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Pentagon Review Could Help Veterans Shed ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges | Military.com

Pentagon Review Could Help Veterans Shed ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges | Military.com

The Defense Department announced Friday that it is reviewing and potentially upgrading the discharge status of veterans who might have been improperly discharged for reasons related to post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual orientation, sexual assault and other circumstances.

“With today’s announcement, the department is reaffirming its intention to review and potentially upgrade the discharge status of all individuals that are eligible and that apply,” a Pentagon news release said.

The announcement comes a week after President Barack Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act…

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