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Question about discharges

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by Bogey, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Bogey

    Bogey The Mouth® CLM

    Sep 11, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Hey all,

    I am non-military, but have a relative that was in until a year ago. He was only two years into his hitch, and was released. (a year ago) He didn't get an honorable, nor dishonorable discharge. What kind of discharge would he have received? And what would warrant such a discharge? I'm sure there are many reasons, but what are the most prominent ones?

    Thank you in advance for your replies,

  2. Ed Ely

    Ed Ely Mr. Wonderful

    He had to have received a DD214, Release from Active Duty.
    There is a marking on this form for character of duty
    performed, such as Honorable, etc. Please check it.


  3. eisman

    eisman ARGH! CLM

    Jul 28, 2002
    Moving Target
    Specifically the DD 214-4. That will tell you what his discharge is. He has a copy.

    Reasons for receipt of anything other than a Honorable Discharge usually include some kind of Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) action that was unfavorable. This can range from adultry, to DUI, to theft, or any other violation.

    I have had people try to tell me they received a Less Than Honorable for injury or disability. It seems to be the common excuse. However, I've never found anyone who could prove that (usually they just go away and I never see them again). If he did receive a disability rating that also will be on the 214.
  4. Old NFO

    Old NFO

    Aug 5, 2004
    Arlington, VA
  5. Bogey

    Bogey The Mouth® CLM

    Sep 11, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Thank you Old NFO....thank you all.

    It does my heart good to see people help each other like all of you here on GT.
  6. MR. Fantastic

    MR. Fantastic

    Apr 21, 2004
    Phoenix, AZ
    The most common discharges I've seen that are not either honorable or dishonarable are: an Other than honorable discharge and more common, a bad conduct discharge. The #1 reason for recieving one of these is violating the military's drug policy.
  7. Bogey

    Bogey The Mouth® CLM

    Sep 11, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Thanks guys...

    I now know the deal. He's in the process of leaving the "family" as we speak.
  8. Central Texan

    Central Texan AmericanSoldier

    Dec 27, 2002
    You can also be discharged for failing 3 or more PT tests. I believe it would be a general (other than honorable) discharge
  9. Bogey

    Bogey The Mouth® CLM

    Sep 11, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    The asswipe was caught with his hand in the female cookie jar.
    I am practicing great restraint right wife wants to put me on thorzene to keep me from dancing all over this schmuck.
  10. ChuckJ


    Feb 16, 2003
    Central Oregon, USA
    I have seen a fair amount of uncharacterized discharges in my day. They are not honorable nor unhonorable. Generally when someone gets chaptered out this is what they get. Lot of entry level seperations are uncharacterized.
  11. baileym76


    Nov 8, 2004
    P-town, Oregon
    I work with the guys who issue 2-14's, and there are tons of reasons to get an general discharge. Everything from pregnancy to being a concientious objector. Never assume that someone did something wrong just because they didn't receive an honorable discharge.

  12. 16vmkII

    16vmkII Whipped

    Aug 7, 2004
    What's happening Big B.. Why aren't you at work this morning? pay sucks, can you help me a bit? I should be getting hazardous duty pay for the **** I've been doing the past 14mo's...;)