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  • The Department of the Air Force has a maze of administrative review boards which can be difficult to navigate. Understanding the different boards, their functions, and the type of relief that can be granted is critical for Airmen seeking to correct their official military record. MJA has successfully helped service members correct errors and, Read More

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    The Department of the Army has a maze of administrative review boards which can be difficult to navigate. Understanding the different boards, their functions, and the type of relief that can be granted is critical for Soldiers seeking to correct their official military record. MJA has successfully helped service members correct errors and injustices, Read More

    Since early 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) has been obsessed with forcing service members to get vaccinated, no matter what the cost. Do as they say, get a COVID-19 vaccine, and then you can relax – keep your job, get promoted, hold key leadership billets, attend specialized schools, execute PCS orders, and preserve, Read More

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    With over 12,000 service members having submitted religious accommodation requests to be exempted from the COVID-19 vaccine, and only two approvals to date, it’s clear that the Department of Defense’s (DoD) religious accommodation process is simply a ruse, with no real regard for servicemembers’ sincerely held religious beliefs.   Given the tidal wave of, Read More

    The Department of the Navy has a maze of administrative review boards which can be difficult to navigate. Understanding the different boards, their functions, and the type of relief that can be granted is critical for Sailors and Marines seeking to correct their official military record. MJA has successfully helped service members correct errors, Read More

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    The military’s authority to place a service member in pretrial confinement recently received national attention after Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller was placed in the brig following a series of social media posts and videos he made criticizing the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. While the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) does authorize Commanders, Read More

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    For those who have served in the military, the DoD’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination rollout has been exactly what you would expect—a cluster of misinformation and intimidation tactics resulting in service members being harassed and threatened to take the vaccine, discouraged from submitting religious accommodation requests, and berated by leadership if they dare to question, Read More

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    The Pentagon has announced that COVID-19 vaccinations are now mandatory for Department of Defense Service Members according to a memo recently released by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin. With mandatory vaccinations now here, many service members have begun exploring their eligibility for medical or administrative exemption (which includes religious exemptions). If you are, Read More

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    On April 28, 2021, the Department of the Army issued a public notice that the Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB) would be reconsidering discharge upgrade applications for Soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and were discharged under less than Honorable conditions. This new policy, which is the result of a class action settlement, Read More

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    When an officer is recommended for involuntary separation based on performance, misconduct, or mental or physical ability, the matter is evaluated by an administrative separation board, also known as a “Board of Inquiry”, “Show Cause Board”, “Elimination Board” or “Board of Officers”. A separation board affords the officer the opportunity to fight for retention, Read More