Record Correction Results

Our Case Results

Below are summaries of cases that Attorneys Barry and Willard have worked on. Results cannot be guaranteed and each case’s results depend on its specific facts and circumstances. Contact us today for a free case consultation on your specific case!

Record Correction Results

The Veteran was discharged with an Other than Honorable Discharge

Result:  Discharge Upgraded to General, under Honorable Conditions

The Veteran was discharged for going AWOL and drug use over 20 years ago.  The Veteran previously applied for an upgrade and was denied. The Veteran retained Attorney Barry to assist with another application. With Attorney Barry's assistance, the Veteran's Discharge was upgraded to General, under Honorable Conditions. The Veteran is now eligible for many VA benefits, including disability compensation.

The Veteran was discharged with a General, under Honorable Conditions, Discharge

Result:  Discharge Upgraded to Honorable; Narrative Reason for Separation Changed

The Veteran, a sexual assault survivor, was discharged for a personality disorder. Attorney Barry assisted the Veteran with her application, writing a letter pointing out the numerous violations of the regulation.  The Board ultimately agreed with Attorney Barry, upgrading her discharge to Honorable and changing her Narrative Reason for Separation.

The Veteran was discharged with a General, under Honorable Conditions, Discharge

Result:  Discharge Upgraded to Honorable; Narrative Reason for Separation Changed; MOS Updated on DD214

The Veteran, an Iraq War Veteran with documented PTSD, was discharged for a pattern of misconduct. Attorney Barry assisted the accused in gathering buddy statements and medical records, as well as drafting his application.  The Board of Corrections ultimately agreed with Attorney Barry, updating the Veteran's Characterization to Honorable.  The Board also updated the Veteran's Narrative Reason for Separation and MOS on his DD214.

The Veteran was discharged with a General, under Honorable Conditions, Discharge

Result:  Discharge Upgraded to Honorable

The Veteran, an Iraq War Veteran with documented PTSD, was discharged for drug abuse after admitting to using THC.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused in gathering medical records and buddy statements, describing the conditions of the Veteran's deployment as well as the effects it had on him.  Attorney Barry also drafted the Veteran's application, highlighting his post-service conduct.  Ultimately, the Army Board of Corrections agreed that it was unjust to issue a General Discharge, and upgraded it to Honorable.

The Veteran was discharged with a Re-entry code of 4

Result:  Re-entry code changed to 1

The Veteran was discharged with a Re-entry code of 4.  Attorney Barry assisted the accused with his application to the Board for Corrections of Naval Records.  Ultimately, the Board agreed that it was unjust to issue the Veteran a Re-entry code of 4 and changed the code to a 1.  The Veteran, effectively, was allowed to enlist again.

The Veteran believed he was discharged with an Other than Honorable (OTH) Discharge

Result:  The Marines Confirmed that there was no Record of an OTH Discharge

The Veteran was discharged  with what he believed was an OTH Discharge.  Attorney Barry put together an application to the Discharge Review Board. The Board attempted to locate any record of an OTH discharge for the Veteran and was not able to do so.  The Veteran no longer has to report an OTH discharge to prospective employers. After the confirmation from the Board, the Veteran worked with a recruiter to rejoin the Service.

The Veteran believed he was discharged with an Other than Honorable (OTH) Discharge

Result:  The Navy Confirmed that there was no Record of an OTH Discharge

The Veteran was discharged  with what he believed was an OTH Discharge.  Attorney Barry put together an application to the Discharge Review Board. The Board attempted to locate any record of an OTH discharge for the Veteran and was not able to do so.  The Veteran no longer has to report an OTH discharge to prospective employers.

CID reported to NCIC that the Veteran was convicted at a Court-Martial

Result:  Disposition updated in NCIC

CID reported to the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) that the Veteran (a retired E8) was convicted at a Court-Martial. Attorney Barry petitioned CID, ultimately convincing them that the report was incorrect.  The entry in NCIC was updated to reflect the accurate disposition.

CID reported to NCIC that the Veteran was still under CID investigation

Result:  Disposition updated in NCIC

CID reported to the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) that the Veteran (a former Cadet) was still under active investigation. Attorney Barry petitioned CID, ultimately convincing them that this was incorrect. The record was updated in the NCIC database.