Military Discharges


Resources and other links

Helping Out - A Guide to Military Discharges and GI Rights

Getting Out - A Guide to Military Discharges (pdf)
Distributed by the GI Rights Hotline

Department of Defense Directive 1332.14: Enlisted (pdf)

Administrative Separations (pdf)
Enlisted separations from the Army Reserve and National Guard are governed by:

AR 135-178 Enlisted Administrative Separations
www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/r135_178.pdf

AR 635-200
Download Document from usapa.army.mil site.

Sample Hardship Discharge Appeal Letter (word) (pdf)

Active Duty Enlisted Administrative Separations
docs.usapa.belvoir.army.mil/jw2/xmldemo/r635_200/head.asp
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/www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/r635_200.pdf

Medical Fitness Standards

Department of Defense Instruction 1332.38: Physical Disability Evaluation (Download pdf)

Army Regulation 40-501 Chapter 3 Medical Fitness Standards for Retention and Separation Including Retirement, page 14 and Chapter 2 Physical Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction, page 1 (Download pdf)
 

514. Medical Fitness Standards for Deployment and Certain Geographical Areas (link)

Navy Manual: Medical Examinations (Download pdf)


Air Force Instruction 48-123: Medical Examinations and Standards (Download pdf)

AR 600-43 Conscientious Objection
docs.usapa.belvoir.army.mil/jw2/xmldemo/r600_43/head.asp (Link will open a new window.)
www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/r600_43.pdf

Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
www.military-network.com/main_ucmj/main_ucmj.htm
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usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/ucmj/blucmj.htm
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www.law.cornell.edu/topics/military.html
(Look under Federal Statutes on the upper right hand column)

Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM)
2005 Edition of the Manual for Court-Martial (MCM) -- includes the 2002 material. (25MB pdf download)
2005 Edition of the Manual for Court-Martial (MCM) -- includes the 2002 material. (25MB pdf download from www.usapa.army.mil site)
www.jag.navy.mil/documents/mcm2000.pdf

www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/mcm2002.pdf

alternate source for mcm2002
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Amendments to the 2002 MCM
www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/04/20020412-4.html
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Military Acronyms and Terms
www.ulib.iupui.edu/subjectareas/gov/military.html
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