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  •  If you were at you End of Obligated Service (5+ / 0-)

    I don't think they can keep you past that date for administrative action, unless they've changed the UCMJ and MCM (in all fairness it's been a while since I've been involved with either).  If you were re-enlisting, couldn't you just elect to take a discharge, get an entry in your record for the Article 15 proceeding and an honorable disc?  I don't think they can keep you past your End of Service to run an ADMIN board on you.  And if they can't they can't find you unfit to get anything but an Honorable. Like I said, it's been years since I played these games, but I used that to a good sailor's advantage once who got popped on a test right before he was getting out.  

    The CO was pissed that this kid, who was a high-performer and had been Command Advanced to E-4 got popped on a random sweep for PRP (Personnel Reliability Program, the nuke handlers) members.  He was getting out anyhow, because his rate was closed to advancement above E-4 at the time and he wanted to go to college.  So the CO orders an Admin board, which of course finds him worthy of an OTH. Problem was, that his End of Active Obligated Service (EAOS) was like a week away and the board results had to be approved by message by the Bureau in DC.  Somehow, and to this day, I don't know how, his paperwork was lost until he was on the COD back to the mainland and discharge at the Naval Station at Treasure Island.  By the time the ADSEP approval came back, he was a civilian and home with an honorable discharge and an RE-1 reenlistment code if he chose to ever come back.

    One mistake should not cost someone their whole life.  Period.  Especially a young kid from Mississippi who wanted to go to college.  

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:04:13 PM PST

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    •  Well, my ETS is March 11 (0+ / 0-)

      I have a board hearing this weekend.  So we'll see what happens.  This is the reserves we're talking about, I could definitely see it taking them too long to get the paperwork through before I ETS regardless of how the board rules.

      There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

      by slothlax on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:34:11 PM PST

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      •  Best of luck with it. (1+ / 0-)
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        Sadly, the Admin board process is stacked against the "accused", I hope it goes well for you.

        A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

        by jo fish on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:56:54 PM PST

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