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6419. SEPARATION IN LIEU OF TRIAL BY COURT-MARTIAL
1. A Marine may be separated upon his or her request in lieu of trial by special or general court martial if charges have been preferred with respect to an offense for which a punitive discharge is authorized and it is determined that the Marine is unqualified for further military service. This provision may not be used as a basis for separation when the current version of the Manual for Courts Martial provides the sole basis for a punitive discharge unless the charges have been referred to a court-martial authorized to adjudge a punitive discharge.
Comentario: Esta norma permite pero no requiere que los Marines sean separados (discharged) administrativamente en vez (Latín: in lieu) de procesados por un consejo de guerra después de una ausencia sin permiso. La calificación de servicio normal es no honrosa (Other Than Honorable).
2. Characterization of service normally shall be under other than honorable conditions, but characterization as general (under honorable conditions) may be warranted in some circumstances. Characterization as honorable is not authorized for a Marine who has completed entry level status unless the Marine's record is otherwise so meritorious that any other characterization clearly would be inappropriate. When characterization of service under other than honorable conditions is not warranted for a Marine in entry level status, the separation shall be described as uncharacterized.