(20 ILCS 1815/26)
(from Ch. 129, par. 254)
Discharges shall be either "honorable", "dishonorable" or "without
a. An honorable discharge shall be given to an enlisted man whose
service has been loyal, honest and faithful, and to whom a character grade
of "good", or better, has been given by his immediate commanding officer.
b. A dishonorable discharge shall be given to an enlisted man sentenced
by a general court martial, or convicted of a felony by a civil court.
c. A discharge without honor (blue) shall be given to an enlisted man
whose service has not been loyal, honest and faithful, and to one who has
been disobedient of proper orders, or disrespectful to an officer or
non-commissioned officer; has been intoxicated while on duty or in uniform;
has been absent without leave from five consecutive drills; or has deserted
his guard post while on active duty. The initial application from the
immediate commanding officer for discharge without honor shall cite the
facts and reasons as to why such discharge should be given, and shall
contain a recommendation that the discharge certificate carry the notation,
"character, poor, not recommended for reenlistment".
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1999.)