Your DD-214 will show what kind of discharge you got. That includes Separation information (type of separation, character of service, authority and reason for separation, separation and reenlistment eligibility codes). That's the only official documentation that matters. Fancy certificates are for your "I-Love-Me" wall.
Hard question. You will need to ask your local state police.
If for them "other than honorable" means "other than" honorable then that would be bad news.
My discharge says "honorable discharge" and it came with a letter saying "thank you for your faithful service".
It took 6 years to get it.
The DD214 says nothing of course.
As usual, the trolls took off with your thread with little to no information and you have supplies little to none. So why not answer the questions posed? What was the real story of why you were given a general discharge under conditions other than honorable. You will never get an answer without the truth.
The OP refers to what he got as a "general discharge." If it truly was that it would be under honorable conditions but for some reason he seems to think it doesn't qualify for a concealed carry permit in his state. That's why I asked him to elaborate on exactly what kind of discharge he had. It seems that even the holders of their own discharges sometimes don't know what they have.
Since none of us have seen what he has I guess the best thing for him to do is fill out and submit an application for a permit and see what happens.
If it's an intentionally false answer.There is a question on the form that he/she will need to answer yes/no about military discharges. He/she may not know what to put down. A false answer would be a felony.
There is a question on the form that he/she will need to answer yes/no about military discharges. He/she may not know what to put down. A false answer would be a felony.
Posts one of the chief trolls ^^^^. Folks - there is no such thing as a general discharge under conditions other than honorable. A general discharge is an administrative discharge which is ALWAYS characterized as under honorable conditions. I have been the senior officer presiding over several administrative discharge boards. Say a sailor pops positive on a urinalysis for marijuana.
Is that how you got the boot Swabby?
Even after all this great advice the O/P would still need to go to the state bureau of investigation and ask them specifically.
You are right that he/she should bring the DD-214 along.