Knoxville, TN asked in Military Law for Wyoming

Q: A friend joined the guard a few weeks ago. Has not been to drill or basic training. She wants out because of her

Recruiter made her lie at meps and trying to date her. Now she’s being threatened with going to jail if she doesn’t come to drills or go to basic training. Can that happen?

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Anthony M. Avery

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A: Yes. Joining the Military is a very serious matter. Going AWOL is seriously frowned upon by the Court and Prosecutor if her National Guard Commander swears out a Warrant. She also does not want an Other Than Honorable Discharge as it will ruin her life. A Dishonorable Discharge or Bad Conduct Discharge is worse than a Felony.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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