International Discharge Upgrades Lawyer
Current or former service members may apply to have errors or injustices in their military records corrected.
If there is a mistake or injustice in your military record or discharge, the Law Offices of David P. Sheldon, in Washington, D.C., can pursue the administrative remedy necessary to correct your record.
We can also, if necessary, take your case to the Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR) or the Discharge Review Board (DRB).
For more information or a free consultation with an experienced national and international military defense lawyer, contact us online or by calling 202-552-0018 or 877-314-1665 toll free.
BCMR Requests | DRB Upgrades
Military records corrections are possible, but requests must follow specific timelines and guidelines that our attorney can walk you through:
- BCMR requests. Requests to the BCMR should be submitted within three years of when the mistake or injustice was discovered or should have been discovered. However, the BCMR can waive this three-year limit in the interest of justice.
- DRB upgrades. Amendments to a discharge from each service's DRB can be requested for up to 20 years from the date of the discharge. Such amendments can only affect the type of discharge or the reason for the discharge; they cannot correct other mistakes or injustices. The DRB has the authority to upgrade discharges, change separation codes, reinstate service members to active duty and award back pay.
Because both BCMR requests and DRB upgrades are complicated and time-consuming, it is always best to retain an experienced military records correction lawyer to assist you in the process.
David P. Sheldon | Experienced National Correction of Military Records Attorney
Attorney David P. Sheldon has more than 20 years of experience as a military defense attorney, both inside and outside the armed forces.
Mr. Sheldon is one of only a few military defense attorneys in the United States with experience in military records correction processes, and he is happy to serve current and former military members in their military records matters, wherever they live or are stationed.
Retain Mr. Sheldon, and he will:
- Review your military record
- Collect evidence regarding the mistake or injustice being corrected
- Use the Freedom of Information Act to search for records that support your claim
- Submit the petition and supporting memo and documentation on your behalf
- Prepare a rebuttal to unfavorable advisory opinions issued by the board
- Represent you at any personal appearance
- If necessary, appeal your case to the U.S. Court of Claims or the U.S. District Court
Serving Service Members in the U.S. and Abroad | Free Consultation
The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon represents U.S. Military clients across the country and in foreign lands. For more information or a free consultation with an experienced military defense lawyer, contact us online or by calling 202-552-0018 or 877-314-1665 toll free.