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PSA: Getting Chaptered Is Not Good

Messy military lawyer. Today’s public service announcement kind of is blowing my mind that I even have to say this. Getting chaptered is not good.

Getting chaptered is not good. If you get put out, you have fewer than six years and you get put out with a general under honorable, which is what they can do to you without very much due process on your part, you’re going to lose your GI bill.

You’re going to lose veterans assistance with education. You’re also going to lose your ability to convert any of the time that you spent in the military to civil service or tribe importance, assuming you could even find a job after the military gives you a bad discharge.

General under honorable is not good. It says under honorable, but I promise you it takes away all the benefits that you actually care about except for like VA maybe, depending on if you’ve got a medical issue from your service. Today’s public service announcement is don’t try to get chaptered. That’s not a good way to leave the military. Messy military lawyer.

Jocelyn Stewart is a UCMJ court-martial attorney who specializes in defense of allegations of sexual assault for all branches of the military worldwide.

 

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