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Administrative Discharge Hearing Attorney

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Administrative discharge, commonly called administrative separation or involuntary discharge, is an action taken against a military service member due to poor performance of duty, criminal conduct, homosexuality, drug use or continued misconduct. Depending on the particular situation, the service member may have the right to a discharge hearing regarding his or her separation from military service. All branches of the military, including the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force, all have some form of standard separation or discharge procedure that may be employed in these cases.

When your command seeks to discharge you from service, you will be notified in writing. This notice will include the grounds for separation as well as the characterization of your service. For example, the grounds may be misconduct and your service may be classified as Other Than Honorable (Less Then Honorable, Dishonorable.)

Working with a Military Lawyer

If you are facing an administrative discharge hearing, having a competent military lawyer at your side may prove invaluable to the outcome of your matter. The Board will need to find by a preponderance (majority) of evidence that the grounds for your separation are true and that your service should therefore be terminated. Final approval for administrative separation will be by the Separation Authority.

By presenting your side of the story, protecting you rights and representing your interests during the administrative discharge process, an experienced attorney may be able to help you avoid separation altogether. At the very least, an attorney may be able to help you secure a more favorable classification of your service.

The Gould Law Firm takes on administrative separation hearings throughout the U.S. and internationally, for all branches of the U.S. Military. Contact a military lawyer at our firm today!