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I spoke with you previously about my situation but here is a

Good evening sir, I spoke with you previously about my situation but here is a recap along with an update: I'm in the military and was under investigation for adultery and fratenization. I am an E-4 and the other involved party is a E-2. It has been 5 weeks since the investigation finished and they informed me that they did not have enough evidence for adultery but we're going to try and NJP me because my soon to be ex wife who is an E-4 made a statement saying that I told her to lie on her statement, of course she can not prove I told her that but my Sgt Maj still wants to push for NJP. My soon to be ex wife is currently on deployment, and will be gone for another 7-8 months. Should i refuse the NJP if they try and NJP with just my wife's statement?

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My command opened an investigation on me a month ago and

My command opened an investigation on me a month ago for fratenization and adultery because apparently myself an E-4 and a E-2 in my command had put in a very similar leave request with the same leave address (my record of home address) the E-2 stated that she used an old template (mine) and didn't bother changing the address because it was close to mine. The investigation lasted one week and it's been over a month and I still haven't heard anything or received charges, I will probably be eligible for promotion next month but my SSgt made me sign a non rec because he said I'm still "pending legal action." Since the investigation ended we have had a change of command and now have a new CO. Should I request mast?

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I'm trying to help my friend gather information

I'm trying to help my friend gather information for a characterization upgrade to an OTR. The incident happened over 26 years ago. He has dealt with depression over what seems to be an unethical application of the Chapter 10 option. (In my opinion.) He was charged with rape. I've read the testimonies and statements. He has finally seen the CID report and the results are 'no weapon found,' 'no fluid,' 'no fibers,' and there are no polygraph results anywhere. The accuser contradicted herself 100% in a sworn statement or testimony and admitted she had blackouts, was admitted into rehab and some kind of 'center' before she joined the military for her issues. He knew he was innocent but the military said "sign this or we're sending you to prison." It is his word against the word of those at the time and of course the board will not upgrade because "it's not on paper that he was coerced into signing." Just hoping to find some helpful case law or something.

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Does a love affair with sodomy between 2 women that are

does a love affair with sodomy between 2 women that are married to other people apply as adultery under article 134

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My command opened an investigation on me and fratenization,

My command opened an investigation on me for adultery and fratenization, the investigation only took a week came up with little evidence, it's been 3 weeks since the investigation ended and I haven't heard anything. My commander is retiring next week and I still don't know what's going to happen. I know the CO can elect not to do anything but is someone suppose to inform me if the case has been dropped? Will the CO pass the case on to my next CO? How long can I be kept in the dark?

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I have recently found out that my husband has committed

Hi I have recently found out that my husband has committed adultery with a 1LT on military grounds. I need to know how to report this and what advantages I have with solid evidence.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No everything is new and I'm trying to ingest everythingJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: basically my husband has been screwing numerous females while away in Afghanistan and I have lots of information to back up my testimony along with him having sexual relationships with a 1st LTJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My wife and I are both military, she recently committed

My wife and I are both military, she recently committed adultery with someone she works with, I don't want to press charges on her, but what can I do to either remove the other member from her command, or other legal ucmj actions can I take?

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My name is ***** ***** and I'm going thru a divorce. I

My name is ***** ***** and I'm going thru a divorce. I retire on 20 April after 31 years. I retire medically as a permanent the disabled vet. My spouse wants to have half of my retirement . My question is will be he able to do this possibleJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: The only thing I can say at this point is he wants half of my retirement, he wants full medical, and the sbp. I told him he can have everything but those things. I just want out. He has accused me of adultery. But the military dismissed it. He said I have not financially supported him which was not true. On top of of this he has constantly allowed him family members to call my command as well with these allegations.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Military Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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My wife is a military reservist, I have a lot of evidence

My wife is a military reservist, I have a lot of evidence including a texted admission of infidelity and pregnancy that she says is not mine (we are separated). Will her command hold her accountable to the ucmj and how so?

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