Myth: If you get an OTH discharge, it gets upgraded in six months.

Truth: Often, a service member will accept a deal that includes an Other Than Honorable Conditions discharge, believing that it gets automatically upgraded in six months. This is false. It’s true that several months after separation a member can petition to have the discharge upgraded, but it’s a complicated process and the odds are always very long against getting the upgrade. An OTH can have serious consequences for your future. Talk to a good military attorney before accepting any deal that includes an OTH.