Asked in Military Law for Virginia

Q: I have orders to leave the 21st and I got a recommendation for ucmj. Will they take my orders away from me?

Me and my battle buddy got in trouble for vaping in the barracks and we both recieived a recommendation for ucmj on Friday. However he left this Monday on the 17th of April, today is the 18th and leave the 21st I just want to know if they will pull my orders to leave! We are in AIT

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Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: It is likely you have been "flagged," so you may not be able to go on your orders. It is not uncommon for them to do a quick summary Article 15 (assuming that is what you are referring to as UCMJ) before you PCS/ETS.

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