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I have an other than honorable discharge in lieu of court martial. I have a RE code of “4” on my DD-214. Do I have hope in the civilian world? Can I find a decent career? What can I do what can I not do?

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Angel Diaz Troy, NY

I was just a young foolish soldier when it happened. I really regret getting kicked out. Somebody please help.
Email: angeldiaz518@gmail.com
Phone: 5189618895

8 January 2019 1 reply Mentoring

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Tim Cochrane New York, NY

People make mistakes, sometimes big mistakes, show me someone who hasn't? My advice is to go after whatever it is you want. "Other than Honorable" is not the end of the world and without knowing all of the circumstances of why you received that discharge, you should be honest and state it as you did here, you made a mistake and (hopefully) have corrected the behavior. Make sure you present examples of how you have learned from it! Most employers will be impressed more with honesty, then your mistake.
Good Luck and Much Success!

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