Discharged Navy E-5 Receives Retirement Benefits after Application to BCNR

Prior to JAG Defense representation, a Navy E-5 was discharged for misconduct, commission of a serious offense and sexual harassment after 18 years but less than 20 years of service qualifying for retirement. Client hired JAG Defense to assist him in attempting to obtain retirement benefits despite his discharge. JAG Defense prepared application to BCNR, who granted relief giving client credit for remaining time to reach 20 years of service, to include back pay for 2 years of active duty, and retirement pay effective from the date client would have reached 20 years of service. Client will now receive full retirement benefits for life.