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We Can Help With Your Discharge Upgrade

Was your discharge less than optimal? Has it affected your benefits or ability to obtain jobs or otherwise negatively impacted your reputation? We can help you put together the information you need to petition your service’s discharge review board (DRB) and upgrade your discharge.

We meet with and work with veterans who are petitioning to upgrade their discharges to a more favorable characterization of service. Our attorney, Phillip Stackhouse, represents Marine and Navy veterans in their efforts with the United States Navy’s Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR), as well as the other services’ discharge review boards.

20 Years Of Experience With Military Issues

Our attorney assists service members those who have been discharged and now wish to upgrade or correct errors in their discharge. As long as your discharge was not part of a general courts-martial, the relevant DRB has the ability to review the character, reason and authority of your discharge.

The DRB may examine, change, modify or correct the characterization of service and reasons for discharge, but it does not have the authority to revoke a discharge or reinstate or recall a person who has been separated. In most cases, you need to file a petition within 15 years of your discharge.

Help For Your Discharge Review Board Case

Our attorney, a military defense lawyer with more than 20 years’ service with the Marines and another 20 years of representing service members dealing with a wide range legal matters involving investigations, disciplinary hearings, courts-martial and civilian criminal cases.

Contact Us

If you need to recharacterize your discharge by petition to a discharge review board, we can help. We have worked with veterans on their discharge upgrades from Camp Pendleton, San Diego Navy Base, across the country and around the world. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our San Diego office at 760-456-5386 or use our online contact form.