Q: MILITARY / UCMJ QUESTION If a sailor is found guilty of a charge in a general court martial, and handed a NO punishment
sentence by jurors that had the option to reduce rank and/or take away frocking... Is NAVPERS (without referral or request by sailor's command) authorized to withhold advancement in respects to rank?
Incident occurred & investigation in 2009 when Sailor was E6
Frocked to E7 in 2009
Promoted to E7 in 2010
Frocked to E8 08/2012
Convicted of charge (sentence: NO PUNISHMENT) 09/2012
NAVPERS decision to withhold advancement 06/2013
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