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Understanding The Consequences Of An Administrative Separation For Misconduct

Officially, the military’s method of formally prosecuting misconduct (and “kicking out” those who commit it) is through a court-martial or military trial. What many don’t know is that far more cases of alleged misconduct are resolved through involuntary administrative separation than by courts-martial. An “administrative separation” is also known sometimes as a “Chapter” or a … Read more

PSA: Traffic Stops

Messy Military Lawyer. Today’s public service announcement involves traffic stops. Let’s say you find yourself late one night early in the morning and the police have pulled you over. Are you going to hand them your military ID because you somehow think that’s going to get you out of trouble? Don’t do it. Hand them … Read more

PSA: False Statement V. Integrity

Today’s public service announcement involves the difference between integrity and making a false official statement and the other lesser known offense of misprision of a serious offense under the UCMJ. If a person makes an affirmative statement, volunteers’ information or answers questions to their command to appear to a superior to law enforcement, they volunteer … Read more