Hello, I was presented with a summarized article 15
summary today based off article 86 Absent without Leave
. my 1SG and company commander are pushing ucmj action because i was sleeping, on my day off(i am a shift worker so my off day was during the week) and missed their calls informing me that i had a urinalysis. I called them back at 12:15pm, as soon as i woke up and they said i was AWOL
. I have been taking ambien for over a year now because my chain of command failed to remove me from the barracks after a stalking
issue last year and i cannot sleep without it. While they did come to my barracks room, they know that I stay at my boyfriends house because I am scared to sleep in the barracks. They have his address, but did not come to his house. Thus, did not try everything to find me. During the first reading (today), I asked 3 times for copies of my article 15 packet and they refused to give me anything, including the article summary. I know for a fact that they have no right to punish me for something that i did not knowingly do. I have until 6 pm tomorrow to decide if i should accept, or court martial
.. Accepting this, knowing that it is opposite of Army
reg, and despite the evidence/documentation would be absolutely foolish. My 1SG walks all over soldiers
, particularly female, and I am done putting up with their endless power trips. They said that I have no right to talk to TDS. What should I do from here? accept and appeal, or court martial?
JA: Has anything been officially filed?
Customer: yes. today was the first reading, tomorrow is the second.
JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?
Customer: My squad leader is the one sending me down the river. I want to talk to Sergeant Major in the morning, and possibly IG for the barracks issue
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I was sleeping on a non-duty day, 2 days after an ER visit, and missed their calls. I cannot be AWOL if i did not know that I was supposed to report to a urinalysis.