FREE - On Google Play

The Surprising Reasons Why These Members Were Discharged From The Military
Why did these members of the military get discharged? It's something most people don't talk about, but military discharge is something that happens for a lot of reasons. Follow along as members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and more open up about the very personal reasons for their discharge. Here's what they had to say.


I was discharged from the Army under Don't Ask Don't Tell. People think this wasn't a real thing that affected real people but it was. This and some false accusations ruined my life.

How frustrating.

I got discharged from the military because they found out that I had bipolar disorder in the past... Yet I was one of the top sharpshooters in my academy.

A catalyst for change.

I got kicked out of the military for addiction...so I kicked my addiction's butt and have never been prouder!

"A" for effort.

I was medically discharged from the Army before completing basic training after I blew out my knee. I was just thanked for "trying to serve". That was a first. Meant a lot to me. Thank you.

The fear is real.

I'm addicted to gambling. I can't stop and it's ruining my life. Got kicked out of the military and getting a big check soon and I'm scared I will gamble it away.

The timing couldn't be worse.

I was going to join the Marines. Then a month before I shipped to boot camp I was medically discharged from a broken arm that happened in a car accident that was not my fault.