LD seeks an attorney to review her case and file a discharge upgrade application.

LD served in the Navy for nearly three years from 2000-2003.  LD was the victim of a sexual assault during her first year of service.  Although initial performance reports indicate LD had “tremendous potential,” her performance declined after her assault and she was ultimately discharged under conditions other than honorable after testing positive for drug use.  LD previously applied to the NDRB for an upgrade.  She argued that her drug use was related to PTSD resulting from her assault.  The board denied her application, relying heavily on a lack of evidence of the assault as the basis of denial.  LD seeks assistance with a discharge upgrade application in hopes that she will be able to access benefits from the VA and put this experience behind her.

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