Posted on Jan 17, 2019
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Honest question I would like facts not so much opinions. (Minor opinions acceptable) what is the process taken to get out of a active duty contract with a little over two years left and ethier switching to national guard,reserves, or general discharge
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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The fact is you have to ETS or get kicked out, lose all your benefits, and be completely ineligible for transferring into the Reserve component.
Outside of any extraordinary circumstances granting a hardship discharge, or medical discharge, those are the straight facts. Anyone else who tells you different is selling you something, or a barracks lawyer.
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SPC Erich Guenther
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This is correct you will be treated as in breach of the contract you signed. They are not going to do you any favors. Your rank will be frozen and for the 6-8 months it takes to liesurely process your paperwork you will be under a no favorable actions ban which they also tend to call a bar to re-enlistment. Leave requests very restricted, your restricted to barracks or post usually and eligible for every single work detail that comes across the 1SG desk. Additionally, in an Infantry unit your going to be continually picked on because your not going to be training with the other soldiers and they will treat you as voluntary dead wood. You will leave the service after this 6-8 month period very bitter at how they treated you on the way out.......nobody will care in the unit though.
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CSM Darieus ZaGara
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There is no established process for this scenario. You would have to call into one of several other categories in order to leave service prematurely, all of which are derogatory in nature. You best bet is to fulfill your commitment honorably, leaving the service with your head held high ready to take on the world. Thank you for your service.
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This is the process:
Complete your full term of service.
Be separated due to poor performance, misconduct, medical, hardship, or failure to maintain body composition standard.
Without you stating a cause for you to be released from the contract you entered into, this is as detailed an answer I can provide.
Based on your visible rank and your post stating you have a little over 2 years remaining, it appears you may be headed to an early separation.
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