2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 322. Wisconsin code of military justice.
322.085 Article 85 — Desertion.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 322.085 (2017)

322.085 Article 85 — Desertion.

(1) Any member of the state military forces is guilty of desertion if he or she does any of the following:

(a) Without authority goes or remains absent from his or her unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to remain away therefrom permanently.

(b) Quits his or her unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to avoid hazardous duty or to shirk important service.

(c) Without being regularly separated from one of the state military forces enlists or accepts an appointment in the same or another one of the state military forces, or in one of the armed forces of the United States, without fully disclosing the fact that he or she has not been regularly separated, or enters any foreign armed service except when authorized by the United States.

(2) Any commissioned officer of the state military forces who, after tender of his or her resignation and before notice of its acceptance, quits his or her post or proper duties without leave and with intent to remain away therefrom permanently is guilty of desertion.

(3) Any person found guilty of desertion or attempt to desert shall be punished, if the offense is committed in time of war, by confinement of not more than 10 years or other punishment as a court-martial may direct, but if the desertion or attempt to desert occurs at any other time, by punishment as a court-martial may direct.

History: 2007 a. 200; 2009 a. 179.

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