Military Officer Unqualified Resignations (UQR's)
As a United States military officer, you have accumulated a vast array of education, experiences, achievements, and training throughout your career. This also likely includes the training on and responsibility for operating and handling expensive military machinery and equipment. For all of these reasons you are a leader, and a valuable and important part of the military command and control structure the nation depends on. As such, if you request to leave, to resign, whether you’re in an obligated or non-obligated status – the military may not be so eager to let you go. You represent a substantial investment in time, money, resources and training. Nevertheless, by regulation, the military authorizes a way out through Unqualified Resignations (UQR’s).
Military officers requesting a UQR must make a request, and if approved, the officer receives an honorable discharge upon receipt of separation orders. If you are requesting to transfer to a different branch of the military or a switch to active duty status, this may involve additional processes. There are several required steps an officer must go through to request unqualified resignation (UQR), and we can help with them all. Moreover, it is imperative that a resignation packet include specific, well-articulated reasons why the officer in question is requesting a UQR. And since the approval of any UQR is discretionary with the Service, it is absolutely essential for the applicant to describe in detail why approval would be in the best interests of all parties.
Wherever you are in the process, if you need help with a UQR, or if your resignation has been previously denied, and you wish to submit a Request for Reconsideration, please give my office a call (214) 363-1828 or Toll Free: 866 578-0164 and I will be happy to help you succeed.
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