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I have been skipping drill so I could get an admin discharge. I have missed several drills and now next month is my active duty training. I was told a couple weeks ago they were going to process my discharge but now they are saying I have to be at my active duty training. Do I skip that to or should I respond to my unit?
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Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

If you are trying to obtain the administrative discharge then do not attend the training. Attending the training will delay obtaining the discharge and put you into a position to have pressure placed on you to stay in.

This link explains the process:

http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r135_178.pdf

The Guard does not pursue punitive actions in these cases.

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Military Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

This article also explains how this works and how you are not subject to UCMJ punitive actions as a Guardsman:

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/justicelawlegislation/a/awol8.htm

I hope this additional information is helpful to you.

Kind regards,

Gerald

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