Articles by Chad Lennon

What Happens When There Is a Failed Drug Test in the Military?

The military has “zero tolerance” for drug use while in service, whether you are in the Active Component or the Reserves. The expectation is that if a service member is going…

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Sterling Renaissance Festival ‘Pickle Man’ said he was fired for having his service animal on property

Sterling, N.Y. — A vendor at the Sterling Renaissance Festival affectionately known as the “Pickle Man” will not be back for this season. The longtime vendor was fired, and…

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What Happens to My VA Benefits If I Am Incarcerated?

A Veteran may find himself or herself either facing jail time or currently incarcerated. A Veteran will want to know how being incarcerated will impact their benefits, including…

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Can You Be Charged Under the UCMJ After Discharge?

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (“UCMJ”) was enacted by Congress to provide substantive and procedural laws governing the military justice system, including…

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Audit of Marine cyber officers’ records commits some to more service

In early October 2022, everything was falling into place for Marine 1st Lt. Jack Taubl. After more than three years in the Marine Corps, the cyber officer had accepted a lucrative…

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‘It changes lives.’ Montgomery County Veterans Court celebrates 10 years of helping veterans

Jefferson Twp. resident James Coleman was qualified for an open position at the Dayton National Cemetery, but because of a drug charge that Coleman disclosed during the job…

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Survivor Benefit Plan and Marriage/Divorce

The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is a benefit afforded to military retirees to ensure a continuous lifetime annuity for their dependents after the service member dies. The benefit…

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Is Russia’s Wagner Group recruiting US veterans to fight in Ukraine?

The Wagner Group, Russia’s notorious private military company accused of war crimes and identified as a “significant transnational criminal organization” by the U.S.…

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The FY23 NDAA and its Potential Impacts on the Practice of Law

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) was signed by the President on December 23, 2022. The FY23 NDAA brought about changes that can affect the…

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12 Tully Rinckey New York Attorneys Named 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 4, 2022 – Albany, NY – Tully Rinckey PLLC is very pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been selected as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Upstate…

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