Awol at 17
An E2 I know left basic training without permission. I assume she is now considered AWOL. The special circumstances: she was seeking a medical discharge and was frustrated that she wasn't getting it; and she is just 17 (won't turn 18 until April 2006). Will either or both of these circumstances be taken into consideration? Is she better off returning to her base?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Re: Awol at 17
She needs to return as soon as possible and clear up the problems. Avoiding them longer will only make them worse. Tell her to report back tomorrow, if possible.
Re: Awol at 17
AWOL status results in being dropped from the rolls after a certain period of time, I believe 30 days. She'll find herself entered into the nationwide NCIC database and if she's ever stopped or otherwise contacted by police - anywhere - they'll likely come across the info, arrest her and transport her to the nearest military base for handling. In short, her problems will not go away - she may well avoid them for a long time, the services won't be out "looking for her," but they won't forget either. Best way to deal with this is to face the music now - these actions may well get her the discharge she wants without jail time, so may work in her favor.
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