Family Advocacy Program unsubstantiated the claim against me but my unit says I’m facing UCMJ. Can they do that?

Yes. Your command is not bound by the determinations of Family Advocacy Program (FAP) or any other agency or even an investigative body. FAP findings do not bind the command’s hands to taking action. Understand that FAP’s findings may very well provide good evidence to help you. For more information on this issue, please see this blogpost. Realize that the decision whether or not to “accept” nonjudicial punishment / Article 15 / CAPT’s Mast may be murky. Contact an experienced attorney to talk through these issues.

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Being a former service member herself and working exclusively on military cases, Ms. Stewart has amassed experience to help in the following areas of the UCMJ:

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