UCMJ 86 also known as AWOL or absence without leave is defined as any member of the armed forces who without proper authorization fails to be at appointed place of duty at the time ordered. Another form of it would be if a soldier goes from that place or absents him or herself from his or her oraganization, unit, or place of duty at which he or she is ordered to be at. Such disobedient actions shall be punished as directed by a court marshall. Going further into failing to go to appointed place of duty is a as such. A soldier was appointed a certain time and place , that soldier was aware of it and the accused without authority failed to comply. Going further into going from appointed place of duty is as such. A certain authority appointed or ordered the soldier to be at a certain place at a certain time. The soldier was aware of what time and where to be. That same soldier; without authorization went from the appointed place of duty after reported at such place. Going further into absence from unit, organization, or place of duty is as such. The accused absented him or herself from his or her organization, unit, or place of duty at which he or she was ordered. The absence was terminated by apprehension. Going further into abandoning watch or guard is as such. The soldier was a member of a guard, watch, or duty. The soldier absented him or herself from his or her guard, watch, or duty section. The absence of the accused was without proper authorization. Going further into absence from unit, organizaton, or place of duty with intent to avoid maneuvers or field exercises. Going further into Computation of duration is as follows. In computating the duration of an unauthorized absence throughout any one continuous period of absence found that adds up to more than 24 hours and no more than 48 hours combined, and so on. The hours of departure and return on different dates are assumed to be the same if not alleged and proved. As a form of solving any of these absences; termination of the military is one option. Apprehension by military authority terminates an unauthorized absence. Delivery to military authority also terminates the unauthorized absence. Apprehension by civilian authorities at the request which is when an absentee is taken into custody by civilian authorities at the request of military officials is a form of solving any of these absences. Appreshension by military authority terminates an unauthorized absence. Delivery to military authority also terminates the unauthorized absence. Apprehension by civilian authorities at the request which is when an absentee is taken into custody by civilian authorities at the request of militaary authorities also terminates the unauthorized absence. Apprehension by civilian authorities with-out prior request is when civilian authorities for other reasons take a soldier into custody then make that soldier available for military control; the absence is terminated when the military authorities are informed of the absent soldier’s availability.
The uniform Code of Military Justice also known as UCMJ is the foundation of military law in the United States. It was established by the United Sates Congress in accordance with the authority given by the United States Constitution in Article 1, Section 8, which provides that “ The Congress shall have power.. To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval forces. Court-martial are conducted under the UCMJ and the Manual for Courts martial United States. If the trial results in a conviction, the case is reviewed by the covening authority otherwise known as the the commanding officer who referred the case for trial by court-martial. The covening authority has discretion to mitigate the findings aappeals and sentence, set aside convictions, and/or to remand convictions and/or sentences back to a court-martial for re-hearing. If the sentence includes death, a bad conduct discharge, a...
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