A Brief Overview of Military Discharge

Introduction A military discharge is given when a member of the armed forces is released from their obligation to serve. Each country’s military has different types of discharge. They are generally based on whether the persons completed their training and then fully and satisfactorily completed their term of service. Other types of discharge are based… Read More


What is Reduction In Rank

Introduction Reduction in rank may refer to three separate concepts: Brief History Reduction in rank (Latin gradus deiectio meaning position degradation) was a Roman military punishment. United States In the United States, courts-martial may adjudge reduction to any enlisted member to the lowest or any intermediate pay grade. However, a summary court-martial may not sentence… Read More

What is Drumming Out?

Introduction Drumming out is the historical act of being dishonourably dismissed from military service to the sound of the Rogue’s March or a drum. In modern figurative usage, it may refer to any act of expulsion or dismissal in disgrace. Refer to Cashiering. Origin One of the earliest recorded references to drumming out occurs in… Read More