GI Rights Hotline

Military Discharges and Military Counseling

Call 1-877-447-4487


The fact sheets and military regulations for each branch (in the Discharges/AWOL/UA Table below) and accompanying commentary may provide the information you are seeking about many discharges.  Military regulations often allow for a great deal of command discretion. Consequently outcomes can vary from person to person.  To discuss the likelihood of different outcomes call a counselor at 1-877-447-4487.  If you are experiencing harrassment, discrimination, or abuse, you can learn about your rights and the options available to you by exploring the section Rights, Grievances, and Complaints.  Many answers can also be found in the Frequently Asked QuestionsFor more information  specific to your particular situation, please call a counselor at 1-877-447-4487.  Our counselors are happy to discuss any of this information with you and discuss options you can explore to address the specific situation you are in.

Discharges & AWOL or UA

Military Regulations & Commentary
Fact Sheets Department of Defense Air Force Army Navy Coast Guard Marines
DoD Absences (Reserves) Air Force Absences (Reserves) Army Absences (Reserves) Navy Absences (Reserves) Coast Guard Absences (Reserves) Marines Absences (Reserves)
DoD AWOL (Active) Air Force AWOL (Active) Army AWOL (Active) Navy AWOL (Active) Coast Guard AWOL (Active) Marines AWOL (Active)
DoD CO Air Force CO Army CO Navy CO Coast Guard CO Marines CO
DoD DEP Air Force DEP Army DEP Navy DEP Coast Guard DEP Marines DEP
DoD Hardship Air Force Hardship Army Hardship Navy Hardship Coast Guard Hardship Marines Hardship
DoD Disability Air Force Disability Army Disability Navy Disability Coast Guard Disability Marines Disability
DoD Entry Level Air Force Entry Level Army Entry Level Navy Entry Level Coast Guard Entry Level Marines Entry Level
DoD Homosexual (rescinded) Air Force Homosexual (rescinded) Army Homosexual (rescinded) Navy Homosexual (rescinded) Coast Guard Homosexual (rescinded) Marines Homosexual (rescinded)
DoD Misconduct Air Force Misconduct Army Misconduct Navy Misconduct Coast Guard Misconduct Marines Misconduct
DoD ODPMC Air Force ODPMC Army ODPMC Navy ODPMC Coast Guard ODPMC Marines ODPMC

Rights, Grievances, and Complaints

See also