Sleeping on post
Sleeping on post inside, or outside, the Marine Corps during work cause multiple problems. I will be covering many aspects of these issues. Not only is it a safety hazard but it also shows the lack of concern a person has for his coworkers, himself, and his employment. In the Marine Corps, it shows a marine’s lack of motivation, integrity and many other issues to include the lack of desire to progress through the rank structure. These issues don’t only hinder one’s appearance but also hinders the person as these views making the person look bad create a sense of annoyance or anger or even regret as people begin to look down upon him/her.
The article that includes sleeping on duty is punitive article 113: misbehavior of sentinel or lookout. This article states: “Any sentinel or look-out who is found drunk or sleeping upon his post, or leaves it before he is regularly relieved, shall be punished, if the offense is committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct, but if the offense is committed at any other time, by such punishment other than death as a court-martial may direct.”
(1) That the accused was posted or on post as a sentinel or lookout;
(2) That the accused was found drunk while on post, was found sleeping while on post, or left post before being regularly relieved. Note: If the offense was committed in time of war or while the accused was receiving special pay under 37 U.S.C. § 310 (hostile fire pay), add the following element
(3) That the offense was committed (in time of war) (while the accused was receiving special pay under 37 U.S.C. § 310).
(1) In general. This article defines three kinds of misbehavior committed by sentinels or lookouts: being found drunk or sleeping upon post, or leaving it before being regularly relieved. This article does not include an officer or enlisted person of the guard, or of a ship’s watch, not posted or performing the duties...