The main thing i need to find out is from the guys here that have experience hiring people. How much does a person's military background weigh in them getting a job. I am going to be in architecture, maybe engineering if i change majors. Will a discharge from the military keep me from getting a job somewhere? I'm not talking about a dishonorable, nothing really bad, but probably an other than honorable or administrative separation. I'm not really sure if this pops up in a background check or not, or if i even have to ever say what kind of discharge. I'm not planning anything in law enforcement or government. The reason is, things aren't going to well for me in the marines. my right knee and hip have been hurt for a long time, and have gotten bad from training, even the little we have to do as reserves. it's to the point where i have a hard time running, and even biking hurts sometimes. about the only thing i can do that feels just fine is swim. The military refuses to do anything about it, and i don't have insurance. It's a bullshit situation because i've explained to them that i hurt myself in training, but they really don't give a shit because i am a reservist so they can pretty much get away without taking care of it. At this point i am pretty much saying f them and not going in anymore. after 9 drills they will discharge my ass, so whatever. I'm over it. this was pretty much the last straw after figuring out how much of their shit is lies, and dealing with other b.s. stuff from them. The way i see it is, I am the only one who is going to have to live in my body, and they could give a shit less about me once i get done with my contract, so if i stay in and continue to be in pain, then i am just screwing myself over in the long run.