I was at the prep school, got hurt. Missed a few months of school. Missed enough that would not complete this year and now they are wanting to process a general discharge at the completion of the year. Is there any difference in the prep school and other active duty?
As I read your question, it deals with your military service or being involuntarily discharged from the service. (I am not sure how prep school fits in.) For that reason I have recategorized it as a military law question. If your question really does involve juvenile law, you should re-post it but with more information.
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A general discharge from military prep school service has the same effect as a general discharge from any other form of military service. You should speak with a trial defense service counsel, however. If the only issue for your discharge is that you were injured so could not attend school, you should be receiving an honorable discharge rather than a general discharge.
I concur with Attorney Janko. Be very careful with how you handle this. There are still serious differences between an Honorable and a General discharge. A General discharge is listed as "General, under honorable conditions," so some people, including JAGs, sometimes hastily suggest accepting a General without putting up a fight. However, a getting a General has consequences. For example, a General discharge usually bars you from using your GI Bill, if applicable, and from obtaining other government benefits. Additionally, many employers are very familiar with the military discharge process and they will know that 'something' happened if they see anything less than an Honorable. This is especially true for government employers (police, firefighters, etc.) If faced with a General discharge, a service member should consider consulting a civilian military defense attorney.
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