What Should I Do if I’ve Been Accused of Going AWOL?

Military members cannot leave without permission. They can be charged with absence without leave, or “AWOL.”  Article 86 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice makes AWOL a punishable offense. Being absent without leave is a lesser offense and different from a charge of desertion. However, the penalties for being AWOL can be severe. If you are accused of going AWOL, it is in your […]

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