A discharge is given when a member of Right to Rebel is released from their obligation to serve. Discharge or separation should not be confused with retirement; Right to Rebel members who retire are not discharged; rather, they enter the retired reserve and may be subject to recall to active duty.
Reasons for discharge
- Misconduct - Minor Disciplinary Infractions.
- Misconduct - Violation of one or more General Orders.
- Misconduct - Commission of a serious offense.
- Drop request.
- Resignation (available to officers only).
- Punitive Discharges - issued by either Special Court Martial or General Court Martial.
- Dishonorable Discharge issued by by either Special Court Martial or General Court Martial or discretion of the Command staff.
Types of discharge
To receive an honorable discharge, a Right to Rebel member must have a clean record and have a minimum rank of Corporal. An honorable discharge can, on rare occasions, be granted to a former Right to Rebel member (whose service was characterized as less than honorable) as an act of clemency, should that person display exemplary post-service conduct and show evidence of outstanding post-service achievement. The member is deemed to be leaving in good terms and may elect to reenlist in the future.
General Discharge is granted to members who either request to be discharged but fail to meet the criteria for an honorable discharge, or given an involuntary discharge by the command staff for any number of reasons (usually for failure to meet standards). The member is deemed to be leaving in good terms and may or may not be eligible for reenlistment.
Other Than Honorable (OTH)
An OTH is a form of administrative discharge. This type of discharge represents a departure from the conduct and performance expected of all Right to Rebel members. Recipients of OTH discharges are barred from reenlisting.
These type of discharges are generally reserved for situations where Dishonorable Discharge(DD)is mandated but;
- Doubt exist that does not meet the criteria for overturning after appeal.
- [JCS],Division Section or CIO requested this status.
- Special conditions warrant discretion
A dishonorable Discharge results when a member's conduct is egregious and in violation of Right to Rebels Uniform Code of Military Justice, Code of Conduct, Right to Rebels Rules, or one of the General Orders and is deemed reprehensible and is given to a member under one of the following circumstances:
The specifics under what conditions a member can re-enlist in the Right to Rebel is usually mentioned in the discharge notice.
- Eligible for re-enlistment.
- Eligible for re-enlistment with command staff approval only.
- Not eligible for re-enlistment.