AFI 36-3208 PDF

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That’s kind of a roundabout way to get it, though. But you can even the playing field a bit by thorough research and preparation.

Many, but not all of these are discussed in the remainder of the regulations on ADB procedures. The proscribed misconduct must relate to 1 illegal discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin; or 2 advocating the use of force or violence against any federal, state, or local government or agency thereof, in violation of federal, af or local laws.

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In almost all cases, when the notice is presented or soon afterwards, a senior enlisted person or officer from the command will urge or warn servicemembers to waive all rights in the discharge proceeding. On the contrary, lay witnesses can often give detailed descriptions of symptoms that fit other diagnostic categories and do not usually appear in particular personality disorders, adjustment disorders, etc.

The services sometimes established and even year retirement programs to encourage retirement.

Subscribe now Free to members. Copies of the reserve section can be obtained from the Military Law Task Force. Note that information asserted in an unsworn statement is subject to rebuttal evidence, and therefore needs to be accurate and limited in scope.

ARParts and Counseling does not mean therapy or assistance in understanding problems. This part offers a very practical guide to representation in administrative discharge board hearings, useful for counselors — or attorneys — who wish to engage in advocacy.

The regulations do not specifically state that counsel should be made available to assist in preparing a statement in response to the discharge. The right to obtain statements is not stated as a right to real discovery of evidence, and commands sometimes claim that members are entitled only to documents which will actually be placed in the hands of the separation authority.

Other involuntary discharges, though less common, may raise problems for servicemembers. He is rushed through basic and advanced training, learning more about rifles than mechanics.


If a member wants IMC and civilian counsel, it is often wise to wait until IMC is appointed before mentioning civilian counsel.

32 CFR 884.9 – Requests for custody of members stationed outside the United States.

This provision is based on the provisions under which the member is being separated and not on the actual characterization the member receives. The DoD Instruction provides the main descriptions, though there are some service variations. Misconduct cases are sometimes the result of complaints about sexual harassment or sexual assault. The manual, Fighting Back: Page 2 of 3 First 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: Use your MDC to your advantage.

Results 11 to 20 of Generally, service regs mention non-attorney counsel only as an alternative to an attorney; the common understanding is that this provision is used when members really want a particular military person to represent them and are willing to waive attorney counsel. Along with the pressure and dehumanization that attends warfare, he feels the sting of the consequences of even minor disobedience.

AFI 36-3208 Administrative Separation Of Airmen

It is at this point that soldiers and sailors are given a remarkably uniform lecture: Discharge documents showing OTH characterization, or stating that the reason for discharge was a personality disorder or misconduct, create significant employment problems.

It is extremely common for complainants to experience involuntary psychiatric evaluations, lowered performance evaluations, and disciplinary action for minor offenses normally 36-208 by the command.

Occasionally, adi will cause commands to rethink their objective of obtaining a bad discharge. The military has gradually added other categories to the basic types of misconduct discharge, again varying from service to service.

In general, commands and separation authorities consider the Notification Procedure of little consequence, and rights receive cavalier treatment, with the exception of the right to consult counsel. The members, generally through their JAG, and the command may make an agreement in which members waive the previously-demanded board on the condition that they be given a more favorable character of discharge.

Representing Servicemembers in Involuntary Discharge Proceedings | The Military Law Task Force

This section is silent about the procedure to be used if OTH is not warranted. Familiarity with these regulations gives civilian advocates a distinct advantage over many of the command personnel who prepare and carry out involuntary 36-2308, though JAGs tend to become quite knowledgeable once they are assigned to represent commands or servicemembers in this area.


These must conform to the DoD standards but may differ in the specific criteria for various discharges and in the details of administrative procedures. Only seen severance pay once as it relates to PT, but that’s because we had a really good commander, and it wasn’t technically due to PT failures.

Respondents in Notification Procedure discharges also have the right to submit statements on their own behalf, the right to obtain copies of documents that will be forwarded to the separation authority supporting the proposed separation, the right to be represented by civilian counsel, the right to an administrative discharge board if they have six or more years of service, and the right to waive any or all of these rights. Commands know only a little more, with personnel officers or legal officers handling many of the 63-3208 details and improperly making many decisions in discharge cases.

With assistance and representation, many of these personnel can obtain better discharges and protect their benefits including important medical benefitsor force the military to recognize that medical discharge or retirement is the appropriate response.

Soldiers and sailors know little about the regulations, and are not encouraged to read or use them. Beginning a discharge review file at the time of discharge can save many hours of work later and avoid the loss of records or evidence that the military routinely misplaces or destroys. And many do so without reading the notice or statement of rights, ari that they are completely unaware of what they are waiving and what the results may be.

PT Failure admin discharge Thanks everyone for the help. Involuntary administrative discharges are used to get rid of problem soldiers with a minimum of effort, avoiding costly benefits and masking the true numbers of 363-208 injured and made ill by the current wars.

Creative 36-3028 may reveal some of this impropriety — a hunt for records may show, for example, that preliminary performance evaluations showed stellar performance by soldiers whose supervisors later described them as inept or unskilled after some incident triggered a desire to get rid of them.