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MILPERSMAN Section 1910-138 (16 Jun 2012) SEPARATION BY REASON OF MISCONDUCT - MINOR DISCIPLINARY INFRACTIONS

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2. Policy. Members may be processed for separation based upon a series of at least three, but not more than eight, minor violations (specifications) of reference (a), provided

a. None of the reasons could have resulted in a punitive discharge. See reference (b), Appendix 12, for list of maximum punishment for each article of reference (a);

b. Offenses are documented in the member's service record;

c. Offenses have occurred during the current enlistment;

d. Member was disciplined by one nonjudicial punishment (NJP); and

e. Member has violated a NAVPERS 1070/613 Administrative Remarks Counseling and or Warning as explained in MILPERSMAN1910-204,or other form of counseling as explained in MILPERSMAN 1910-202 prior to processing.


3. Exception to this Policy. If the member is in Entry Level Status (ELS) as defined in MILPERSMAN 1910-010, and the reasons for processing are based solely on minor violations of reference (a) and do not meet eligibility of any other type of misconduct, the processing should then be under Entry Level Performance and Conduct (MILPERSMAN 1910-154).

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5. Characterization of Separation. The least favorable and accepted characterization is General (Under Honorable Conditions) (GEN), although Honorable (HON) may be assigned if appropriate....