Discharges in Lieu of Court Martial, Separations in Lieu of Trial, and Officer Resignations for the Good of the Service

Court martial lawyer, Michael Waddington, discusses Discharges in Lieu of Court Martial, Separations in Lieu of Trial, and Officer Resignations for the Good of the Service. Call 1-866-969-9860 to speak with a civilian defense attorney today.

Types of Pre-Trial Discharges in Lieu of Court-Martial

  • Chapter 10 – Discharge in Lieu of Court-Martial (Army)
  • Chapter 4 (Air Force)
  • Separation in Lieu of Trial – SILT (Navy)
  • Resignation (Officers)

Major Benefits of a Discharge in Lieu of Court-Martial

  • No Federal Conviction
  • No Jail Time
  • No Sex Offender Registration
  • No Punitive Discharge (Dishonorable, Bad Conduct, or Dismissal)

Major Disadvantages of a Discharge in Lieu of Court-Martial

  • Other Than Honorable Discharge – OTH (General discharges are grants in some situations)
  • Loss of Most VA & Military Benefits
  • Loss of Military Career