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Soldier failed to show up for an after hours formation, what can I write him up for?

Our unit had a recall formation at 1720 and everyone had to be at formation no later than 1800. I had a soldier show up at 2100. His excuse was he was off post and didn't have a ride. What can I write him up for? He is already pending an Article 15?

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You state this was a recall formation.  It sound like this was a last minute thing.  If the Soldier did not know about the formation then he cannot necessarily be held accountable for missing a formation that he was unaware of.

However each Soldier is required to have a means to be notified.  In this electronic age I am sure the Soldier has a cell phone.  Even if the Soldier does not have a cell phone they are required to have a means of receiving emergency notifications if they live off post.  Usually a neighbor willing to pass the message along for recalls, etc.

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