Albuquerque, NM asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Colorado

Q: Has there been a lawsuit against the US Army over the legality of the 2014 Officer Separation Board for Majors?

I was notified of separation from active duty in the US Army as result of the 2014 Officer Separation Board (OSB) for Majors. The reason listed on my DD-214 states AR 600-8-24, Chapter 5. However, there is nothing in that chapter whatsoever that details separation for officers in good standing. I would like to know if the OSB was legal and if I have any legal options over unlawful dismissal.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You question is reasonable and very clear (a rarity). Unfortunately, I am not aware of any lawyers at Justia that have extensive knowledge of military law (98% of all law schools don't offer classes on military law). You can try Avvo (again, lawyers familiar with military law a few and far between in the civilian world). For a definitive answer you will need to contact a local lawyer with experience in military law. Many attorneys offer free consultations; if not, your case can be carefully reviewed (and assessed) in about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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