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CG | DRB | 2012 - Discharge Review Board (DRB) | 2012 066
Original file (2012 066.pdf) Auto-classification: Denied
DRB DOCKET 2012-066




TIS 14 yrs, 2 months, 21 days
Policy Implications None






The applicant was discharged in the Spring of 2010 with a Bad Conduct discharge. The applicant was
discharged as a result of the decision of a Special Court Martial. The applicant pled guilty to all charges.

The applicant is not disputing the punishment or discharge from the USCG, rather the request stems from the
totality of service over 14 years (with just the CM conviction) should not merit a Bad Conduct discharge.
Further, the applicant bases the request on the service prior to the Court Martial conviction and that the Coast
Guard should presumptively upgrade the discharge based upon the conduct prior to being convicted at the
Court Martial. The applicant’s prior service record (before USCG service) and character of service over a 4
year, 9 month period remains unchanged, however the subsequent service with the Coast Guard and assigned
Bad Conduct Discharge accurately reflect the applicant’s character and conditions surrounding the punitive
discharge and are fully supported by the applicant’s record.

In addition to a $31K debt accrued on the applicant’s government travel card, the applicant was counseled

repeatedly on the inability to stay within weight standards. The applicant was placed in a weight probationary
period on three occasions. Additionally, the applicant had one alcohol incident in 2002. In the 6 years that the

applicant was a rated and trained CG professional, the applicant created a myriad of problems that prompted the
UCM] actions.

The Board unanimously recommends no change to the applicant’s discharge and character of service.

Propriety: _ Discharge was proper.
Equity: Discharge was equitable.
Final Adjudication by Assistant Commandant For Human Resources: No relief.

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