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I have a few questions and concerns. I went through a MEB

Hi, I have a few questions and concerns. I went through a MEB board process & it has been finalized & completed. I have my desperation orders. My ETS date is Sept 26, 2016. However, on my final out date, my chain of command flagged me & pulled my terminal leave to pend me for UCMJ for an incident that took place on July 28th, 2016. I'm trying to seek legal help to see what's going to be taking place. I have went to JAGS & they said they don't have any paperwork on me. I have already cleared with the PMO , but there is a pending charge... PMO said it is not being court martial. I'm just sitting around, haven't heard anything on what they're going to do with me. What can possibly happen? How will this effect my separation & my disability?

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I missed movment and may receive an article 15, but I was

I missed movment and may receive an article 15, but I was attacked and was unconsciousJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Colorado springsJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no, its difficult to get around. chain of command isn't the most helpfulJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: not sure to be honest

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I have recieved one letter of counseling and multiple

I have recieved one letter of counseling and multiple letters of reprimands. I have submitted rebuttals that clearly demostrate outside circumstances aided to me receiving admonishment. I continue to recieve written reprimands with to consideration to circumstance. I've expressed my concern to my chain of command in writing which has not been addressed. Now the commander wants to push an article 15. What is my next course of action when the command staff has all the supporting docs and award of my concern of unjustify/unfair treatment?

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I was in the National Guard and was a recruiting assistant

I was in the National Guard and was a recruiting assistant for the recruiting program during 2007-2008.Im not in the NG anymore. Been out since 2009. I received and emailed saying to contact the agent on the case. I called him and he wants to get CID In the state where I currently live in to come interview me. Should I be worried? Should I have a lawyer present? Is there a statute of limitations? They said they spoke to the receipts and only one remembered me cause we meet in school. I honestly didn't keep records of anyone I recruited and don't remember them. I know I have not done anything wrong but this is my first time in trouble like this and I am trying to get promoted at my job. I don't want this to affect my career and family.

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I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I

I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I joined the US Army in 1997. I was victim of racial discrimination, which caused me to leave the Army, under Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. For over 20 years I never used my military status. The racism from military experience was too traumatic for me to relive. I am more mature and a lot wiser than the helpless person who encountered racism as 24 years old. I am seeking an expert who can help upgrade my military discharge from Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. I can better articulate the racial discrimination that I have avoided over the past 20 years. Quick history, in 1996, I interned as a US Customs Special Agent in 1996. I wanted to become a US Special Agent. I enrolled with the US Army, as a Specialist (E4), because of my college degree. As part of military enrollment contract, the USA Army agreed to pay off my college loans. MY MOS was military intelligence, 98K, signals interceptor. After basic training, I went to Pensacola, FL Naval training station. Within five minutes of meeting my training Drill Sergeant, he told me that he did not respect me and not to expect the other training officers to obey me. I told him within a couple of months, I had to attend my wedding, which was schedule before joining the Army. My Drill Sergeant did not allow me to train. My training consisted of study from classwork as a 98K student. I played college football at Rutgers. I was not fat, but, I also did not meet US military weight and height regulations. My classroom instructor expressed concern with me not being allowed to train. I always past my physical training (PT) test. Yet, instead of training for 98K classwork, I was always doing PT. I do not remember the details, I was placed on a punishment, where I had to signing on a sheet, located in my barracks, every hour on the hour. The last sign-in, I was late as a result of the extra PT and eating dinner late. My Drill Sergeant wait for me, as though he intended or expected me to fail. My Drill Sergeant told me, he “got me.” He then told me that I would not be attending my wedding, which was two days from me missing the sign-in. I called my local US Congresswoman about the matter the next day. I was told there was short notice for any decision to occur. I went to my wedding on Friday and returned on Sunday. I received an Article 15 and I was told that I would be losing my top secret security clearance. I told the commander I did not agree with the decision because of the ethical dilemma of having to choose between my wedding and a punishment that I should never been punish for. Again, I do not remember specifically what I did to receive sign-in punishment. I told my commander that I would like to use the next level down clearance, “secret” for a military police contract. I was told a new MOS was chosen for me, in Kentucky's Armory as a tank mechanic. When I arrived in Kentucky, I demand being release from my Army contract. After my commanding officer reviewed my military records from military intelligence, I was told that I was process for a new MOS as the wrong form of punishment. A Drill Sergeant advised me to go AWOL, since it was Peace Time. Before being instructed to go AWOL, I was approved for an Honorable discharge. Because of the emotional stress, I listed to one of my Drill Sergeant, who told me that my previous training station treated me wrong and I should never have lost my top secret security clearance. I want to upgrade my discharge and received all of my US military benefits based on racial discrimination from the US Army.

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I'm 17 days from going on terminal leave and they want to

I'm 17 days from going on terminal leave and they want to give me an article 15 for things that happened four months ago what should I doJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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In a case of adultery and bringing charges against a

In a case of adultery and bringing charges against a military member in accordance with the UCMJ article 134, once an accusation is made, can it be retracted by the person making the accusation, in essence, like "dropping the charges" in a civilian court? At one point is the evidence presented and does this affect being able to drop the charges?

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I recently made the reserve Maj board. But the DA is stating

I recently made the reserve Maj board. But the DA is stating that they emailed me saying they flagged me for an art 15 that I received in 2008. Now they want me to rebuttal and send a letter to the president of the board explaining my art 15 so they decide to lift my flag for promotion or not. Is this situation worth my effort to move forth or best that I resign my commission.CPT hill, Arlene

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What do I need to do to obtain a copy of a 15-6 under the

What do I need to do to obtain a copy of a 15-6 under the Freedom of InformationJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No needJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: NoJA: 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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