What is a chapter 11 in a military discharge?

Not legal advice: In the U.S. Army, Chapter 11 is about entry-level separation (ELS).

It's not unusual for new recruits to take some time to really understand the different pressures and expectations they face as a service member.

In this chapter, it covers that recruits have an option for discharge. It is when they don't adapt to the military world and show that they are not succeeding within it. According to Armytimes.com, a service member still in entry-level status is eligible for an involuntary performance and conduct discharge called an entry-level separation.

This can only be given to service members in entry-level status, within their first 180 days of continuous active military service.

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Updated on Thursday, May 22 2014 at 11:28AM EDT