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What can I do if I believe my punishment during the Article 15 process did not fit the infraction?

My husband and I, and both Soldiers. He received an article 15 and both feel his punishment was to severe. He was 15 mins late due to my Emergency Room trips, which his unit was aware of. It has been almost 2 months since it happened. Both events happened in a 60 day period. He cannot reenlist and cannot obtain rank fast enough to be eligible to reup. Hes never had any issues before, first time ever being in trouble. Hes really wanting to re enlist for his 3 rd time.

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Unfortunately he should have appealed the Article 15 at the time.  It is most likely not appealable at this time.  The only recommendation I have is to talk to the chain of command from the Company Level through the BDE Level.  You can check with JAG as well for their thoughts.  I sincerely believe the only option available to your husband is that he must appeal to have his article 15 fully set aside by the chain of command or appeal to the board of Military corrections.  Check AR 27-15 on the procedures for wholly setting aside of an article 15.

posted on 09/05/2014 under Q&A
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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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