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I'm in the process of appealing a NJP for violation of UCMJ article 112a, wrongful use of a controlled substance. Long story short, I took a tablet of Valium from a previous prescription that had not yet expired that was for anxiety for a back procedure almost one year ago. I took this medication to alleviate the anxiety of reporting to a new command, and in a new role. I initially went into my medicine container to retrieve my Dremamine, and the Valium was right next to it. I remembered what the medication did for me for the back procedure. I looked at the expiration date (still good), so I took one pill to help calm my nervousness. Well, it showed up positive in a urinalysis shortly after reporting onboard. I've already had my DRB, XOI, and Captains Mast. My appeal for NJP is due this Friday, and my appeal for Detachment for Cause is Due July 25th. I have an immaculate service record (13 years of service), and have received many awards to include a Navy Commendation Medal, six Navy Achievement Medals and many others. I am praying someone can provide me with some guidance. I have a wife and three children and with facing a potential administrative separation, I'll loose my benefits, not to mention my GI Bill (even if I'm awarded a General under Honorable conditions). Can anyone please provide me some feedback?
I have been to Captains Mast on Monday and I'm working on my appeal for the Non Judicial Punishment which is due this Friday. I will most likely have an administrative separation board next.
No I have not but that seems like a good idea. I have many SNCO's and officers I can talk to. Do you have any other recommendations for my adsep board?
I was on a sea going vessel. So I had no choice. I appreciate your comments and I will not expend too much effort into the appeal for Captains Mast. I am curious as to what you would recommend my focus should be for my adsep board.
Again, thank you psimmons for your time and valuable feedback.
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