Posted on Dec 9, 2018
Mo Gonzalez
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My son is being chaptered out of Army due to being caught with pot, missing a urine test, and AWAL 2 times. What is the process and how long does it take? The process has been going on since October?
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SGM Erik Marquez
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Thats is a lot like asking "How long will I wait in line at the Drivers license office."
The answer is...It depends.
When the priority is there at unit and higher HQ to separate a service member, it can be done in about 48 hours..... I did so for a SSG former Drill Sargent at FT Jackson.
In a unit that has other priorities, or some level of dysfunction...5,6,10 months is possible.
If the administrative process is being looked after by a competent person, the SM being separated is actively participating in his processing in a helpful manner vice dragging their feet (missed appointments, failure to bring required documents, failure to perform required briefing, sign forms, ect ) or attempting to stall or reverse the decision plus all key signatory persons are locally available 8-20 weeks is common.
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
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If they aren't looking to send him to jail for a stint, you can expect your son to be chaptered out within the next two or three months. I personally walked soldiers through chapters and they can get finished in as little as a week.
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PVT Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Operations Specialist
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Hello I am being chaptered for not training. My OPS Sgt has started papers. Is it possible to get out before Feb 5th. There are things going on at home.
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
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PVT (Join to see) if your command wants you out, you could be out in a week or two.
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PVT Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Operations Specialist
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SGT Joseph Gunderson I have been a non trainer since October, I see no use for myself but thank you I am praying on it
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
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PVT (Join to see) they might keep you around and take their time. If you really want out, they will take as long as they want just to punish you further, and I can't blame them.
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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They'll probably be out shortly into the new year. Just depends on where he is at.
Assuming he doesn't continue to screw up. Every time he goes AWOL, fails a UA, or isn't where he needs to be, new charges are added. New charges reduce his discharge rating and take away more benefits. Hopefully, he stops digging the hole he's in already.
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Mo Gonzalez
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Why is the date so vague? Do they have a lot of things to process or what is it dependent on?
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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Mo Gonzalez it just depends on how and when it's processed, how motivated the command team is to get rid of the Soldier, how much work load the legal team has, etc.
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SPC Jeffrey Reese
SPC Jeffrey Reese
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Most posts are on Christmas scheduling this time of year, so some places are only open half days some are open by appointment only.
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