Under a Chapter 6 separation a Soldier will be separated because of genuine dependency or hardship.

  1. Dependency exists when death or disability of a member of a Soldier’s (or spouse’s) immediate family causes that member to rely upon the Soldier for principal care or support.
  2. Hardship exists when in circumstances not involving death or disability of a member of the Soldier’s (or spouse’s) immediate family, separation from the Service will materially affect the care or support of the family by alleviating undue and genuine hardship.

Learn more about Discharges of Army Enlisted Personnel.