508. Conditional or absolute discharge.

A conditional discharge is an order discharging the offender subject to the condition that he commits no service offence1 during a period specified in the order2. The period must begin with the date of the order, and not exceed the maximum period for the time being specified3 as the maximum period of civilian conditional discharge4. An absolute discharge is an order discharging the offender absolutely5. Where a court sentences an offender by conditionally or absolutely discharging him, the sentence must not include any other punishment except a service compensation order6.

If the person conditionally discharged by the Court Martial is