Thank you. It seems as though the chapel is confused. There is no rule that requires release of a soldier
within one year.
There is a process where the army can separate a soldier within the first 180 days for the good of the service.
However , this is at the discretion of the army and not the right of the soldier.
Frankly, there is no easy way out. By design.
In the all volunteer service that is today's army, the Army has an incentive to not release soldiers on request.
It costs a good deal of money to find and train soldiers. If there were an easy way for soldiers to be released that would impact the ability of the army to maintain sufficient manpower to accomplish its mission.
Now, if you have a physical or mental health condition that limits your ability to serve, that could be a way out of the army.
You may want to contact a mental health specialist and get evaluated to determine if you have the mental health condition that is causing your struggles. The chaplain cannot diagnose mental health conditions. Only a doctor can do this.
If you were diagnosed with a mental health condition that is limiting your ability to perform your duties, that would be a basis for the army to discharge
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