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ADVISORY: Texas Attorney Calls on Congress to End Backlog at Boards for Correction of Military Records

September 6, 2019

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August 29, 2019 – Houston, TX— Hundreds, if not thousands, of veterans and service members have waited in excess of three years for decisions on their petition from the various United States military service branches’ Boards for Correction of Military Records, and are growing justifiably angry as the wait continues.

Although these Boards are the highest level of administrative review within the U.S. Military—tasked with correcting errors and removing “injustices” from military records—the Board’s inability to provide timely appeals decisions is its own injustice to those who have selflessly served their country in the U.S. military.

Errors and inaccurate entries to military records are extremely common, so much so that each military branch has its own separate correction board. Yet it is critical that the military records of service members and veterans are accurate. The review of military records is a crucial component of background investigations for security clearances, for example, and errors could lead to the denial of a clearance, ultimately affecting a service member’s livelihood.

Get insights from a former Active Duty JAG Attorney on the following:

What:
  • How are veterans impacted by mistakes on their military records?
  • What is the process in which Board of Corrections decisions are made?
  • Is there any other way to correct a military record?
Who: Tully Rinckey Managing Partner Sean C. Timmons handles federal labor and employment cases and security clearance representation. Timmons also concentrates his practice on military law, routinely handling cases involving article 15s, letters of reprimand, courts-martial and officer/enlisted separation proceedings. Timmons is a former U.S. Army Captain and member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. Timmons served his country honorably at the largest military installation in Fort Hood, Texas. “The backlog our veterans are enduring while waiting for Board of Corrections decisions is absurd. Congress must take action, or allow veterans to go straight to court, as three-year waits are patently ridiculous. In some cases, people are even dying before relief can be granted,” said Tully Rinckey Managing Partner Sean C. Timmons.

 

Where: Sean C. Timmons is available for interviews in-studio, on location, or via phone or Skype. Tully Rinckey PLLC also has the ability to participate in high-definition videoconferencing.

 

To arrange an opportunity to speak with Sean Timmons, please contact Cassandra Moffitt at (585) 899-1406 or via email at cmoffitt@tullylegal.com.

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