Posted on Jul 15, 2021
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I was discussing with my JAG today that when a Soldier is confined in military or civilian jail it is considered Lost Time, the Soldier gets flagged and those days get added to their ETS. But if they take leave and go to jail to serve a short sentence, there is no negative impact.

What are some of the crazier loopholes you've seen?
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SFC Michael Hasbun
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I learned that if you want to have all the benefits of service in the military, but don't want to actually serve, there's actually a pretty shady way to do it.
You can actually go talk to an Air Force recruiter, sign up with them, and for some reason you get credit for joining the military without serving a single day in an actual branch...
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SSG Robert Perrotto
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SHOT FIRED!!
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MSG Senior Airdrop Operations Nco
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MSgt Jeff Bailey
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It all counts towards 20...!
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SFC Michael Hasbun
SFC Michael Hasbun
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A1C Doug Towsley - It's true! Believe it or not, as an Airman, you received credit for military service! Isn't that trippy?!
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Maybe not the craziest, just the only one I've seen in person:
To qualify for OCS or SF, one needs a 110 GT score.
ROTC does not require any minimum ASVAB line scores, and if a prior service or SMP with a GT of 91 maintains the minimum GPA, they can commission through ROTC, and even go to SFAS and SFQC, and become an 18A with a GT score of 91.
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LTC Eugene Chu
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ROTC does not have ASVAB since colleges rely on SAT or ACT score for admission.
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As a 1LT company commander, apparently, I was the waiver authority for an OCS application in the USAR to accept a 105 GT score. I don't know if the applicant got selected, a board would have looked at the totality of it, but he was able to submit with my waiver.
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Cpl Vic Burk
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SFC (Join to see) First time I ever heard that one! My brother had to do seven and a half weekends in jail for possession of marijuana. Since it was the weekend it didn't count as bad time but when he had duty he had to pay someone else to stand it for him, and that costs him dearly because they knew they had him over the barrel. He deserved it in my opinion.
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