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DOD Creates New Discharge Appeals Board

The DOD has announced the formation of a new board of appeals for service members with separation dates on or after December 20, 2019. The Discharge Appeal Review Board (DARB) will provide a final review of discharge or dismissal characterization upgrade requests when petitioners have exhausted all available administrative remedies at the Discharge Review Board or the BCMR/BCNR. However, the DARB is a document review board only, with no provision for a personal appearance that reviews records from the BCMR/BCNR case file So, if you wish to submit new evidence, you must first do so by submitting this new evidence with a Motion for Reconsideration to the applicable BCMR/BCNR. If the DARB recommends an upgrade, this information will be transmitted to the applicable Service Secretary for action.  If you want to learn more about the DARB and how to apply, here is a link that you can use or forward to others who may need it:https://afrba-portal.cce.af.mil/


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