How Does Military Terminal Leave Work?

Military terminal leave allows military members to take a final leave before they are discharged from the military. The amount of time that they are on leave is equivalent to the amount of unused leave while in service.

While a military member is on terminal leave, there are some restrictions for where they can work. For instance, they are prohibited from holding a civil office position with a state or local government. Military members are able to hold a civilian position for the United States government while on terminal leave. Most officers advise military members that if they were unable to participate in the opportunity while on active duty, they likely cannot participate while on terminal leave.