Hey so I got discharged from bootcamp and on my dd214 it says ‘ entry level’ uncharacterized’ but I was released for fraud,
My final questions are,to be clear: will this negatively affect my civilian employment, will this keep me from getting into any schools/ block any healthcare etc.will the gov look negatively upon me?
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An entry level separation is uncharacterized, so it won't say "honorable" or "general" or "other than honorable." An entry level separation is appropriate when you have less than 180 days of service. it isn't a medical discharge.
As for the fraud, you failed to disclose a history of suicide ideations, which means they wouldn't have accepted you into the service. Failing to disclose a material fact equals "fraud." some employers may not accept you for employment based on that, and also based on your ELS.
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Your post is a bit confused---sounds like you get an ELS, that is not the same thing a medical discharge. You were lucky. Had the command booted you for some fraudulent activity you would have had some other characterization of discharge that might have hurt you for years to come. To a savvy employer an ELS means your local commander decided it would be better for the DOD if you were not in the military--lots of people with injuries, family matters back at home or other reasons get ELS. To many employers its meaning is ambiguous.
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It’s uncharacterized. It’s Entry Level. It’s not medical, it’s Entry Level. If you ever fill out an application that asks if you served and what type of discharge, you will need to answer truthfully. As far a fraudulent enlistment, fraud is fraud. Will it affect employment in the near future? It could if honesty is part of the job requirements
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It's not Honorable. It is Entry Level. Yes, some employers may not hire you with an ELS.
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