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Is a Relief for Cause Report considered punishment?

I was recently under an investigation. It is now complete. Now they are talking about giving me a relief for cause. If they give me a relief for cause is it punishment and does it stop other punishments like UCMJ and separation?

A Relief for Cause report is not punishment.  The command can implement punishment as they deem appropriate. See AR 623-3 regarding the relief for cause process and the appeal process.

The command can proceed with both a relief for cause report (if appropriate), and punishment such as an Article 15 or courts martial, etc.

posted on 12/15/2010 under Q&A
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