Florida - I was interviewing a guy for a job and he volunteered that he left the Navy with what he called an “other than honorable discharge”. He told me that it was due to health problems that prevented him from fulfilling his duties. He was discharged over 10 years ago. At the time I did not think much of it, I did not realize that the term “other than honorable” had a legal meaning. Since the interview I looked it up on line and it doesn’t look good, and I cannot see that this would describe a discharge based on medical condition.
Does this guy’s story ring true? Is it possible to get an other than honorable discharge without some kind of wrong doing? Is there a way to check someone’s military record to see what this means? I want to be fair to the guy but I’d also like to know if he is not being honest with me.