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Old 04-23-2013, 11:50 PM
Ranger Jeff Ranger Jeff is offline
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Back in my time there were 2 general types of UCMJ violations: Criminal offenses that would get civilians in prison (murder, rape, assault, burglary, etc.) and Offenses against Military Discipline. There were major ones (desertion, cowardice under fire, missing movement, etc.) and the minor ones (telling your sergeant "Fuck you! This rifle is clean!", etc. ). I've heard that since the VOLAR came about, rather than stick minor offenders in the stockade and assigning soldiers to guard them, the Military has become more likely to General, Administrative, or Bad Conduct Discharge those chronic minor offenders on the basic principle that it's easier to get rid of a PITA that way.

What are your thoughts/observations on this theory?