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MCO P1100.72C MILITARY PERSONNEL PROCUREMENT MANUAL, VOLUME 2 ENLISTED PROCUREMENT (SHORT TITLE: MPPM ENLPROC) (10 Feb 04)

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4301 Discharges

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3. Other Situations Involving Members of the DEP and SMCR Awaiting IADT Where Discharge is Appropriate

...d. Desire for Release or Intent Not to Report. Cases will arise in which members express a desire to be released from their enlistment contract. This may have been expressed through letters to a congressional representative via chain of command. Their intention is to not report to the MEPS for enlistment in the Marine Corps, or to not execute their IADT orders. Whenever commanding officers of recruiting stations are confronted with the above situation, the following action will be taken:

Comments: "MEPS" is Military Entrance Processing Station.   "IADT" is Initial Active Duty for Training.

(1) The individual will be interviewed and counseled about fulfilling the contract. Individuals will be reminded that their enlistment contract is legally and morally binding.

2) If the interview and counseling session fails, and the individual insists on being released from the enlistment, the individual will be discharged as soon as possible.

(3) Letters advising individuals of their discharge from the DEP should not chastise or degrade the individual. Rather, we should offer our best wishes for success in their future endeavors so as to maintain a cordial relationship.