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If a person gets an honorable discharge from 8+ years of

If a person gets an honorable discharge from 8+ years of active duty service and receives a 50% disability rating from the VA and goes into the guard but receives an OTH (or worse) from Guard service, will they lose their disability compensation?

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I was separated from the service with an OTH and RE4 code. I

Hello, I was separated from the service with an OTH and RE4 code. I hooked up with a female from my unit and she accused me of rape and assault. Both charges were dismissed by the service without prejudice. I was honest in my statements to investigators and told them it was not a rape or an assault but that something did happen. This was taken as admission of guilt and the only charge I was actually convicted and discharged of was failure to obey a lawful order. Does this seem reversible?

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In 1993 while serving as an officer in the military I was

In 1993 while serving as an officer in the military I was accused of a crime but never convicted. However because I was an officer I was charged with adultery. After 23+ years with no criminal record this incident showed up as I was clearing customs. I'm looking into the process to get this expunged.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: stateside. I'm no longer in the militaryJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: no I have been out of the military for 22 years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I need help! I have just been relieved from BN CMD. i

I need help! I have just been relieved from BN CMD. i attained a lawyer to help write my rebuttal and a legal OPIN. According to sworn statements in the 15-6 d my key leaders conspired to make me fail as early as 60 days after i took command. Unfortunately, The independant legal review found the 15-6 to be legally insufficient. However, my BDE CDR still recommended my relief based on the IOs findings. I am confident none of the allegations are true and i have served extremely well as a battalion commander. I reported the mutinous actions to my BDE CDR, but, I was relieved instead. I feel as though I have been brutally raped, reported to leadership, punished for reporting and my attackers rewarded.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: 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

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I was in the National Guard and was a recruiting assistant

I was in the National Guard and was a recruiting assistant for the recruiting program during 2007-2008.Im not in the NG anymore. Been out since 2009. I received and emailed saying to contact the agent on the case. I called him and he wants to get CID In the state where I currently live in to come interview me. Should I be worried? Should I have a lawyer present? Is there a statute of limitations? They said they spoke to the receipts and only one remembered me cause we meet in school. I honestly didn't keep records of anyone I recruited and don't remember them. I know I have not done anything wrong but this is my first time in trouble like this and I am trying to get promoted at my job. I don't want this to affect my career and family.

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I am currently active duty navy and i didn't disclose i had

I am currently active duty navy and i didn't disclose i had been hospitalized for mental health prior to joining, i believe i was misdiagnosed and one i removed all medication i was healthy and happy and all that good stuff. 6 months into the navy i was raped, i reported it and when i sought counsel on the ship i am currently stationed he said i was in part to blame so i never returned. Recently i took too much of medication i was legally prescribed and it caused my blood pressure to drop forcing me to be admitted to the hospital. Without any options for treatment my command is recommending me to administratively separated. They don't think I'm fit to be in but i strongly disagree, i am a go above and beyond sailor. There has been no evaluation, i haven't gotten any counseling accept to tell me i may be separated. Can they withhold all my benefits?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: The counselor mentioned erroneous enlistmentJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Im stained in San diego CAJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: *stationed

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I'm trying to help my friend gather information

I'm trying to help my friend gather information for a characterization upgrade to an OTR. The incident happened over 26 years ago. He has dealt with depression over what seems to be an unethical application of the Chapter 10 option. (In my opinion.) He was charged with rape. I've read the testimonies and statements. He has finally seen the CID report and the results are 'no weapon found,' 'no fluid,' 'no fibers,' and there are no polygraph results anywhere. The accuser contradicted herself 100% in a sworn statement or testimony and admitted she had blackouts, was admitted into rehab and some kind of 'center' before she joined the military for her issues. He knew he was innocent but the military said "sign this or we're sending you to prison." It is his word against the word of those at the time and of course the board will not upgrade because "it's not on paper that he was coerced into signing." Just hoping to find some helpful case law or something.

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My son has a (hip and leg) stress fracture. He was in FTU

My son has a (hip and leg) stress fracture. He was in FTU and did not even make it to basic yet. They now have him in rehab, he does not feel it is getting any better. They will not medically release him, but are telling him that after he heals, he can quit. That will make it dishonorable and will effect the rest of his life. How can he get out without a dishonorable discharge and be able to return to a military field after he is healed?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No. Do I need to?JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: This is my first experience with any of this, I think that nutshells what I have been told by my sonJA: OK. Got it. 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 then connect you two.

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I am in ait. and i am on active duty contarct i went awol

i am in ait. and i am on active duty contarct i went awol for a week and a half and have started my packet for a chapter 14 i am also pending ucmj . what does this mean for me?

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