Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Marines questions

I am stateside and have been separated since june of 2006, I

Hello sir,JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I am stateside and have been separated since june of 2006, I have done private contracting overseas for many yrs after active duty, currently hold a USCG Captains lic as well,. I am lookin into buying a house and also using post 9/11 GI bill but was informed that general under honorable conditions will not work to receive such things. My separation code is JKK , yes I realize that it was a mistake and was actually in a pastry I ate at a wake for my cousin who was KIA in the Marine Corps. Of course that doesn't change the fact I d id fail a urinalysis but can I still have it changed to a honorable?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I'm no longer active sirJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no ma'am

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

36,666 satisfied customers
A office in the USMC has taken my car without approval. I

A office in the USMC has taken my car without approval. I have reached out to them multipule times over the past 2 months but they have not return my carJA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: It was a captainJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I am a civilian in im statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: i don't know who I should talk too. I really did t want to make a big deal about it until this office would not respond and is causing great difficulties. This office is a captain I. Marine Intel. I think unit 2407JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

36,666 satisfied customers
My son was in the US Navy and served aboard the Kitty Hawk

My son was in the US Navy and served aboard the Kitty Hawk as a flight deck /aircraft rescue firefighter. He received recognition for suspending launches saving the pilot and aircraft on more then one occasion. He was commended by the ships captain and GAG. He was asked by another sailor, who was restricted to the ship to go to an ATM and get cash. My son did what he was asked and returned with the money. The restricted sailor accused him of theft. During the Court Martial, my son's JAG defense found predigest in the court. I spoke to her only once. When I tried to get more information I couldn't get in touch with her. No response from her. The restricted sailor was released from the Navy, (unknown circumstances / discharge) and moved to Texas, unknown location. My son received a BCD and was separated. His discharge was inconstant with his performance while serving. As a Marine who served in Viet Nam myself and received an Honorable Discharge, I was disappointed in CM findings especially after what I was told by his JOG Defense Officer. No further review of her contentions, no further investigation was ever done. After I retired from my Civilian career as a Law Enforcement officer for 36 years of service there is always more to the story. My Question is can anything be done to change that BCD?JA: Has anything been officially filed?Customer: No, not to my knowledge. My Father, himself a WWII Navy vet. was devastated as was my son. I am trying to figure this all out on behalf of my son. I will have to get his date of discharge but I do know it is under the 15 year limit. He is now 40 years old. Another question, in reviewing my own DD214 I found 1 personal award and 2 unit citations missing. Can you tell me who I can contact to check this out?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, it's been awhile and I had no clue as to who to talk to. No further response from his JAG defense. No idea where the other sailor is now, however as you know as BCD can be a real anchor.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this point. Nothing that I can provide.

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

36,666 satisfied customers
Can i, Can i re enlist an get a waiver for age 44 an Re 4

Can iJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: Can i re enlist an get a waiver for age 44 an Re 4 code feom usmc reserves?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No i was jn the reserves years ago an i want to change my status on my OTH for non participation in drillJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that how ever I can regain my honor iam willing to do. Iam 44yrs old an as i said i left Usmc reserves with OTH DISCHARGE AN RE4 CODE for non participation

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

36,666 satisfied customers
I was issued a oth discharge years ago. I would like to

I was issued a oth discharge years ago. I would like to upgrade it if possible.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I don't know how to contact the any longer. I was discharged in 1995JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is this out of the realm of possibilities ? I am sure they are all retired or discharged by now

Read more

Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

19,238 satisfied customers
I was wondering what I would to separate oconus, Overseas,

I was wondering what I would to separate oconusJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: OverseasJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes I have and I have talked to the career planner as wellJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have a job offer to work in Japan which is why it would be easier for me to seperate oconus

Read more

Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

19,238 satisfied customers
I was in the 3 Marine Division in Okinawa (1970) i got sent

I was in the 3 Marine Division in Okinawa (1970) i got sent to Vietnam TAD (Temporary Additional Duty) with MACV (Marine Advisory Command). I discharged (honorable as E-5) in 1972 and had no need to apply for anything at the VA until recently, I got a copy of my DD-214 and there is nothing on it about my time in Vietnam. Do you have any advice on how to go about rectifying that?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Last week I went to a VA office with by DD-214 and they did not know what to do... I am curious, why did you say chain of command?? I have been out for 45 years!JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

36,666 satisfied customers
I have 23 years approved retirement date in April 2017. I

I have 23 years approved retirement date in April 2017. I had back surgery 4 months after my approved retirement date. Now they are talking of doing a second back surgery and Limted Duty leading to med board. Am I better off just going through with the regular retirement and VA. Or the Med Board. I am in no rush to retire either way.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

36,666 satisfied customers
I have 24 years in the military and am eligible for

I have 24 years in the military and am eligible for retirement. I failed a UA. If a separation board decides to separate me or court marshal finds me guilty, will I lose my retirement and VA benefits?

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

36,666 satisfied customers
View more military law questions
In The News