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Is there a military discharge as general -other than honorable conditions?

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2012-06-05 15:13:56

There are actually seven different types of discharge

characterization:

Uncharacterized - For entry level separations where the member

has served less than 180 days when notifed of administrative

separation. This can be recieved for a variety of different

reasons. With respect to non-service related matters such as VA

benefits, civilian employment etc, shall be considered as the

equivilent of an Honorable or General (Under Honorable

Conditions)

Honorable - an Honorable discharge is warranted when the quality

of a member's service has met the standards of accepted conduct and

performance of duty for military personnel.

General under honorable conditions - is appropriate if the

member's service has been honest and faithful, but significant

negative aspects of the member's conduct or performance outweighs

positive aspects of the member's military record.

Under Other Than Honorable Conditions (OTH) - is warranted when

a member engages in conduct involving one or more acts or omissions

that constitute a significant departure from the conduct expected

of members of the armed forces.

Bad Conduct - Is assigned as part of the sentence at Special or

General court-martial.

Dishonorable - The least favorable characterization. Recieved as

part of the sentence at General court-martial.

Dismissal - Equivilent to a Dishonorable, but reserved for

commissioned officers. Recieved as part of the sentence at General

court-martial.


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