Rick Morris is a Military Law Attorney who can assist you with your Discharge Upgrade and to Petition the Board of Corrections for Military Records to correct errors or an injustice with your Military Record and the Discharge Review Board. Get your military discharge upgraded.
As a Retired Navy person of over 22 years of active duty, Rick understands the hardships our service men and women are under and what they have gone through. Rick Morris is a Cost Effective Military Law attorney who has some of the Most Competitive fees available. Payment Plans are available. Click Case Evaluation for a FREE case consultation.
We can help you UPGRADE your discharge for misconduct, drug abuse, personality disorder, homosexuality, and other reasons. Fight for your benefits!!
In the Military the reality that adverse and inaccurate information can at times find its way into the official record of service members. There is a method for service members to petition for removal of this inaccurate and false information. Through the Board of Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) or Board of Correction Military Records (BCMR), a factual proceeding is available to petition and attack the inaccurate and incorrect information and remove it from the official record. In order to remove the stigma of being passed over from promotion as a result of that information and possibly to get a special selection board to reevaluate your corrected records against your peers, and be selected; and, under the right circumstances, to receive compensation for the pay you would have earned if you had been promoted with your contemporaries.
Information that can be removed under the authority of the BCNR and BCMR includes adverse performance evaluations or fitness reports, nonjudical punishments, adverse counseling, or courts-martial findings that are erroneous and wrong. Through the history of the BCMR, experience shows that administrative errors or manifest injustice are valid reasons to have erroneous material removed from your official record and are intended to restore you and your career, as much as possible, to the position it would have been in without the error. http://www.marines.mil/unit/hqmc/cmclegalasst/Pages/BCNR.aspx http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/eforms/dd0149.pdf
What is the Board of Correction of Naval Records (BCNR)?
The BCNR was created by Congress in 1947 to provide a method for correction of errors or removal of injustices from current and former Navy and Marine Corps service member's records without the necessity for private legislations. This includes fitness reports, performance evaluations, courts-martials, punitive letters, derogatory information, leave adjustments, retroactive advancements, military pay and allowances, Physical Disability Retirements, Severance Pay, and other items. The BCNR is not a branch of the Navy Personnel Command, but it is a separate command under the direction and supervision a Assistant Secretary of the Navy. The law governing the BCNR is Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 79, sections 1551-1557. The function of the BCNR is to consider applications properly before it for the purpose of determinig the existence of an error or injustice and, when appropriate, to make recommendations to the Secretary and to make final determinations on matters delegated to the Board.
Discharge Upgrade through the Discharge Review Board or BCNR
Upon an active duty service member being released from duty, he or she will receive a DD-214 which records information concerning the service member's career including the reason or basis for separation and the characterization of service, and a re-entry or re-enlistment code (RE). When a service member commits some form of misconduct during their time of service, and this leads to an early termination of their contract, this can result in either an "Other than Honorable" discharge or a "General, Under Honorable Conditions". Additionally, the service member may recieve an "RE-4" Re-enlistment Code which could bar the service member from ever entering military service again and could have a signigicant impact on any future employment. Once you are discharged there is a method in order for your discharge to be upgraded by petitioning the BCNR or the Discharge Review Board (DRB). It is very important to make the best possible filing the very first time. http://arba.army.pentagon.mil/ http://www.donhq.navy.mil/corb/ndrb/ndrbmainpage1.htm http://www.military.com/benefits/content/records-and-forms/discharge-review.html
If you have been discharged for Homosexulity and did NOT receive an Honorable Disharge or a RE-1 re-enlistment code then we can assist you in your petition to have your discharge upgraded. If you are a LGBT Verteran and need assistance with any other matter you the Veterans for Diversity can assist you. The overall mission of the Veterans For Diversity, Inc. is to bring awareness to and educate Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender veterans of the Veterans Administration programs that are targeted to their specific needs. To consolidate information important to these veterans and give National awareness and education about programs that may not be known by all LGBT veterans. http://www.vetsdoaskdotell.org/
Let Richard (Rick) Morris, a Miltary Law Lawyer, assit you with your Discharge Upgrade or to correct an error or injustice with your military record.
To learn more about the Board of Corrections of Naval Records see http://www.ig.navy.mil/complaints%20%20(bcnr).htm
To learn more about the BCNR from NPC see http://npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/RecordsManagement/BCNR.htm