Properly accounting for absences is an important aspect of our unit and the requirements w/in the Corps are 75% (annually). If you have what you believe to be a (valid) reason that you cannot attend drill on a given weekend you MUST report this to the command staff via the chain of command!This means that the fact that your goldfish died or you couldn’t drag yourself out of bed is not acceptable and your absence is unauthorized and your will be considered AWOL (absent without leave).

Beware that patterns of absence shows very clearly.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled drill date, Due to school, Church, family activities. You are required to alert your direct chain of command. Do not wait! Do this when you find out about such activities and NOT the night before or morning of drill. Those absences reported last minute will not be excused.

NOTE: YOU are accountable for all absences