Lawful reasons to release someone from active duty

Discharge Upgrades

Lawful reasons to release someone from active duty

May 20, 2024
Question

On my DD From 214 the reason for release from active duty is "short time remaining in service." The authorities to discharge is "AR 635-200 PARAG 16."  Are these lawful or unlawful terms for reason to release from active duty?

Answer

The Discharge Review Boards presume "regularity," so they start with the assumption that the military correctly processed your discharge. They will not change you discharge unless you are able to provide strong evidence otherwise. You can apply to see if you qualify for TVC's discharge upgrade services. If so, we will review your records and let you know if we find any legal or equity arguments to make.