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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'm embarrassed to say but 20 years ago I received a bad

I'm embarrassed to say but 20 years ago I received a bad conduct discharge. My question is am I able to carry a firearm?JA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I was court martialed and did not receive any confinement but I did receive a bad conduct discharge for graft.JA: Anything else I can tell the Military Lawyer before I connect you two?Customer: NoJA: 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 connect you two.

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I like to find out how to up grade .c.d discharge i recived

i like to find out how to up grade b.c.d discharge i recived on 1981 from w.germany?ineed expert to gide me to up gradeing my discharge.

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Hypothetical: from Fort Benning, GA. I will no longer be

Hypothetical: I am AWOL from Fort Benning, GA. I will no longer be Entry Level in one month and I have been AWOL 4 days.I left, because my CO repeatedly made it clear that I would not gain a discharge from ANYONE until I returned to duty (was taken off profile and proved that my injury had healed). I am attempting to get a discharge the easiest way I know how.Now, this is the IMPORTANT PART; I would like to serve as little time as possible, recieve the least severe punishment possible, and be processed out in the smallest amount of time possible, while still kbtaining a discharge. Now, before I get an answer screaming at me to turn myself in immediately I want you to understand that this is hypothetical and that this is a qeustion about how to accomplish these goals, not on ethics or how to get out of as much trouble as possible. Thank you.

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I need to try to get my bcd upgrade or a pardon job takes me

I need to try to get my bcd upgrade or a pardon for my job takes me to Canada at times the bcd was about 30 years ago what are the steps that I need to do and who should I contact to start it

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I had a court martial back in 2003 and was never given a

I had a court martial back in 2003 and was never given a copy of my hearing I can't recall if I was found innocent or not guilty. My question now is if I apply for a security clearance position will I have to disclose this if I was found innocent? Will this follow me around my whole life? regardless if I was never found guilty? I don't want to lie but I also don't want to have to explain myself every time I have to redo my security clearance either.Here is what occurred while doing a job that dealt with classified information. My boss neglected to do his job and was investigated since I worked in the same office they had to investigate me as well. They asked If I had a personal computer and they inspected it. They found child pornography on my computer but they were pictures that were never opened by me but were placed on my hard drive by visiting adult porn sights. The FBI computer specialist stated in his testimony that none of these pictures were ever accessed by me or anyone else but were still there on my hard drive. I did a special court martial and the judge after hearing the FBI investigator found me innocent or not guilty I honestly can't recall but would like to know so I can put the truth down when I go to apply for a security clearance position. It turned out that I had no classified information and everything I stated was truthful. I just feel like a scum bag when I have to put this on my background investigation.

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I have an employee that received a BCD back in 1984 drugs

I have an employee that received a BCD back in 1984 for using drugs while he was in the process of a medical discharge. He was asking me what his options might be to petition to have it changed to a medical or normal ?

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I received a BCD based in a Special Courts Martial based on

I received a BCD based in a Special Courts Martial based on a positive UA for cocaine in 1987. An E-3 handled my sample (versus the other 21 test subjects) His spouse subsequently reported him for cocaine use after I had been involuntarily/admin extended for SCM (she was 'worried' about his problem.) Was told she couldn't be compelled to testify. I found out around 15 years later from a co-worker in the lab that he had been admin discharged for 'mishandling samples' shortly after my conviction and rejected appeal. Basically I thought it was beyond statute of limitations. Just got a correction of military records form from a VA rep. How to proceed?

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In 1968 I was given a bad conduct discharge from the navy.

In 1968 I was given a bad conduct discharge from the navy. Plus 6 months confinment, reduced to 3 months. This was for awol more than 30 days. In 1976 after fulling Pres. Ford clemency program, I recieged a full unconditional pardon and clemency discharge. My question, can I own a firearm in the state of tennessee?

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