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About that error in your military records: How do you fix it?

Imagine this obviously frightening and even harrowing scenario: While perusing your DD Form 214 and other discharge-related documents following termination of your military service and while readying your resume for civilian employment, you find one or more material errors that convey adverse personal information.

Can an informal Physical Evaluation Board evaluation be appealed?

The answer to the headline question posed above is that, yes, an informal military Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) determination may be appealed by a servicemember who disagrees with findings that materially affect his or her military career.

Pentagon ordered to take steps to guard routines and identities

When an enlisted man or woman is given an order, he or she is expected to abide by it. There are any number of reasons why orders are given and a surprising number of reasons why an enlisted individual might defy any given order. It is important to understand that failure to follow orders could result in significant consequences under military law. Most enlisted individuals understand this, but it can sometimes be difficult to follow orders that are not specific and precise in nature.

Cadet issue: contesting a military disenrollment decision

One way for a would-be commissioned military officer to attain that status is to gain admission to and graduate from one of the nation’s prestigious military academies. Another is to participate in the military’s college-based program known as the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (more commonly referred as ROTC).

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