dishonorable discharge


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dishonorable discharge

n.
Expulsion from the armed services and denial of veterans' benefits resulting from a court-martial conviction of a serious violation of the military code, such as failure to obey orders, desertion, rape, or murder.
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Noun1.dishonorable discharge - a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)
dismission, sacking, liberation, firing, dismissal, release, discharge, sack - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
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As far as The Adjutant General was concerned--and he was speaking for the Secretary of War--Soldiers should not be tried by general courts-martial unless the convening authority understood that a dishonorable discharge and five years' imprisonment was the expected punishment.
Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death on the night of the coup, told Reuters in an interview last week that the military, NATO's second biggest, needed "fresh blood." The dishonorable discharges included around 40 percent of Turkey's admirals and generals.
was sentenced to confinement for five years, a dishonorable discharge, and reduction to E-1 for raping his wife.
When he returns to New Orleans after a dishonorable discharge for illegal procurement and use of drugs, Doc still carries his trauma bag with him everywhere ...
Veterans cannot have a "dishonorable discharge" and they must plan on occupying the home as their personal residence.
Under military law, Manning will be able to apply for parole in just over seven years, but will remain a soldier until a dishonorable discharge on release.
Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the maximum possible punishment for a premeditated murder conviction is a dishonorable discharge from the forces, demotion to the lowest enlisted grade and total forfeiture of pay and allowances.
While DADT was the law of the land from December 1993 to September2011, the ban on gays and lesbians in the military is more than 65 years old and has resulted in the discharge, sometimes the dishonorable discharge, of thousands of men and women.
TOKYO - A former official of a state-backed housing finance firm was sentenced to two years in prison and fined 2 million yen by a court Tuesday for receiving bribes from a private financing company in exchange for favors, but his sentence was suspended for four years because he showed remorse and was given a dishonorable discharge.
Punishments can include dishonorable discharge, confinement for two years and the total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, the colonel said.
The author draws on his first-hand observations while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War in this study of how different branches of the US military have imposed sanctions (such as court-martial and dishonorable discharge) on officers and enlisted men over the past 40 years.
The disloyalty involved for this offense must be to the United States as a political entity and not merely to a department or other agency that is a part of its administration." (5) The maximum punishment for this offense is dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 3 years.