I've been discharge from the military with a general discharge under honorable condition for failing my pt test will the discharge change to honorable
No, the character of the discharge will not change.
You should be fine for most jobs. Some jobs may require an explanation. Make sure you always include a copy of your DD-214 with any job application and always bring a copy with you to any interviews. Be prepared to talk about the discharge openly and honestly at any interview.
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There is no "automatic" change to your characterization of service after discharge. Moreover, it is difficult to answer whether a general (under honorable conditions) discharge will have an adverse impact on your ability to obtain a government job as that question is highly dependent on the position for which you are applying. There are however ways one can petition to have their characterization of service changed. The standards that must be met are different depending on the board. Find an attorney experienced in discharge upgrade/records correction to help.
There are no automatic discharge upgrades but you may apply. If your characterization is only based on failing the APFT, ordinarily that is characterized as honorable. If you are able to secure a government job, I would especially encourage you to apply for a discharge upgrade because none of your time in the military can be counted toward civil service retirement points. If you obtain the upgrade then you will be able to use that time in the military toward a civilian retirement. Several here on Avvo understand the process and routinely help clients with the application.
Maybe and Maybe. First there is no automatic upgrade - that should have been explained to you. Secondly, I find it odd you'd receive a "General" discharge for failing an APFT. I would venture there is nothing less than honorable about that alone. If that's the only thing the caused you to be separated, I'd suggest you immediately retain a lawyer to get it upgraded. I think a great argument can be made depending on the rest of your service record. You are possibly missing out on tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits, including the GI Bill, with that characterization; along with employment bars or difficulties. There is a process for upgrading it through the ARDB and ABCMR. But there is a small window to do so. Immediately get a lawyer and see about filing for an upgrade. The process can take a year or more to get relief. Good luck.
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