I will get straight to the point. My partner joined the Army, passed basic then went AWOL after been at his regiment for only a week. He was awol for 5 months but went back and handed himself in. After only been back 3 weeks or so he went awol again and has now been awol for 1 year, plus the 5 months from the 1st awol spell. His Sergeant and Sergeant Major rang him a few times when he first went awol but he refused to go back. A week or so later an Recovery officer phoned to persuade him back but he still refused. Since then he has heard nothing until around September/october last year when his platoon commander phones his mums house and said he wanted to speak to him to sort out his discharge, his mum wasnt in contact with him at the time so had no phone number to give to him. His regiment is now in afghanistan and he's heard nothing since obviously with them been away. He's not interested in handing himself back in and has been working legitemately since may last year. Could they have discharged him without his knowledge or was it just a way of getting him to contact his regiment? I wouldn't think they would discharge him without finding him or can they do that?