The flight did cost the government money from which is non-refundable. The airline gave me another ticket for the same flight for the next day. I was directed to cancel the flight by my superintendent.
I did show up on time for the initial flight and was directed not show up the next day.
My travel reservation was cancelled.
The missed flight did cause me to not be available for the intended place of duty. I was not late to my assigned place of duty, I was not able to go.
Would AWOL be the issue even if the decision for me not to catch the second flight came from my superintendent?
What would be the suggested next steps?
Since I was on orders at the time of the incident, do I have the right to receive legal assistance from my base?
Am I expected to prove the inaccuracy of the allegations or is my supervision required to prove that I indeed was intoxicated?
Last question. What are the chances of a case like this being won in a court martial?
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