Jason Perry is the founder of this site. He is a practicing attorney who deals exclusively with military disability and related issues. He is a former Army JAG who served at the Army's TX Formal PEB as Chief, Soldier's Counsel. Nothing on this site should be considered legal advice. If you wish to contact Mr. Perry, please visit his site at www.peblawyer.com, or email him at [email protected].
I am really glad to welcome JMATTK as our newest moderator. The goal of the site is to inform, educate, and provide a community for those facing military disability evaluation system processing. The members provide the questions and share their experiences, but the "glue" that makes this work is the hard work of the moderation team here. JMATTK has been recommended from the rest of the team to join us as a moderator. He has consistently shared and provided solid input since he joined the site a little more than 2 years ago. I am pleased to welcome him to the team here, and I hope you all welcome him, too! Thanks for your efforts, JMATTK!
It's looking more certain that a shutdown will happen. I wanted to share what I know. I just read this from a Military Times article: "Navy leaders said that all physical evaluation board processes for sailors and Marines will be paused until the shutdown is resolved." I suspect that this will be the case DoD-wide. I have recently noticed a much higher number of civilians sitting on Army boards (two boards over the past month that I have gone to have had two out of three board members who were civilians, including the Presiding Officer). I spoke with a PEBLO yesterday who mentioned that he would be required to work without pay during the shutdown. I don't know if that is going to be the case for all PEBLOs, but it's a possibility. I also spoke with a Department of Justice...
I hope everyone has taken a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of our Brothers and Sisters who have given the ultimate sacrifice in military service to our Great Nation. I also hope that you all have enjoyed the day. To me, the day is best served by taking time to honor the fallen and also to enjoy what their service has given us- the Freedom that we enjoy and the fruits of a country that allows us so much. Godspeed fallen warriors. Your service is never forgotten! I will be posting more in the near future about initiatives to help Wounded Warriors and to fix the problems they so often face.
Apologies, folks! You may have noticed that on attempting to log in today, there was an "Account Suspended" notice. To clarify, that was my hosting account. I had missed the hosting invoice and they suspended the account which was cleared up when I saw the suspension notice and then paid the hosting bill. We are all now Un-Suspended!
I hope everyone had a Happy Veterans Day 2021 and took time to enjoy the day and reflect on both their own service, the service of those still in uniform, and the common sacrifices that are shared among us in this very special group. My young daughters asked me this morning about the day (they had the day off), so it was good explaining to them what the day is about and the meaning of service. Even more special, I was able to speak with my son who is in Kuwait and is getting ready to return CONUS after his tour in Afghanistan. Thank you my fellow Veterans for your service and a special thanks to those still serving. Its an honor to count you all as my brothers and sisters.
I want to thank Provis for his offer to serve as a PEB Forum Moderator! This forum works only to the extent that members participate and offer experiences and tips about the process for members who may be facing disability processing. Provis has been a long-time member of the forum and he has shown his commitment to helping others by his posts. Please join me in welcoming him to the PEB FORUM moderator team!!