Make sure I understand your question: Are you asking if 1.) Should you stay in. or 2.) should you take the general under honorable conditions, throw in the towel and quit?
If that is what you are asking, then by all means STAY IN! You will lose Veteran status and all that goes with it.
With a Honorable Discharge. You must completely meet the standards of conduct and performance expected of military members, your commander will characterize your service as "honorable" upon discharge. A person with an Honorable discharge is considered a veteran (if you have 24 months service) and is eligible for veterans benefits.
However, a General (Under Honorable Conditions) is a whole different matter. Something worth really thinking about. Despite the term "under honorable conditions," a "General" discharge is not on the same level as an "Honorable." It means the person screwed up, and got kicked out, but their conduct wasn't quite serious enough to warrant the most severe administrative discharge characterization, the UOTHC. You also lose ALL Veteran benefits and status. Now that may not seem like much, but when you are older, even if you don't need the benefits the status is worth it's weight in gold.
· 1 decade ago