The MLTF has just released version 3 of James M. Branun’s AWOL in the Army memo. Branum is currently co-chair of the MLTF Steering Committee. The memo includes a flow chart and addendum on AWOL/UA policies for other branches
“This edition of the article includes lots of new information and resources,” Branum explained, “such as (1) a better flow chart, (2) new info on new efforts by the Army to apprehend AWOLs, (3) more discussion on alternatives to court-martial, (4) discussions on mitigation/defenses to absence offenses, and (5) updated information on policies and practices currently used at the Fort Sill and Fort Knox PCF’s (personnel control facility)”
The addendum is by Kathy Gilberd, an experienced military law worker and GI Rights counselor currently serving as MLTF co-chair, on AWOL/UA policies for the Navy, Marines, and Air Force.
The 34-page memo can be downloaded as a PDF at: http://nlgmltf.org/wp/
Branum also hosts a website about AWOL which includes additional information and resources: www.awolinthearmy.com. Update: Use the link on this site (above) to access the memo.
Editor’s Note: The policies and practices regarding AWOL apprehension and PCF processing can change frequently. Note the date on any documents you refer to.
AR 190-9 (1/18/2007)
This was the latest update as of this posting (3/2013). For any updates in Army Military Police policies see the 190 series publication page