-About 2 years ago, I applied for a position that required completion of an SF-85p and MBI. I was adjudicated and still work at the agency.
-2 years before applying for said position I received a General (under honorable conditions) discharge from the Army Reserve for “unsatisfactory participation” - I quit going to drill for personal reasons. However, at the time I was filling out the SF-85p I was truthfully unaware that I was discharged for this reason. My confusion came from my military contract “National Call to Service”. This specific contract required approximately 2 years active duty (which I completed with an Honorable discharge), 2 years active ready reserve (which I also completed, in fact, I drilled for a total of 3 years and 11 months), and then the remaining 4 of my 8 year military commitment could be spent in either the IRR, ready reserve, or active duty. At any rate, when I could no longer attend drill, and accumulated 9 unauthorized absences, I was given transfer orders to the IRR from my command. Following the transfer orders I was sent documentation for “administrative separation” and a recommendation from my CO that I be transferred (not discharged) to the “standy reserves inactive” which I interpreted as a transfer to the IRR where I would fulfill the remainder of my contract. That concludes any and all documentation I was sent by my command for this period of military service (I have all the documentation).
Now, about a year after I get my job (with an adjudicated MBI) I went to an Army recruiter to re enlist in the reserves. The recruiter told me I was given a General (under honorable conditions) discharge for unsatisfactory participation and an RE-4. I was shocked and explained my situation, as described above, as a result, I was granted a waiver and allowed to re-enlisted for 4 years. (I’ll receive an Honorable discharge after this current enlistment).
My concern is on my SF-85p, specifically, section #12 asks "Has any of the following happened to you in the last 7 years? (Fired from a job, quit a job after being told you’d be fired, left a job by mutual agreement following allegations of misconduct, left a job by mutual agreement following allegations of unsatisfactory performance, or left a job for other reasons under unfavorable circumstances) I answered NO.
However, I did list all the correct dates of my military service (including my reserve time) in section #16. So, its not like I was trying to conceal that period of service. I also found it weird that the SF-85p does not ask for military discharge characterization, why is this?
At any rate, my concern is that when I’m re-investigated at the 5 year mark this may come up as an issue. Am I being paranoid? Is there something I should do about this? Also, by the time I’m re-investigated, the period of reserve service that resulted in the General (under honorable conditions) discharge will be outside the 7 year scope of section #12. Should I still list it or discuss it with an investigator?
Any constructive feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you.