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AR 630-10 Absence Without Leave, Desertion, and Administration of Personnel Involved in Civilian Court Proceedings (13 January 2006)

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AR 630-10 Absence Without Leave, Desertion, and Administration of Personnel Involved in Civilian Court Proceedings (147 KB)

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2-1. Reception station
Reception stations -
a. Enter an electronic Military Personnel office (eMILPO) attachment transaction for Soldiers who fail to arrive when the reporting date is not contradicted by available data.
b. Initiate an inquiry to determine the individual's location and possible reasons for absence after reporting status.
c. Obtain information from the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) on the individual's processing. Two copies of orders assigning the individual to the reception station are also requested as proof that the individual entered active duty.
d. Contact the absentee's next of kin (NOK) requesting information on the individual's location.
e. Notify the Provost Marshal within 24 hours after a Soldier is reported AWOL.
f. Complete all inquiries within 30 days and report the individual AWOL using the original reporting date shown in the orders.
g. Record results of the inquiry on DA Form 4187.
h. Report all absentees as deserters after 30 consecutive days of AWOL.

AR 190-9 Absentee Deserter Apprehension Program and Surrender of Military Personnel to Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies (September 28, 2015)

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AR 190-9 Absentee Deserter Apprehension Program and Surrender of Military Personnel to Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies (69.2 KB)

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Chapter 2

Reporting Absentees

2-2. Deserter Reporting

a. The unit commander will—
(1) Immediately report an absentee as a deserter to the DCO (if applicable) or the PMO/DES (by means of DD Form 553) when one or more of the following applies:
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(f) The Soldier remains absent for 30 consecutive days and is administratively dropped from the rolls (DFR) by means of DA Form 4187 (Personnel Action).

(2) In the remarks section of the DD Form 553, add any other known information about the Soldier such as:
(a) Attempts made to locate Soldier.
(b) Date next of kin letter sent.
(c) Confirmed or suspected drug use/abuse.
(d) History of violence.
(e) History of escapes or attempted escapes from custody.
(f) Suicidal tendencies.
(g) History of other unauthorized absence(s).
(h) Recent deployments within the past 12 months.
(i) Data pertaining to any aliases or also known as (for example name and social security number).

b. The DCO (if applicable) will—
(1) Ensure that the unit commander has accurately completed the DD Form 553 by validating Soldier’s information in personnel records systems (iPERMS and electronic military personnel office (eMILPO)).
(2) Ensure procedures in paragraph 2–3 are completed if absentee meets the criteria of appendixes B, C, and D of this regulation.

(3) Obtain a photograph of the absentee, if possible.

(4) Report absentees as deserters to the PMO/DES within 24 hours of receipt of the DD Form 553.

(5) Upon receipt of completed DD Form 553 from PMO/DES, forward to unit commander.

c. The installation PMO/DES desk sergeant will—
(1) Upon receipt of DD Form 553, update the LER adding the offense of desertion to a previously reported AWOL associated with this incident. If a LER was not previously prepared for this incident, the PMO/DES will initiate an LER to document both the AWOL and desertion offenses and all actions pertaining to this incident.

(2) Complete sections of the DD Form 553, adding any known information about the Soldier such as—
(a) Installation and state vehicle registration number.
(b) Criminal charges of violent crime(s) for which there is a record or an active investigation in which the absentee is a suspect or titled subject for violent crimes.
(c) LER number.

(3) Upload a copy of the DD Form 553 to the LER.

(4) Forward DD Form 553 to the USADIP for entry of warrant into NCIC.

(5) If applicable, return completed DD Form 553 to the DCO within 24 hours.

AR 635-200 Active Duty Enlisted Administrative Separations (19 Dec 2016)

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AR 635-200 Active Duty Enlisted Administrative Separations (19 Dec 2016) (7.3 MB)

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Chapter 1
General Provisions
Section III
Separation Authority
1-19. Authority to approve or disapprove separation

Comments: This regulation allows but does not require the PCF (Personnel Control Facility) to discharge a Soldier administratively for an absence of more than 30 days.

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l. The GCMCA or higher authority at installations having PCFs may delegate the authority to approve separations in lieu of trial by court-martial (see chap 10) to the commander exercising special court-martial convening authority over the Soldier who submitted the request for discharge in cases in which the Soldier -
(1) Has been AWOL for more than 30 days.
(2) Has been dropped from the rolls of his/her unit as absent in desertion.
(3) Has been returned to military control.
(4) Currently is at the PCF.
(5) Is charged only with AWOL for more than 30 days.

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Chapter 10
Discharge in Lieu of Trial by Court-Martial
10-7. Discharge authority
The separation authority will be a commander exercising general court-martial jurisdiction or higher authority. (See para 1-19a.) However, authority to approve discharges may be delegated to the commander exercising special court-martial convening authority over the soldier (see paras 1-19c(5) and 1-19l) in cases in which all of the following apply to the soldier. He/she--
a. Has been AWOL for more than 30 days.
b. Has been dropped from the rolls of his/her unit as absent in desertion.
c. Has been returned to military control.
d. Currently is at the PCF.
e. Is charged only with AWOL for more than 30 days.

This regulation allows but does not require the PCF (Personnel Control Facility) to discharge a Soldier administratively for an absence of more than 30 days.