Honorable Conditions Discharge Essay

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The applicant requests an upgrade of his under other than honorable conditions discharge to general, under honorable conditions. The applicant contends his discharge was not handled fairly. The applicant states, in effect, it all started with one incident in which he had inappropriate relationship, disrespect a senior NCO, and he pursued Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) actions through the chain of command. The applicant contends he was trying to move forward, but the unit chose not to transfer him due to his rank reduction. The applicant states, in effect, he advised by counsel to take a Chapter 10, instead of going to trial by court-martial. The applicant contends he had one mistake in 10 years of service, he accepts the consequences,…show more content…
His record documents no acts of significant achievement or valor and did not support the issuance of an honorable or a general discharge by the separation authority and it does not support an upgrade to an honorable or a general discharge at this late date.

The applicant seeks relief contending, he was advised by his counsel to take a Chapter 10, instead of going to trial by court-martial. The record of evidence shows the applicant voluntarily submitted a request for discharge in lieu of trial by court-martial on 18 October 2010. The applicant made the following statement in his request for discharge in lieu of trial by court-martial “I am making this request of my own free will and have not been subjected to any coercion whatsoever by any person.” An under other than honorable conditions discharge is appropriate with the request and admission of guilt.

The applicant contends his discharge was not handled fairly. The service record shows the applicant was charged with the commission of an offense punishable under the UCMJ with a punitive discharge on 20 April 2009. The applicant after being advised by counsel of the basis for his contemplated trial by court-martial and the maximum permissible punishment authorized under the UCMJ, of the possible effects of an UOTHC if this request is

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