I swore in at MEPS for the Texas National Guard in September. I’m currently 17 and have been to two RSP drills. I originally joined due to educational benefits, but having looked at my grades, I will not need those benefits anymore. My ship date is in June, and I wanted to know if I can go AWOL from RSP and Basic Training without suffering consequences. What type of discharge will I get? And what consequences will I face? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you
Why don’t need educational benefits? There are other educational opportunities besides college. You MOS my provide training you can use. ... ever thought of other benefits of completing your term of enlistment... VA home loans? Etc. ... Going AWOL is not the way to do anything. You’ll suffer consequences. AWOL is a crime under the federal UCMJ and under Texas Code of Military Justice. The default AWOL discharge is generally OTH.... don’t know what Texas would do but any discharge would most likely preclude you from joining ever again and may affect certain career fields. Not sure did want to be labeled as a quitter from Uncle Sam...go talk to your RSP command.
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