Article 86 and Article 92 Ucmj Essay

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This is a 2000 word RBI on Article 92 (Failure to obey order or regulation) and Article 86 (Absence without leave) Article 92 states that any and all armed forces members who--
1. violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation shall be punished as a court-martial may see fit.
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2. Is derelict in the performance of his duties, shall be punished as a court-martial may see fit.
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U.S Army MP gets hungry while on his shift so he decides to stop at the shopette to get a snack. He picks up a slim jim and a coke then quickly returns to his patrole. Little did he know that through this little action driven by hunger, he was violating article 92. It is against regulation for MP's to have any food in their
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Given that he was late for work and failed to report to weapons draw/guard mount, he was considered in violation of article 86. Given that he failed to obey a lawful general order to report to weapons draw at 4:45am. Since article 86 clearly states that any and all armed forces members who violate or fail to obey a general order are subject to punishment by the court-martial, the U.S Army private was indeed subject to such punishment. Though luckily, to his benefit, he was only ordered to write a 2000 word RBI and report for duty 30 minutes early. However had his wife not accidently knocked over his alarm clock, causing all of it's setting to go astray, he would not have violated Article 86 and would not have been subject to punishment by the court-martial. But unfortunately his wife did knock over his alarm clock causing all of it's settings to go astray and he did violate article 86. If you violate article 86(much like this U.S Army Private) you too will be subject to the punishment of a court-martial, and may also have to write a 2000 RBI and have to report for duty 30 minutes early for 2 weeks. If anything let this show you not to let your wives near your alarm clock, especially if they are gracefully challenged and famous for tripping over their own feet. Ungracefully women have a bad habit of falling and knocking over alarm clocks. If your wife happens to fall and knock over your alarm clock, be sure to reset it to your desired settings so that

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