Restore Honor, Restore Dignity
Veterans often need to submit their discharge paperwork when applying for jobs in the civilian world. When the narrative reason for separation is “Homosexual” or a variation on that, the former service member is compelled to be immediately “out” to perspective employers and anyone else who sees the document. When there is a negative re-entry code, employers may conclude the former service member had engaged in misconduct while in the armed service. OutServe-SLDN remains committed to providing quality legal services and assistance to LGB veterans affected by DADT or the prior policy. Service members who were discharged because of DADT or the prior policies regarding gays and lesbians in the armed forces might want to have certain changes made in the discharge paperwork. The discharge characterization for those discharged under DADT or the prior policy should accurately reflect the character of their service. This is not always the case.