Holiday Block Leave. Obviously they had these numbers when I in processed as I filled them out then too.I was given a Company Grade Article 15 recommending UCMJ action against me. This happened about 4 weeks ago. I am only now flagged according to my ERB with code AA. The command waited all this time to process an inquiry in the week I graduate.My Platoon Sergeant said I will have a hearing with the First Sergeant and Commander sometime in after graduation week. MY PCS orders have been cancelled due to the flag. I had been following up with my Platoon Sergeant ever since the first week I got back which was when I was given the Article 15 but he each time said he did not know what was going on.I have had no negative counselings in BCT and AIT prior to this incident. I am on track to get "Honor Grad" but cannot receive it because of the Article 15. I m in the process of getting good conduct statements from my Instructors and my Platoon Sergeant The Article 5 and the lack of communication from my leaders and command has caused me a lot of stress. The Platoon Sergeant said the Commander would reduce me in rank and give me extra duty because of this.Can they do this to me because of this situation? I know the provisions exist for such punishments in a Company Grade Article 15. I feel like I am being made an example of because somebody in Battalion found about me being "AWOL" during HBL. This was implied in the first week I got back.What should my next step be ? Can I challenge this decision if made as too harsh a punishment?

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I would rather not use my name at this point, but my issue

Customer: I would rather not use my name at this point, but my issue is this. 0n 18 December 2014 I received a GOMOR that was supposed to be filed in my OMPF. This never happened. On 4 December 2015 my 1SG falsified a Disqualification of the Good Conduct Medal and directed it be uploaded into my OMPF. I reported this to my chain of command and now the onus is no me to have the falsified document removed from my file. The 1SG suspected there was a GOMOR in my official file and the Company CDR conducted a legal review. Based on his inquiry the local JAG stated they had the GOMOR on file and subsequently had it uploaded into my OMPF without my knowledge. The JAG stated they handled these actions for the chain of command. At this point I am trying to appeal a QMP Board and two derogatory documents were uploaded in less than a month. Can the JAG just upload this document a year later without command guidance, and are they authorized to upload any document without going through the G1. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: This same JAG allowed prosecutoral misconduct when a military prosecutor elicited false testimony from a witness against me. 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: OK. 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 4 years 7 months on a five year contract. I was discharged

I served 4 years 7 months on a five year contract. I was discharged with a OTH that was upgraded to a General under honorable. I applied for Chapter 33 GI Bill and was denied on the basis that my characterization of service wasn't honorable. I'm currently using all other forms of VA benefits though. I also a good conduct medal which during a request to further explain i specifically asked about. That's when they said that even though I have a good conduct medal my characterization of service wasn't honorable.

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Had a summery court martial in 1997, charges dismissed. charges still show up when I get f

had a summery court martial in 1997, charges dismissed. charges still show up when I get finger printed. I am trying to get cid to remove them but they probably wont because I was labeled on a large investigation back then. it does state that there was no conviction of any kind. how can this be removed I am in law enforcement now 16 yrs later but it is still embarrassing. I received an Honorable Discharge,good conduct Medal etc..

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Why did this marine get a Medical Discharge from the

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPVdVw5XaPw Why did this marine get a Medical Discharge from the Marine Corps while being COURT MARTIALED for failing to obey a lawful order and violating Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice???? A rank was taken away and he was Medically retired???? I serve Honorably and get hurt in the line of duty, with NO bad conduct my whole enlistment and don't get a medical discharge!!! Am I the only one that thinks this is wrong?? I fought for a year just to get my Honorable Discharge that I deserved because they gave me a General Under Honorable Discharge for getting hurt in the line of duty which caused me to be unable to perform my duties as an 0311!!! I am still waiting to hear back, what percentage they have evaluated me at for VA Disability, which will also be over a year of waiting. They separated me 2 days before I would of been promoted to E4, Corporal, and 4 days before my 3 year mark which would of given me 100% of the Post 9/11 Bill and my Good Conduct Award. I now know that it was all done on purpose after finding out that they found there was NO reason why they should of given me an Admin General Under Honorable Discharge due to medical reasons but medical reason are not service connected. Even though I was hurt while doing advanced training for my Unit. The injury I received has directly affected my everyday life since the day that I separated from the Corps in 2010!

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