BOARDS FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS ATTORNEY
*Important note: We are not the Board for Correction of Military Records. We assist with petitioning the BCMR, but are not the actual Board.
LEGAL HELP FOR BCMR CASES
If you are currently in the military, or have served in the past, you may be able to remove mistakes in your official military records that are having adverse effects in your life. This is done by petitioning the Board for Correction of Military or Naval Records, or BCMR/BNCR or Board. The Board gives you the option to review any record that you wish to change within three years of the error being made, and make a formal request for that change to be implemented by board members. A military law attorney from the Federal Practice Group can assist you in petitioning the Board, thereby increasing your chances of a successful outcome to your case.
At The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service, we are committed to providing effective help to military personnel who are in need of legal guidance and support. With over 100 years of combined experience, we are well suited to represent individuals in all manner of BCMR cases as knowledgeable attorneys in the field of military administrative law. If you are intending to petition the Board for a change to your military records, contact our firm today.
ABOUT BCMR PETITIONS
Petitioning the BCMR can be a daunting proposition. For a service man or woman, it is often difficult to reach the BCMR quickly to hear one’s case. In addition, any changes that are made to a person’s military record are completely at the discretion of the board’s members. This can dissuade a person from filing their petition at all, as they may be unsure that they can win their case. In some cases, the Board may not rule in the service member’s favor, and the service member will be afforded the opportunity to appeal their case to the Court of Federal Claims. The issues brought before the Court of Federal Claims will be confined to the issues brought before the Board. Most individuals are unaware of the Court of Federal Claims until after the Board denied their application. It is important to have an experienced military attorney review your case prior to submitting to the Board so that you do not forfeit any issues should you have to appeal. A military defense lawyer can help you decide if you have a legitimate case to bring to either the Board or the Court of Federal Claims and will work to find the best solution for you. An experienced attorney can help an individual determine if their case has merit, and if so, devise a legal strategy that is designed to get results.
Contact a Board for Correction of Military Records lawyer if you are intending to petition the BCMR in order to correct an error in your military record.