Grade Determination Board

Grade determination boards – particularly for service members preparing to retire, almost any record of substantiated misconduct in your personnel file will be reviewed by a grade determination board, which will decide if you deserve to retire at the grade you currently hold. Frequently, those with a history of substantiated misconduct are administratively reduced to a lower rank, resulting in a lower retirement pension. Over time, this loss can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

I believe I was so happy after the results were given to me that I probably forgot to thank all of you for wonderfully taking care of my case. I really don’t think this would have been possible without your dedication and the professional relationship between the two of you. You gave me back 17.5 years of my life and I don’t have any words to say how much I appreciate all you did for me and my family. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

- PO1 L.R.