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Getting Out of the Military for Misc Reasons

Convenience of the Government

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This is kind of a "catch all," for voluntary separations that don't fall under specific programs. Note that it's called "convenience of the government," not "convenience of the servicemember." One example would be discharge in order to enter a commissioning program.

The military can also use this provision when it would really rather that you get out, but doesn't have a basis to require your separation under any other separation program. For example, if you won the state lottery and became a multi-millionaire overnight, the services probably would not find it conducive to moral and discipline to have a 3-striper millionaire arriving at work everyday in his private helicopter. In such cases, they would most likely gladly approve a discharge request under "convenience of the government."

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