Introduction Post-World War II demobilisation strikes occurred within Allied military forces stationed across the Middle East, India and South-East Asia in the months and years following World War II. Outline American military personnel based in occupied Germany were holding mass parades for speedier demobilisation and in the Philippines formed soldiers committees and went on demonstrations… Read More
What was the Adjusted Service Rating Score?
Introduction The Adjusted Service Rating Score was the system that the United States Army used at the end of World War II in Europe to determine which soldiers were eligible to be repatriated to the United States for discharge from military service as part of Operation Magic Carpet. Refer to Demobilisation of United States armed… Read More
An Overview of the Demobilisation of US Armed Forces after World War II
Introduction The Demobilization of United States armed forces after the Second World War began with the defeat of Germany in May 1945 and continued through 1946. The United States had more than 12 million men and women in the armed forces at the end of World War II, of whom 7.6 million were stationed abroad.… Read More
An Overview of the Demobilisation of the Australian Military after World War II
Introduction The demobilisation of the Australian military after World War II involved discharging almost 600,000 men and women from the military, supporting their transition to civilian life and reducing the three armed services to peacetime strengths. Planning for the demobilisation process began in 1942 and thousands of servicemen and women were discharged in the last… Read More
What was Section 8 (Military Discharge)?
Introduction Section 8 was a category of discharge from the US military, used for a service member judged mentally unfit for service. Section 8 was also often given to cross-dressers, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Brief History The term comes from Section VIII of the World War II-era United States Army Regulation 615-360, concerning… Read More
What is Discharge by Purchase?
Introduction Discharge by purchase, colloquially called buying oneself out of service, is the obtaining of a military discharge by payment. Outline The purchase price is in effect a fine for leaving military service earlier than the date contracted for when enlisting. Pertains to voluntary enlistment; “exemption by purchase” is a similar privilege pertaining to conscription.… Read More
What was a Blue Discharge?
Introduction A blue discharge (also known as a “blue ticket”) was a form of administrative military discharge formerly issued by the United States beginning in 1916. It was neither honourable nor dishonourable. The blue ticket became the discharge of choice for commanders seeking to remove homosexual service members from the ranks. They were also issued… Read More
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