My daughter, Samantha, and the Navy hasn't ever been a good combination. As I talked with my daughter today, June 02, 2010, she has informed me that her drill weekends, which as we all know, are only once a month and two weeks in the summer are starting to interfere with her culinary career as she attends school in Pittsburgh, PA. My daughter is almost 21 and is capable of her own decisions, and I need to let her make her own decisions, whether good or bad. Samantha has told me that she no longer wants to be part of the Navy and pursue her culinary career with more gusto. Nothing has gone right for my daughter from the time she was in BC and VA for
A school. Samantha did not graduate with her unit at Great Lakes because of her swim troubles, got kicked out of A school for lack of effort with her schooling and took her a long time after getting out of A school in the beginning of October to check in with her reserve center. They were calling me at home and looking for her and was facing some negative consequences if my daughter did not check in soon. Eventually, she did but with a lot of reservation.
I am supportive of my daughter no matter what her decisions. Just need to know if any other moms have encountered the same dilemna and need some feedback and support.
What is a less than honorable discharge and its effects?
Notice the date of the discussion that you are replying to.
An Other Than Honorable (OTH) Discharge is the most severe of administrative discharges. It's very serious and the recipient cannot reenlist in any branch of the armed forces and is also usually barred from joining the Army and Air National Guard. The recipient of an OTH discharge would not be able to receive many, if any, of the benefits available to most veterans. The recipient of an OTH discharge would be banned from receiving any government contract job. If a prospective civilian employer were to see the OTH discharge (some employers request a copy of the DD-214 if the candidate puts military service on the resume), the employer would most likely find a reason not to hire the candidate. There are some cases in which a recipient of an OTH discharge would be able to perform some sort of corrective action and then be able to reenlist, but I would think that would be rare.