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You may strongly want to consider hiring a discharge upgrade lawyer to increase your chances of obtaining an upgrade to an Honorable Discharge.


Why Hire A Military Discharge Upgrade Lawyer?

If you have received a less-than-honorable discharge from the military and believe that your discharge characterization is unfair or unjust, it is crucial to consult with an experienced military discharge upgrade lawyer. At Military Veterans Law Center, our dedicated team of attorneys specializes in military law and has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in discharge upgrade cases.

A less-than-honorable discharge can have a significant impact on various aspects of your life. It can limit your employment opportunities, affect your eligibility for certain benefits, and tarnish your reputation. However, there is hope. With the assistance of a skilled discharge upgrade lawyer, you may be able to upgrade your discharge characterization and regain the benefits and opportunities that were lost.

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Our Approach

At Military Veterans Law Center, we understand the complexities involved in military discharge upgrade cases. Our team of lawyers has a deep understanding of military regulations, policies, and procedures, as well as the factors considered in discharge upgrade decisions. We will carefully review your military records, the circumstances surrounding your discharge, and any other relevant evidence to build a compelling case for upgrading your discharge characterization.

Our lawyers will work closely with you to understand your unique situation and goals. We will gather all necessary documents, including service records, evaluations, and witness statements, to present a comprehensive and persuasive argument in favor of an upgrade. We will also explore any mitigating factors, such as changes in your personal circumstances or evidence of meritorious service since your discharge, that can strengthen your case.

Our team is committed to providing personalized attention and support throughout the discharge upgrade process. We will guide you through each step, from filing the necessary paperwork to representing you in front of the Discharge Review Board (DRB) or the Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR). Our attorneys have extensive experience in advocating for clients on these administrative boards and will present your case with professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to securing a favorable outcome.

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Why Choose Us:

Choosing the right military discharge upgrade lawyer is crucial to the success of your case. At Military Veterans Law Center, we offer unique advantages that set us apart:

  1. Experience and Expertise: Our attorneys have years of experience specializing in military law and discharge upgrade cases. We are well-versed in the intricacies of the military justice system and have a deep understanding of the factors considered in discharge upgrade decisions.
  2. Knowledge of Regulations and Procedures: We stay up to date with the latest changes in military regulations, policies, and procedures governing discharge upgrade cases. Our lawyers know how to navigate the administrative boards, build persuasive arguments, and present compelling evidence to maximize your chances of success.
  3. Track Record of Success: Our firm has a proven track record of achieving positive outcomes for clients seeking discharge upgrades. We have helped numerous service members upgrade their discharges, restoring their benefits, employment prospects, and personal reputations.
  4. Compassionate and Client-Focused Approach: We understand the emotional toll that a less-than-honorable discharge can have on your life. Our attorneys are committed to providing compassionate and client-focused representation. We will listen to your story, address your concerns, and work diligently to achieve the best possible result for you.

Contact Us Today

If you are seeking a discharge upgrade from the military, don’t face the process alone. Contact Military Veterans Law Center today to schedule a confidential consultation with a skilled military discharge upgrade lawyer. We will review your case, explain your options, and guide you through the complex process of seeking a discharge upgrade. Your future is too important to leave to chance. Let us fight for the upgrade you deserve.

An Honorable Discharge is the highest level of discharge available to a military member. It honors a military person who has distinguished himself or herself. Those who obtain an Honorable Discharge will be entitled to all of the privileges and benefits that veterans are entitled to.

Employers will see a person with a General, Under Honorable Conditions discharge as having potential disciplinary and behavioral issues. As a result, most businesses would see someone with a General discharge negatively. Furthermore, if you were discharged with a General discharge, you would lose several benefits, including the GI Bill. If you were discharged with a General discharge, you have the right to have your discharge reviewed by your service’s Discharge Review Board (DRB). You should seriously consider hiring a discharge upgrade lawyer to boost your chances of receiving an Honorable Discharge.

Potential employers will see a person dismissed with an Other Than Honorable (OTH) as having significant difficulties with discipline and conduct. As a result, most, if not all, companies would avoid employing these persons, making it impossible to obtain meaningful employment. Furthermore, those discharged with an OTH will forfeit considerable benefits. If you have been dismissed with this form of discharge, you may believe that the government has taken advantage of you or tricked you. You may, however, seek review from your service’s Discharge Review Board (DRB). You should seriously consider hiring a discharge upgrade lawyer to improve your chances of receiving an upgrade. A discharge upgrade lawyer may be able to upgrade you from an OTH to an Honorable in some instances. In other circumstances, you may only be able to receive an OTH to General upgrade. Brett O’Brien, a discharge upgrade lawyer, will argue for the highest feasible discharge level. Each instance will be different. Even if you can only be upgraded to a General (rather than an Honorable), it is crucial to remember that there are several perks that you may gain with a General that you cannot otherwise achieve with an OTH.

Punitive discharges include those for bad behavior, dishonorable discharges, and dismissal discharges. Employers will stigmatize and view these individuals negatively. The DRB can enhance bad-conduct discharges after a special court-martial conviction. However, discharges resulting from a general court-martial conviction are not eligible for an upgrade by the DRB. You must apply to the Board for Correction of Military Records if you obtained a general court-martial discharge or if you wish to convert your discharge to or from medical retirement or medical discharge.

When the service member has fewer than six months of service, this sort of discharge is utilized. While this discharge is not legally an adverse finding, it might result in stigma since the service member may be perceived as lacking the capacity and/or willingness to complete basic training. Although it is difficult to upgrade these discharges, it is possible.


There are several reasons why you might want to revise a discharge. Some of these reasons are listed below:

  • Improved career or job opportunities;
  • Increased educational advantages;
  • To alleviate problems throughout the security clearance application procedure;
  • To rebuild your reputation;
  • To find work at the federal or state level;
  • To be eligible for Veteran’s Affairs benefits; and/or
  • To be compensated for service-related illnesses and injuries.

Your negative discharge ranking might have an unfavorable impact on all of the above-mentioned factors. As a result, it is critical that you aim to receive the greatest discharge possible in order to guarantee that you set yourself up for future success in terms of your job and capacity to obtain benefits.

Your service record, or Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 or NGB-22 if in the National Guard), should show the highest degree of honorable discharge attainable. Those who leave the military with anything other than an Honorable Discharge generally face fewer career opportunities and decreased or canceled benefits.

Many veterans seeking upgrades have gone on to live outstanding lives following their discharge and are frustrated that they are being discriminated against because of a single event that occurred when they were young. Employers may be cautious to recruit such persons if the underlying discharge was due to a criminal infraction, such as drugs or theft, or for any other reason. Even if such occurrences occurred years ago, discharged soldiers are at a disadvantage in today’s competitive job market.

Simply said, those who can secure an upgrade are more likely to earn better positions. Furthermore, they are eligible for benefits such as the GI Bill, which allow them to pursue educational possibilities.

Why Choose Stephen Brodsky?

Stephen Brodsky has over 25 years of experience as a military discharge upgrade lawyer with hundreds of successful results representing service members and veterans in a wide variety of legal practice areas.

He has practiced as a JAG Corps and an attorney with the US Navy.

Mr. Brodsky has successfully achieved a 90% success rate in his trials, administrative adjudications, disability appeals compensation claims, and appeals from court-martial convictions.


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