Military Defense Supports USPHS Members at the 56th Annual Scientific & Training Symposium

Military Defense will be available to meet with COA members at the upcoming 56th annual Scientific & Training Symposium. ( The 56th annual meeting of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service (COA) will be meeting May 8th – 11th, 2023 at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Captain Karen Munoz’s Performance “We fight too/!”

Military Defense provides USPHS members with with legal representation for concerns regarding promotions, readiness, special pay, involuntary retirement board, records corrections in addition to EEO and MEB concerns. We understand the unique needs of Commissioned Corps Officers and have a USPHS focused area of our practice dedicated to being there for you, when you have been there for us.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

Law Offices of David P. Sheldon and the Military Defense Team


Navy Upgrades Discharge to Honorable in Board of Record Correction Decision

The Law Offices forwarded the decision from Board for Correction of Naval Records where the board found in the officer’s favor and granted the decision to upgrade the records to reflect Honorable. The decision removed the narrative reason for the discharge from Misconduct to Secretarial Authority, removing the RE-4 enlistment code and substituting an RE-1A.


Words can not express how grateful I am. I am so happy I found you and we got this outcome. This news is life altering and I’m so happy. I’m so grateful for all your hard work and effort. This is a huge win for us all. I thank you for your understanding and wisdom and patience. Not everyone was willing to give me a chance to tell my story. Your law firm let me have a voice again. I’m so glad you were in my corner and your knowledge and expertise lead us here. I’m so proud and so grateful! You guys are making a difference every day with the work you do. It’s so honorable and I’m so happy for us all. Thank you, thank you, Thank you!!!


Testimonial: “If you are a veteran who has been wrongfully discharged, these are the people you need to speak with.”

As a veteran who was wrongfully discharged from the military, the best thing that could have happened to me post-separation was getting in touch with David and his team. I was told I failed a urinalysis test which resulted in a loss of my GI bill and other benefits. After meeting with David and receiving a date in an appeals court, David managed to argue my case resulting in the clearing of any wrongdoing and a discharge upgrade to honorable. Today, I am a full time college student using my GI bill and other benefits. If you are a veteran who has been wrongfully discharged, these are the people you need to speak with.

C. K.  E-3, United States Navy

Testimonial: “I would highly recommend David P. Sheldon.”

After my son’s Other than Honorable discharge for something he didn’t do, we turned to David Sheldon and his team. Not only were they helpful in correcting the “wrong” that was done, David and team were patient, communicative, and responsive. I would highly recommend using David Sheldon. He was worth every penny!

T. K., Parent of Navy Service Member