absence without leave

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Noun1.absence without leave - unauthorized military absenceabsence without leave - unauthorized military absence  
defection, desertion, abandonment - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Rhoderick Armamento, chief of the Quezon Police Provincial Office, identified the suspects as Santiago Rosales, Rolando Japor, Roderick Defeo and former cop Fortunato Nozaenta, who went on absence without leave (Awol).
Even as long ago as 1951 there were quite a few recruits who couldn't bear to stay too long and ran off back home, only to be picked up by the police and returned back to camp and faced a charge of absence without leave - which could have been a more serious charge of desertion - in front of the commanding officer.
This notice is to remind you that taking strike action is absence without leave (AWOL).
Ledesma said they will be slapped with absence without leave (AWOL) if they continue to defy the travel assignment orders.
AR 630-10, Absence Without Leave, Desertion, and Administration of Personnel Involved in Civilian Court Proceedings.
He did not report for duty and was arrested and court martialled for insubordination and absence without leave, which resulted in his dismissal from the Navy in June 1952.
A Soldier who absented himself with intent to avoid a jump would also be guilty of absence without leave (AWOL) with intent to avoid maneuvers or field exercises under Article 86, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
He's had to contend without Andre Senghor's absence without leave and several players on international leave but what hurt most was the tragic death of Diab Awana in a car accident.
If anyone thought Carwyn Jones - or anyone else - was going to make reference to the other Mr Jones' absence without leave, they were disappointed.
He was subsequently discharged from the army in January after taking absence without leave.