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There is no expungement for a military court martial conviction, which is a federal conviction. The only means of clemency for a General Court Martial is the pardon process through the Department of Justice.
While I certainly understand the facts that you mention as the basis for his decision to leave, legally that isn't an argument against the UCMJ violation, which is why he was ultimately convicted. It may, however, strike a chord with those that review the pardon requests. I won't lie to you though. Obtaining a Presidential pardon is a very low percentage option, but it is regrettably the only option for removing the conviction.
Here is the location for the pardon process.
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