Discharge Upgrade Tool

“The military has estimated that tens of thousands of Veterans with Less than Honorable Discharge
are especially likely to have unjust discharges deserving of upgrades.  These are Veterans who were
discharged due to incidents relating to PTSD, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.  Fragmented and confusing information has historically deterred Veterans from obtaining crucial information and in many cases, NECESSARY BENEFITS!”
MATT E. VALENZUELA
Jr Vice Commandant
Marine Corps League
Department of California
310-768-2847 Office  0800-1800 Mon-Fri
310-308-7015 Mobile 0700-2000 Mon-S

 

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  1. While attending a Veteran’s Upward Mobility program at CSU-Sacramento on VA education benefits, I also received student work hours at the Vets Center, helping individuals complete and submit requests for other than honorable discharges. Not long enough to see an approved request but this current initiative is badly needed, given the history of our Country and now known related aspects of recruitment trends. I recently had the opportunity to sit in a modern USA recruitment office and witness their practices. I was shocked to hear recruiters give incomplete information to potential recruits, especially when discussing low test scores, getting into soldier MOS’s and possibly into the elite Rangers. The recruiter didn’t even know the school was located at Ft. Benning, GA, which I knew from having watched a Military-channel video about it. I also overheard a recruiter talking to a young woman, and she was interested in the medical field. He kept downgrading her choice, saying she would do better in the legal field, and get into JAG. When she left to call and speak to her Mother (at his suggestion), I walked out with her and explained about so many opportunities for military and veterans in medical areas. Long story short, I hoped my military experiences and knowledge were helpful for her. You never know when a chance to provide good information will pop up and I’m glad of being a Marine Corps League Life member. Semper Fidelis

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