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Paperwork has been started for a company grade Art 15. I missed an appointment about a month ago, and lied to my chain of command about it. After a few days, guilt really tore me up, and I came clean to them. I had my first hearing with the 1SG and my PSG today, and they don't have any sworn statements from me, I admitted my guilt verbally to the 1SG. This is the first time I have ever got into any trouble in the 4 years I've been in so far. What do I do?! They don't have a punishment chosen yet, and I have a lot of backing from my PSG, PL, and Section Sgt on how good of a soldier I have been, and how this is "out of character" for me, and the truth is, it really is. I panicked and tried to cover my ass, and it backfired. Any advice??
Yeah, I am not an officer, I am enlisted. I agree, I didn't think the fact they had any sworn statements would matter. My battle buddies told me to contest it because of that fact, but I myself do not think it would be a good idea. I am a very truthful person, and I take full responsibility for what I did. I guess the fact of the matter, is like you said, to fall on my sword. We just returned from a deployment a few months ago, and I was PSD for the battalion commander and CSM. I really hope they look at what I have done in the past, as opposed to just focusing on the lie. Is there anything that you think I should say to the commander when I go into his office? (Company commander, he's a captain).
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