Straggling. UCMJ ART. 134

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Elements

  1. That the accused, while accompanying the accused’s organization on a march, maneuvers, or similar exercise, straggled.
  2. That the straggling was wrongful, and
  3. That under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.

Explanation

  1. “Straggle” means to wander away, to stray, to become separated from, or to lag or linger behind.
  2. Must plead specific mission or maneuver. See MCM, pt. IV, 107(c).
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