Marine Corps ADSEP Rebuttal Guide

Have you received a Marine Corps Administrative Separation (ADSEP)? Military Justice Guides is here to help. Purchase our Marine Corps ADSEP Response Template to write and submit a persuasive response.

What You Need to Know

Administrative separations (ADSEP) are intended to promote readiness by maintaining high standards of performance, conduct, discipline, achieve and maintain authorized force levels, and provide for the separation of personnel under various circumstances. Marines may be administratively separated for misconduct, drug abuse, illicit use of prescription medication, alcohol treatment rehabilitation failure, failure in the physical fitness program, or other failures of performance and conduct.

When Marines are discharged, they receive one of three types of service characterization: Honorable, General (Under Honorable Conditions), or Under Other Than Honorable Conditions ("OTH"). The characterization of service often determines what commander can approve your discharge.

If you have been in the Marine Corps for more than six years, or your command recommends an OTH characterization, you are entitled to a Board Hearing before discharge. In those circumstances, you should consult with an attorney.

If you are not entitled to a Board, you should still submit a rebuttal to the discharge. A strong rebuttal may allow you to stay in the Marine Corps or could help you get a discharge upgrade in the future.

What You Can Do

If you are notified of administrative separation, you are entitled to submit a written response. Your written response becomes a part of the official record, so it is important that you submit a professional, respectful, and persuasive response.

You can learn more about the Marine Corps ADSEP process and how to respond in our recent blog posts:

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Marine Corps ADSEP Response Template

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