Please do not bash me for chiming in, please. What I am seeing is that the BVA rates the decision, in most cases for the veteran. On the other hand, the IPEB/FPEB rates in favor of the DoD with the findings that were given to them by said LTC's or Senior Army civilians. What was the VASRD made for if not to rate an injury or illness that a service member incurred, and not just by one board or adjudicator, but across the board equally? The reason that I as is that I am in the process of appealing my 2009 rating to the ABCMR and need as much input, knowledge, and what if's before I appeal.