Dispelling The Military Discharge Upgrade Myth
I write this post in an effort to dispel what I deem an unfortunate myth in the discharge upgrade process. The myth is so pervasive that even the Army Disharge Review Board’s website devotes a significant converage trying to debunk it. Quite simply, discharges DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPGRADE after six months.
In reality the process of upgrading a discharge requires more than merely demonstrating a “clean” civilian record for x number of years. A helpful resource for those interested can be found here:
As one can see the process can be quite involved and retaining an experienced attorney is certainly advantageous in framing one’s argument. Lastly, given the long term consquences of a negative discharge, upgrading if possible should be a priority for those effected.
Feel free to post questions.