i want out asap how do i do it

That’s kind of a difficult question.  If all you want is out, there are a number of illegal things you can do that will get you kicked out, but you risk a lot of benefits, and you also risk making finding employment more difficult because of your discharge.

If you’re in the first 180 days of your contract you’re eligible for an entry level discharge, where basically you just quit (If you qualify let me know and I’ll explain further).If you somehow manage to become injured badly you can get a medical discharge (It’s pretty hard to fake this one, it seems like if you try to injure yourself you won’t get discharged out of spite.)

There’s also such a thing as a “hardship discharge”.  One example of this would be say, if you’re family were to suffer some tragic accident leaving you as the only person to care for your 5 year old brother.  Because this hardship didn’t exist prior to joining, and can’t reasonably be resolved while you’re in the marines, the corps could choose to release you from your contract to allow you to care for your brother.  This one is also near impossible to fake, but should (God forbid) such a thing befall you, I would like you to know it exists.

Short of all of these things, the main way out is to finish your contract, and try to convince anyone you know back home who may be interested, not to join.  I hope this has been helpful.

Safety and Peace



    I need some assistance. Cause shit all over the net is confusing. Long story short my son went to MCRD for boot. He’s been there since Sept 1 2017. He got dropped for stress fractures (5 of them) I know, and the kid drank milk like a fish growing up. He then went to MRP, then PCP, then back to trainng and has been dropped again. Both times he dropped 1 week before the Crucible. He preformed extremely well in everything, his bones just wouldn’t hold out. He was in a wheelchair for a couple days and now on crutches. He says they are going to send him home. Something about Admin discharge. I think since it’s reaccuring fractures they will send him to PEB vs RSP.
    I don’t want them trying to fuck him over cause he’s young.
    What happens next? What kind of a discharge do you speculate? Does he get any kind of benifits?
    Can he re-enlist in another branch?
    I tried to ask the recruiter these things and he doesn’t have any answers for me.
    Not even sure I posted this in the right place. Lol. Srry. Please help. Thank you!

    • Billiam201

      The characterization of the discharge will likely be an entry-level separation. This generally requires a service time of 180 days, and (also generally) does not confer VA benefits.

      That said, there is still hope. While I lack a medical degree, it is plain to see that he is injured. They may elect to give him a administrative discharge, such as a General Discharge under honorable conditions, in order to allow him to seek care from the VA. This, however is entirely in the hands of the officers in charge.

      As far as enlisting in another branch, that will be up to the recruiting officers of those branches. Anything can be waived, it’s just a question of what his medical condition is at that time.

      • JAMISB

        @billiam201 Thank you so much! This was very helpful. I appreciate this.