It is accepted among the legal community that many, if not most, discharges by the U.S. military for personality disorder, where a soldier has served for a significant period of time, are bogus. After all, if a soldier successfully serves for many months or years, it is very suspicious that a personality disorder "emerges" later in a soldier's career. This is especially true where a soldier has seen stressful overseas services in a combat zone. Congress is correctly acknowledging that many of these soldiers could be identified as having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that a medical discharge should have occurred.
In another post, our MST lawyers discuss how MST has often led to incorrect diagnoses of personality disorders.