GI Rights Hotline

Military Discharges and Military Counseling

Call 1-877-447-4487

Do I have other options?

Even though it may be hard, you may be able to find a job or go to school. Talk with employed friends or neighbors to find out how they got their jobs.


A school guidance counselor, nurse, or social worker may have resources and connections that you can use to find a job or job-training program, get money for school, or get help with a bad situation.


Organizations—such as a neighborhood job counseling programs, church groups, city and state employment and union training programs—also can help you find a job.


If you want to earn money for college, find adventure, or travel, don't assume you must enlist. The pamphlet It's My Life: A Guide to Alternatives After High School can walk you through many options for thinking about jobs and careers, serving your country, seeing the world, and paying for training or college.