We don't list 'time' as a limitation or a constraint in military operations. Time is always too short. There are, however, rules of thumb, 1/3-2/3 for example. And the military does engage in backwards planning.
I'm not sure what the Plaintiff wanted to achieve out of this. Perhaps it would be better to seek a remedy over a specific class of cases.
News report shows that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn won't be getting his medals back. But it doesn't indicate which army board it is, assumedly Correction of Military Records.
Specifically, the report addresses where the boards decision was held for two months past the date of former President Trump's departure from office.
Consider this in the vein of promotion of a one-star SEAL to two-star after Senate admonishment of the SEAL. The Navy simply retroactively promoted him following a witch hunt for a whistle blower. The cases are not related, but it shows bad faith.
These games, they remind me of a military charge, something about unbecoming conduct.