Administrative Issues and Benefits

The military contracting process is standardized but your contract can be tailored in some ways to benefit you.

This section will help you navigate through some of the more important administrative procedures that can impact your military career. There are many steps from the contracting process upon entering the military through your discharge. This article also covers many of the perks and benefits that are available to you and your family based on your service.

Deciding to join the military is one of the most important and life-changing decisions you can make. Along with the honor of serving your country, it also opens you up to a whole new world of agencies and acronyms that can be somewhat overwhelming at first.

As you learn more about the military and the particular branch you serve in, you will find a wide range of resources and benefits available to you that can make a significant difference for you and your family.

Administrative Issues

It is key to better understand the contracting process and what you can negotiate into your contract to help set you up for success in your military career.

The links to the articles above will explain administrative processes that can harm your career, such as non-judicial punishments and administrative separations. While these are administrative in nature and don’t have the same effect as the criminal court-martial process, they can nonetheless affect your ability to receive regular promotions and pay increases and can otherwise limit the opportunities available to you.

These administrative processes can also lead to your discharge. If this is characterized as anything but honorable, it can affect your eligibility for future benefits after you separate. Thankfully, there are ways that you can challenge administrative actions, including an administrative separation, and ways to obtain a discharge upgrade even after you leave the military.

These articles will walk you through these critical processes to help you protect your military career and take the steps necessary to end your career on your terms.

Military Benefits

Along with low-cost health and dental insurance, serving in the military also gives you the opportunity to obtain low-cost life insurance. Depending on the nature of your service, it can also open you up to tuition benefits for college, which you may even be able to transfer to your family members.

There are also significant benefits available if you face any disabilities because of your service. In order to be eligible for such benefits, you may need to proceed through a complex medical and physical evaluation board process.

The articles linked on this page will cover many of the more important benefits that may be available to you and your family based on your service. They will walk you through any administrative procedures that you may need to complete in order to obtain certain benefits, such as disability benefits.

Additional Resources for Military Planning

There is a lot of information and resources to help you plan your service in the military. However, especially if you plan on making a career out of your service, you should consider speaking with a military law attorney to help you along the way.

An experienced military law attorney can be a significant asset. They can help with advising and defending you through any administrative actions you may face. Military law attorneys can also assist you in applying for military benefits.

Finding an attorney can help ensure that you and your family experience not just the sacrifices of service -- but the benefits as well.

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