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I'm a SGT/E-5 in the Army and I've been in for 12 years,

I'm a SGT/E-5 in the Army and I've been in for 12 years, last 6 in the National Guard. I've been a good Soldier but made a mistake in February and submitted a fake doctors note when I was sick for drill. They didn't make everyone else submit a note when they are sick but I freaked out when they asked for one 4 days later. I told my chain of command right away and admitted to this and just a few days ago, i got a memo from the commander saying I should be reduced in rank one grade for inefficiency. I have no pattern of misconduct and am a squad leader. I also do extra admin duties in the unit. From my understanding, for inefficiency there has to be a pattern of misconduct. Are they out of bounds here? From reading AR 600-8-19 they are. The reduction board is supposed to take place November 6th. Also can the batallion force the company commander to initiate reduction actions? Thank you.

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Can my old company commander give me a company grade article

Can my old company commander give me a company grade article 15 for a past event after I have switched companies?

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I'm on convalescent leave and needed to visit my mother in

I'm on convalescent leave and needed to visit my mother in another state. Have I done wrong by going to see her?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: CONUSJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No....I'm on convalescent leave until Oct 1 and was coming back on Sunday Sept 25thJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The CDR and 1SG called me today Sept 22nd at 1600 and stated that I needed to report to the BN because CID wanted to interview me about something....and I don't know what, I've done nothing.

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I'm seeking information on how a command has to charge a

hi, i'm seeking information on how long a command has to charge a soldier with an article 86JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: stateside and I was late for my staff duty due to being sickJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: yes but it is my training center chief pushing it through our hhccommandJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes, this incidence occurred on 14 august 2016 and I was read my article 15 today and it is dated for today

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I was recently enrolled into ASAP. I was diagnosed with

Hello there.I was recently enrolled into ASAP. I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety and alcohol addiction. I personally sought the help. After about a month of soberness, my depression became to much to handle and I began using again to cope with it. I was hospitalized with suicidal ideation and spent a month in an inpatient care unit that deals with alcohol addiction and mood disorders.im receiving a chapter 9 which I am not trying to fight. I've been a stellar soldier for 5 years and just recently starting having some mental issues I couldn't deal with. I am still currently voluntarily in treatment. My question is about UCMJ. They are putting me in for a field grade article 15 due to my relapse. Once again, having been diagnosed with 3 seperate mental illnesses, am I subject to UCMJ even with the chapter? I understand there was a no alcohol consumption order, which was broken, but it was due to mental instability and I'm already being punished with the chapter.

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I arrived early at the golf corse on post in Fairbanks,

I arrived early at the golf corse on post in Fairbanks, Alaska. I got out of the vehicle to set up my gear and took a couple of shots from a flask while outside the vehicle. It was chilly so, I got back inside the vehicle to turn the heater on. An MP pulled up to do a safety check, I got out of the vehicle to tell him I was just waiting to play, when he then administered the sobriety tests aND blew a .17. As I had not intent to drive, but had the car on, is there anyway to fight the dui charge

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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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