Females in Combat
Chapter 14: A misconduct discharge!
MisconductA misconduct discharge can result from a pattern of minor disciplinary infractions, a serious military offense, or a conviction by civilian authorities. Common misconduct offenses include drug use and unauthorized absence. If you're thinking of trying to get out for misconduct, you're taking a big risk. Most offenses resulting in a misconduct discharge are also punishable by court-martial, and you could wind up in prison with a bad conduct or dishonorable discharge.
If your command wants to give you a misconduct discharge, the commander must first try to "rehabilitate" you--give you another chance. If the command still decides, against your will, that you should be discharged, you can challenge it. You have the right to a lawyer and to an Administrative Board hearing where you can explain your behavior or defend yourself against unfair accusations. The hearing officers and NCOs will decide if you should be discharged, and what character of discharge (Honorable, General, or Other Than Honorable conditions (OTH) to recommend. Misconduct discharges are usually Under Other Than Honorable conditions. It is proving much more effective to Misconduct route of discharge. [No benefits, no Veterans Affairs disability ratings, no educational support! You just end up with a person with no job skills, other then killing, no place to live and very angry at the world in general.
This is an introduction to a new section within ptsdsupport.net. I have recently learned about a new (TO ME) approach on how to get individuals out of military service when they are experiencing sever Combat Stress or the first but hidden signs of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). And have them lose if not all, most of the benefits that were earned under combat situations!!
A Recent Example:PTSD victim booted for ‘misconduct'! [The Bull Shit just keeps getting deeper and deeper!]
PTSD Is a Recognized Anxiety Disorder!
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders American Psychiatric Association