The National Veterans Legal Services Program said the Defense Department failed to make public the “vast majority” of decisions made by military review boards
NORFOLK, Va. — A veterans group says the Pentagon has reneged on its agreement to reopen a vast records database that helps service members who are appealing a less-than-honorable discharge.
The National Veterans Legal Services Program said Tuesday that the Defense Department failed to make public the “vast majority” of decisions made by military review boards. Those boards grant or deny a veteran’s request to upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge.
Veterans’ lawyers study those decisions in hopes of building successful arguments for their clients.
Attorneys for the military said in court documents that they failed to keep their agreement because the records contained personal information that still needed to be redacted.