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I am looking into getting a review board to upgrade/correct my discharge from the Navy.


Philip Rivera Rockledge, FL

I am looking into getting a review board to upgrade/correct my discharge from the Navy. I was informed by a fellow former service member that I am missing out on benefits I may qualify for as it is. I never had a mentor or anyone for accountability during my time in service as a youth, so my benefits went unchecked. The discharge/separation was administrative for Other than honorable, and now that I am older, I am wiser and believe the discharge is in error due to the circumstances of it.

Has anyone had an experience similar to this? I need to be pointed in the right direction to get it started.

Thank you for your time, everyone.

24 September 2018 2 replies Networking



Bernard Agrest New York, NY

Hi Phillip,

I hope you are doing well and having a great start to your week. Thank you for your service and for posting your question on ACP AdvisorNet.

With regards to your situation, I would absolutely encourage you to reach out to a lawyer - or a legal organization - who has experience with these situations. Below, I’m including the link to an organization that could be helpful in dealing with your personal situation.

I hope this is helpful, and please feel free to reach out if there is anything else I can do on my end.



25 September 2018 Helpful answer


Navy CORPS San Antonio, TX

Thank You Bernard,

The link was very helpful, and it has taken me so long to get to this point. When I was discharged, I was told I had no service health benefits, so I just left it at that. I trusted the servicemembers, writing my paperwork, had given me the correct answers. Maybe at the very moment yes, but, now that I look back on it, some things were not right on their part. All we can do is try, and wait for the outcome.

Thank You.

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