A lot of people have contacted the GI Rights Network with frustrations about delays in obtaining military records from the National Archives (NPRC) which currently posts its status as: "The National Personnel Records Center is Closed - Except for Emergencies"
Do you know your rights? Call 1-877-447-4487 to get help!
Are you in the military or thinking about joining? Are you unsure of where to get reliable answers? Call the GI Rights Hotline at 1-877-447-4487.
- Call for yourself or someone you care about
- Free and confidential
- One hotline for a nationwide network of counseling centers
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The GI Rights Hotline provides accurate, helpful counseling and information on military discharges, AWOL and UA, and GI Rights:
Why should I call 1-877-447-4487?
The GI Rights Network is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that answers thousands of calls from military personnel and their families. There are many reasons for these calls. You can call us for help with any of the following issues:
- DEP Discharges (Delayed Entry Program)
- Entry Level Separation
- Dependency or Hardship Discharges
- Medical or Disability Discharges
- ODPMC or Psychological Discharges
- Conscientious Objection Discharges
- Reservist Unsatisfactory Participation
- AWOL or UA
- Reservist Mobilization
- Article 138 Complaints
- Harassment or Discrimination
What will happen when I call?
- You will be helped by a trained GI counselor.
- If a counselor is unavailable, you may leave a voice message, or contact the Hotline by eMail or text message.
Our trained civilian counselors are ready to help you sort out your options.
Call now — the call and the service are free and confidential.
There have been some questions about Monday's Supreme Court decision banning employment discrimination against LGBTQ persons and its impact on the military transgender ban. It appears that while Monday's decision does not directly overturn the ban, it gives reasoning and establishes a precedent which will make it likely that future legal challenges to the ban will be successful. The GI Rights Network will try to keep our website updated as the issue develops.
The military defines conscientious objection in terms of a religious or moral opposition to participating in war. Some people contacting the GI Rights Hotline fit in this category and we assist them in applying for discharge. Most of the these people we work with successfully get out.