GI Rights Hotline

Military Discharges and Military Counseling

Call 1-877-447-4487

Avoid Documenting Incriminating Evidence

Criminal behavior, drug use and homosexual conduct should not be mentioned without consulting the servicemember’s civilian counselor or attorney first. Remember, your evaluation will not be kept confidential and may be used against the patient.

A servicemember may want a letter stating that they are homosexual to help establish grounds for discharge. Military authorities often like to rely on medical opinions about a person’s homosexual identification. Focus your evaluation on your patient’s sexual desires, interests and feelings. Do not discuss a patient’s sexual acts. Consult with the patient’s counselor or lawyer.