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Is my Article 15 Punishment Excessive?

Recently I received an Article 15 for being late. My punishment was, reduction, 1/2 pay for 2 months, restricted to base 30 days, extra duty 30 days. Does this seem excessive to you?

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You only provided limited information and therefore it is difficult to make a determination as whether or not this punishment is excessive.  What I can share with you is that rarely does being late result in an Article 15, let alone a field grade Article 15.

Regardless you might want to consider appealing the Article 15.  You can do so even after the Article 15 process is completed. The punishment cannot be increased,  it can be 1). stay the same  2). be reduced 3). or set aside.

You can make a request after the hearing is complete, even if you elected not to appeal during your hearing.  However the UCMJ authority does not necessarily have to honor your request but typically they will honor the request.

posted on 09/29/2017 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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