Obtained Honorable Discharge for sailor wrongfully discharged for spousal abuse
Mr. Cassara represented a sailor who was discharged with an Other than Honorable Discharge for Misconduct. The Navy discharged him for alleged spousal abuse. Mr. Cassara successfully convinced the Navy Discharge Review Board that the allegations against his client were false, and that he should not have been discharged. As a result, the sailor’s discharge was upgraded to fully Honorable, his Narrative Reason for Separation was changed to Secretarial Authority and his Separation Code was upgraded. This decision allows the sailor to have the OTH removed from his records, to regain VA benefits and to potentially reenlist.