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When serving in the military there are many things that can trigger your separation from the Armed Forces. While most of the time this will simply be the end of your enlistment contract, there are other situations where your military career is cut short. When this occurs, the military will often refer the case, Read More

The United States military has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to illegal drugs. Under Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), anyone who wrongfully possesses, uses, manufactures, imports, or distributes certain controlled substances can be court-martialed and face up to five years in prison, among other penalties. What Is Article, Read More

In the U.S. military justice system, the purpose of a special court-martial is to address charges that are not severe enough to warrant a general court-martial but are too serious for a summary court-martial. These non-capital offenses are generally equivalent to a misdemeanor in the civilian justice system. All classes of enlisted servicemembers are, Read More

Savannah, GA: From the early 2000s through 2015, the manufacturer of the U.S. Military’s standard-issue earplugs sold the services a product it knew was not effective. The manufacturer, 3M Company, settled the case brought by a whistleblower on behalf of the U.S. Government for over $9 million. However, that settlement does not compensate the, Read More

Contractors play a valuable role in modern U.S. military operations. They perform essential tasks like guarding bases, driving convoy trucks, maintaining military vehicles, serving as translators, and other work in combat zones or on U.S. bases outside the United States. Like their military counterparts, they can be injured on the job and when that, Read More

There is just no set answer to this question. The truth is that the employer and insurance carrier control the timeline–the harder they fight, the longer it takes. A simple case can be settled within 4-6 months while a more difficult case can take well over a year. How Does the DBA Process Work?, Read More

Living through terrible events can leave a person feeling shattered and make it difficult to cope with and adjust to the rest of your life. This is especially true for soldiers after the horrors of war, but is no less true for the contractors who served side-by-side with them. Most people are likely to, Read More

Contractors are an incredibly important part of modern military operations. As seen by the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, contractors are necessary to complete crucial tasks – from serving as linguists on patrol with U.S. Forces to handling base and tower security to maintaining military vehicles. When contractors are harmed while performing these, Read More

The Defense Base Act (“DBA”) is a federal law mandating that all U.S. Government contractors and subcontractors provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees working overseas, no matter what nationality the worker may be. The Defense Base Act covers the following employment activities: Working for private employers on U.S. military bases or on any, Read More

If you’re being threatened with an involuntary separation or discharge from the military, it’s important to fight back with all available legal resources. A good lawyer can help save your military career. But even before hiring a military attorney, you need to understand the process of an administrative separation board. We’ll explain it in, Read More