Discharge Upgrades & Military Record Changes
Step-by-Step Guide: How To Apply for a Discharge Upgrade
Discharge Upgrade Basics
DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents
Discharge Conditions: How to Request Review
When a member of the Armed Forces is released from their obligation to serve, he or she receives a formal discharge which is identified on the DD-214 Certificate of Release or other separation documents. There are five ways to characterize a discharge:
• General (under honorable conditions);
Free Help Filing for a Discharge Upgrade or Appealing Vet Benefits Denial
The Veterans Consortium believes that our Veterans deserve the benefits and compensation they were promised, and the best legal services free of charge to meet their challenges and needs. These services are provided worldwide and are 100% free to veterans.
DoD Memorandum Clarifying Guidance to Discharge Review Boards Considering Requests for Discharge Modifications Due to Mental Health Conditions, TBI, Sexual Assault, or Sexual Harassment
On August 25, 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued the Kurta Memo. The memo gave clear guidance to Military Discharge Review Boards (DRB) and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) on discharge upgrade applications. Specifically, the memo talked about applications for a change of a discharge due to:
Get free appeal help to the CAVC from the Veterans Consortium
Help with Discharge Upgrades and VA benefit denials from the BVA (a high-level appeal).
Army Board for Correction of Military Records
The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide
Army Discharge Review Board
The Board reviews discharges of former soldiers, except those given by reason of a sentence of a General Court Martial or over 15 years since discharge. The purpose of the review is to determine if the discharge was granted in a proper manner.