Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 6. Enlisted Personnel.


§ 49–601. Discharge without honor.

An enlisted man may be discharged without honor at any time by order of the Commanding General on account of fraudulent enlistment, or on account of his being continuously absent without leave from his command for a period of not less than 3 months.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 775, ch. 328; as added Feb. 18, 1909, 35 Stat. 632, ch. 146, § 26.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 39-501.

1973 Ed., § 39-404.


§ 49–602. Dishonorable discharge.

An enlisted man shall be dishonorably discharged by order of the Commanding General upon conviction of felony in a civil court; upon discovery of reenlistment after previous dishonorable discharge; or to carry out a sentence of a court-martial.


(Mar. 1, 1889, 25 Stat. 775, ch. 328; as added Feb. 18, 1909, 35 Stat. 632, ch. 146, § 27.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 39-502.

1973 Ed., § 39-405.