Im just looking for answers here and firstly would like to say this in advance which for some reason people always say this. In no way am I trying to blame the army, I'm not trying to sue the army, I'm simply trying to fix MY mistake. I understand the consequences, I have stood up and admitted what I did was wrong, i also understand that I took away the opportunity for the investigators to work with real domestic violence victims I truly hope from the bottom of my heart they can forgive me.
So to begin with my story, I had lied to the army that my husband had beat me, punched me, kicked me, pushed me.... I wrote a statement and signed it, there were no witnesses, no bruises I was never checked medically. Well because of my statement he got an article 15, rank reduction and pay reduction plus 45/45 but he was never convicted for domestic violence. He got discharged with a pattern of misconduct, chapter 14-12b, re-3, general under honorable discharge he completed 2 out of 4 years of his contact. My question is can we send in his information to the army boards of correction? We would like to change his discharge back to honorable if possible, I was told because it wasn't the army's fault there is nothing we can do. We would like to hire a lawyer but before we contact one we want to kind of get a glimpse of what to expect. My husband and I are doing great outside the army, he got a job 3 weeks out of service, with full benefits we also had 2 kids within one year. So honestly I can't complain we are blessed but I cannot leave this burden on my husband and I have wrote a letter to his CO before discharge stating I lied, and the reason why I lied (he cheated before we got married) he clearly never read it. I had called him after my husband discharge asking him if he ever read my letter attached to the paperwork he said no, I admitted what I did and he apologized for not reading it and was shocked, recommended that my husband take it to the discharge boards for upgrade. My husbands file is sqeaky clean he has one article 15 as I have previously stated, I don't see how he got 'pattern' either. Is there a way I can get my statement off his file? Then going through the discharge review boards....it's my stupid statement that is holding him back. Does my husband have any hope or have I completely killed all chances for him? Please feel free to ask questions