Definition of honorable discharge in English:

honorable discharge


  • Discharge from military service with a favorable record.

    ‘he recently received an honorable discharge from the Air Force’
    • ‘Upon receiving an honorable discharge from military service, he returned to Yellowstone as assistant park engineer.’
    • ‘Burdette will be released from the military with an honorable discharge and will be able to spend quality time with his family.’
    • ‘He was awarded an honorable discharge for his service to the nation.’
    • ‘It is also interesting to note that Kerry did not obtain an honorable discharge until Mar. 12, 2001 even though his service obligation should have ended July 1, 1972.’
    • ‘After going AWOL for two days and smoking marijuana while drunk, he said he got a general discharge from the Army rather than an honorable discharge.’
    • ‘He earned four service medals and three ribbons before his honorable discharge in 1994.’
    • ‘He received his honorable discharge in October of 1973, eight months before his scheduled discharge, so he could attend Harvard Business School.’
    • ‘Securing an honorable discharge for a son who had just gone AWOL to work for a Republican political candidate would have been one in a long string of special favors he secured for his son.’
    • ‘He was given an honorable discharge, according to the court report, but was not permitted to re-enlist after his three-year stint was up in 1978.’
    • ‘Somebody could have missed a year's worth of Guard drills and still end up with an honorable discharge.’
    • ‘In the end, the embarrassed court-martial officers granted me an honorable discharge, but I still have nightmares about that period.’
    • ‘‘He said he'd gotten an early honorable discharge,’ Professor Tsurumi recalls.’
    • ‘Why did his commanders apparently tolerate his lapses in training and approve his honorable discharge?’
    • ‘Ranger previously served as a rifleman in the Marines from 1995-1999 and left with an honorable discharge.’
    • ‘I got an honorable discharge, and eventually, in the next year, moved to California to begin practicing emergency medicine.’
    • ‘He was given an honorable discharge after serving five years, four months, and five days of his original six-year commitment.’
    • ‘He served and eventually got an honorable discharge (the papers still exist).’
    • ‘When he returned home and got his honorable discharge in August 2003, Hoffman says, he knew what he had to do next.’
    • ‘He did fulfill his requirements, as is demonstrated by the honorable discharge he received.’
    • ‘He has not reported back to his unit and is hoping for an honorable discharge at some point in the future.’