Should an NCO be processed for Separation for a Positive Urine analysis? | - Leader Development for Army Professionals

Should an NCO be processed for Separation for a Positive Urine analysis?

If multiple Soldiers pop hot on a UA one is a E-4 and one is a E-6 and the E-4 gets in trouble but the E-6 doesn't because its his first incident at the unit pretty much swept the issue under the rug. Isn't there some way to call corruption in the command? or anything that can be done about this issue?


AR 635-200 applies to all enlisted Soldiers equally. The NCO has to be processed for elimination.

The NCO would also receive an Article 15 in 99.9% of the cases if not 100%.

If in fact the NCO is not being processed you might consider making an anonymous report to the Brigade Commander or CG hotline.

Special Thanks to our LEGAL SME ECK for helping us out on this one.



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posted on 02/28/2018 under Q&A
Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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