In the 80's I was in USN rank R4. I was abused by my spouse, taken to ER, and afterward my ship. Afterward I had to retrieve my 6 mo. old daughter from foster care and requested leave
to take my daughter to safety at my parents before spouse was released from brig as he threatened both our lives. Leave was denied and I and my retired msgt father felt there was no recourse but for me to risk AWOL
for her safety. I took her to my parents, settled her in and turned myself in at Pearl Harbor. I was stationed at Point Loma. At court martial
, I was stripped of rank and recieved general under honorable discharge
. VA mental health is just now recovering the extent of trauma both my spouse and the Navy
's treatment afterwards have caused. Is it possible to get it overturned and reinstate my rank?
JA: Has anything been officially filed?
Customer: Not since the incident, but I am seeing VA mental health
JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?
Customer: I have not been in the service for 20 some years and wouldn't know who to contact.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?