I applied, on behalf of a soldier, to the Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB) to seek relief contending, in effect, the commander’s reasons for separation are inconsistent with the evidence used to initiate separation and that the narrative reason for separation was improper.

In a records review conducted at Arlington, VA on 31 August 2016, and by a 5-0 vote, the Board determined the discharge was improper. The evidence indicates the applicant was entitled to an administrative separation board because he had over eight years of total active military service at the time of initiation of the separation action. Accordingly, the Board voted to change the narrative reason for separation to Secretarial Authority.

Read the full decision here.