If memory serves me correctly, a chapter 9 carries an under honorable conditions (the old general discharge) as the worst characterization of service. That would not stop an MEB/PEB. If they switched tracks to misconduct (which they can do), then the misconduct would take precedence since it carries the possibility of an under other than honorable conditions (UOTHC) discharge.I am a Company Commander who currently has a Soldier pending both a CH 9 and a MEB at the same time. This is becuase he was already in IDES for a MEB and then had an alcohol related incident and was deemed an ASAP failure. The Commanding General will decide if he gets the MEB or Chapter. It appears for now that he will get the MEB.
Yes, it can be honorable. As I said, a general discharge is the worst characterization of service for a chapter 9.chapter 9 can some with honorable, depends on what the commander wants to push