What is the civilian status of a person with a Bad Conduct Discharge from the military?
I know two people who got in trouble while in the military. They were discharged with "BCD's.." Since then, they have been good , honest, hard working citizens. Are they considered "felons?" "Ex-felons?" Not felons, but something else? What is their present and future status as civilians?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Their precise status is that they have a federal criminal record. The UCMJ does not have felony and misdemeanor offenses, however.
That said, different states may impose different "felony-like" civil disabilities (such as losing the right to vote or own a firearm) on people with punitive discharges or who have been convicted of certain offenses.
Note: A punitive discharge is a discharge given per a court-martial sentence. There are three types - dishonorable, bad conduct discharge, and dismissal (only officers are dismissed).Source(s): Manual for Courts-Martial, 2005. I used to be head of legal research for the Air Force District of Washington legal office.
- 1 decade ago
Considered turds who couldnt serve their country without acting like idiots. Felons? No. EX-felons? No....respected NO
- #1 "Abuela"Lv 41 decade ago
Chicken shiats who didn't want to fight for our country so they did something BAD to get kicked out.
Wait til "their" conscience catches up with them. Remem...."Do unto others".....
- 1 decade ago