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BCNR & BCMR

San Diego Military Lawyer Providing Service Record Review

The services have procedures in place to ensure that adverse material does not get into the records of service members without first providing some form of due process. Despite these regulations, too often errors are made, facts are distorted, and the information that goes into a permanent record does not accurately reflect the service of the member. As a result, service members can be passed over for promotion, rejected for reenlisted packages, and other negative consequences.

If you would like to have a skilled military law attorney review your record, call Meeks Military Law in San Diego at (760) 512-8161 today.

Recourse is Available

Because adverse and inaccurate information can find its way into the records of service members, Congress has provided the means for a service member to petition for removal of this information. Through the Board of Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) or Board of Correction Military Records (BCMR), a factual proceeding is available to:

  • Correct and remove inaccurate information
  • Remove the stigma of being passed over from promotion as a result of that information
  • Request a special selection board to reevaluate your corrected records
  • Receive compensation for the pay you would have earned if you had been promoted with your contemporaries

Information that can be removed under the proper circumstances includes adverse performance evaluations or fitness reports, adverse counseling, nonjudicial punishments, or courts-martial findings that are erroneous.

The Burden Is on You

The procedures under these boards place the burden on you to present evidence of administrative error or factual inaccuracy that results in an injustice. This means that you are responsible for investigating the error, collecting evidence, drafting the petition, and submitting this to the board for their evaluation. Unfortunately, most active duty military lawyers have limited experience in this area and may be precluded by service regulations or by the demands of their court-martial caseloads from assisting a service member with this petition.

During my military career, I assisted countless military members in preparing these petitions. Both during my military career and my time as a military lawyer in San Diego, I have assisted in the removal of adverse fitness reports, relief for cause, nonjudicial punishments, and marks of passed over promotion.

Requests for corrections have time limits. The member must file within a given time period of discovering the error. Do not hesitate to call Meeks Military Law at (760) 512-8161 for help correcting these errors.

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