should not have received two UNM (Unmilitary) or UNS (Unsatisfactory) marks in the same trait in the last 2 years. In addition, the individual must not have been convicted by a general court-martial or by more than one special court-martial. However, in the case of members serving in their first enlistment, induction, or other service obligation, the court-martial convictions will be disregarded if they maintained an average of not less than 3.0 in military behavior during the last 24 months of active service.
PERSONNEL ON INACTIVE DUTYAn honorable discharge will normally be issued unless the reservist has performed active duty of 90 days or more during a Naval Reserve enlistment or service obligation and the service upon the most recent release therefrom was other than honorable, or the member was transferred from the Regular Navy to the Naval Reserve to fulfill his or her service obligation and the service while on such active duty was other than honorable.
A member eligible for a general discharge may receive an honorable discharge if, during the current enlistment or other current period of service, he or she was awarded a Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Gold or Silver Life Saving Medal, or any other Armed Forces Award corresponding to any of these decorations, or if the discharge is a result of disability incurred in the line of duty.
A general discharge may be given for any of the reasons listed under Honorable Discharge. It is a separation from the service under honorable conditions issued to an individual whose military record is not sufficiently meritorious to warrant an honorable discharge. A separation with a general discharge may be effected by the individuals commanding officer or higher authority when the individual is eligible for or is subject to a general discharge and it has been determined that a general discharge is warranted under prescribed standards.
A discharge under other than honorable conditions may be issued for misconduct or security reasons.
A bad conduct discharge is a separation from the service under other than honorable conditions. It maybe given only by the approved sentence of a general or special court-martial.
A dishonorable discharge is a separation from the service under dishonorable conditions. Dishonorable discharges may be given only by approved sentences of general courts-martial. They are appropriate for serious offenses warranting dishonorable separation as included punishment.
All enlisted personnel being processed for separation or transferred for separation will be interviewed and counseled concerning reenlistment intent and the commanding officers recommendation as to reenlistment. The interview will be recorded on page 13 of the service record as required by MILPERSMAN.
Except for members separated upon approval of a medical board, after a complete physical examination, or of a physical evaluation board, every individual separated from the naval service will be given a thorough physical and dental examination prior to separation. This physical examination may be conducted up to 3 months prior to separation, except for the serological tests for syphilis and tuberculosis, which must be given within 6 weeks of the separation date, as stated in the Manual of the Medical Department. All entries must be entered in the health record and on the examination form, SF-88, Record of Physical Examination, prior to separation.
On the date of separation, the health, service, pay, and dental records are brought up to date