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In the aforementioned hypothetical situation, the individual involved would have lost their ID, probably somewhere on the street, after (and I know this might sound crazy) calling an ambulance for a homeless man who asked for help because his legs were very badly infected. The person involved ended up running around looking for this guy's guitar which he claimed to have hid behind some bushes, and it probably fell out of the individual's pocket at that point. The paramedics said the homeless guy was in and out of the hospital all of the time, and never stayed long enough to receive treatment, so it was a waste of time. Do you think that the commander in question would see this as being negligent? Nevermind, I just got your last answer. You're probably right. I think that in that situation, an individual might be willing to take substantial risks to avoid losing their terminal leave which they need to start the spring term of college... but you don't think that individual would be taking a substantial risk by reporting the lost card to PSD? Particularly if it was that person's first offense. And if you were wrong and the individual was sent to NJP, would you recommend requesting court martial?
I appreciate the answers you've given, but I must go to sleep now. I will ask someone at my command who I can trust about it. Please do not post my question online.