Not knowing much about military law, this thought came up while watching A Few Good Men.
In the movie, Galloway (Demi Moore) says, “Markinson has gone UA…Unauthorized Absense,” to which Caffey (Tom Cruise) replies, “I know what it means.” (A moment in the movie that reveals he just plays dumb to gain an advantage.)
My question - Is there a difference between AWOL and UA?
Terms from different branches of the miltary? Enlisted vs. Officers? AWOL has been replaced by UA? UL is a pre-lim to AWOL?