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COMDTINST M1000.4 Military Separations (March 2015)

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1.B.15.   Unsuitability 

1.B.15.a. By Commandant’s Direction
          Commander (CG PSC) shall direct the discharge of enlisted members for unsuitability except as provided in Article 1.B.15.e. of this Manual. A discharge for unsuitability in lieu of disciplinary action will not be issued unless Commander (CG PSC) determines the Service’s and the member’s interests will best be served by administrative discharge. See Article 1.B.1. of this Manual when recommending the discharge of a first-term performer for unsuitability.

1.B.15.b. Causes for Discharge for Unsuitability
          The purpose of discharges for unsuitability is to free the Service of members considered unsuitable for further service because of:
          (1) Inaptitude. Applies to members best described as unfit due to lack of general adaptability, want or readiness of skill, clumsiness, or inability to learn.
          (2) Personality Disorders. As determined by medical authority, personality behavior disorders and disorders of intelligence listed in reference (d), Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series), Chapter 5.
          (3) Apathy, defective attitudes, adjustment disorders as listed in reference (d), Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series), Chapter 5, inability to expend effort constructively, or other observable defect for which a separation     designator code (SPD code) exists that renders a member unsuitable for further military service.
          (4) Unsanitary Habits.
          (5) Alcohol Abuse. See Article 2.B. of reference (h), Coast Guard Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program, COMDTINST M1000.10 (series), for guidelines on alcohol abuse cases.
          (6) Financial Irresponsibility.