DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF NAVAL RECORDS
2 NAVY ANNEX
WASHINGTON DC 20370-5100 TRG
Docket No: 6734-05 30 September 2005
This is in reference to your application for correction of your naval record pursuant to the
provisions of title 10 of the United States Code section 1552.
A three-member panel of the Board for Correction of Naval Records, sitting in executive
se~sion, considered your application on 20 September 2005. Your allegations of error and
injustice were reviewed in accordance with administrative regulations and procedures applicable
to the proceedings of this Board. Documentary material considered by the Board consisted of
your application, together with all material submitted in support thereof, your naval record and
applicable statutes, regulations and policies.
After careful and conscientious consideration of the entire record, the Board found that the
evidence submitted was insufficient to establish the existence of probable material error or
You enlisted in the Naval Reserve on 11 September 1972 at age 20. Following completion of
recruit training, you reported for two years of active duty on 27 February 1973. You received
nonjudicial punishment On 23 March and 20 April 1973. Your offenses were five periods of
unauthorized absence totaling about seven days and attempting to break restriction. On 20 April
1973 you were assigned adverse marks of 1.0 in several evaluation categories.
Based on the foregoing record, you were processed for an administrative discharge. In
connection with this processing, you elected to waive the right to have your case heard by an
administrative discharge board. Apparently, it was then decided to discharge you under the
provisions of an “early out” program. After review, the discharge authority directed the type of
discharge warranted by your service record.
Character of service is based, in part, on conduct and overall trait averages, which are computed
from marks assigned during periodic evaluations. Your average mark in conduct was 2.3. A
minimum average mark of 3.0 in conduct was required at the time
of your discharge for a fully honorable characterization of service.
In its review of your application, the Board carefully weighed all potentially mitigating factors, such as your
youth and desire for a better discharge. The Board found that these factors were not sufficient to warrant
recharacterization of your discharge given your record of misconduct and failure to achieve the required
average mark in conduct. The Board concluded that the discharge was proper as issued and no change is
Accordingly, your application has been denied. The names and votes of the members of the panel will be
furnished upon request.
Please be advised that on 27 May 1987 a DD Form 215 was issued to correct the DD Form 214 issued on 10
May 1973. A copy of the DD Form 215 is enclosed for your information.
It is regretted that the circumstances of your case are such that favorable action cannot be taken. You are
entitled to have the Board reconsider its decision upon submission of new and material evidence or other
matter not previously considered by the Board. In this regard, it is important to keep in mind that a
presumption of regularity attaches to all official records. Consequently, when applying for a correction of
an official naval record, the burden is on the applicant to demonstrate the existence of probable material
error or injustice.
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SEPARATION DATE ON DD FORM 214 BEING CORRECTED 10 MAY 73
Ilc. BUPERSINST 1910.22a/BUPERSMAN 3850220 Code 303./CHNAvPERS LTR
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13a. Under Honorable Conditions
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This DD form 215 cancels and supersedes DD form 215 issued on
24 MAY 73 on 23 AUG 78.
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