I felt like I was at my wits end and worried about going into a deployment in this state.
She simply smiled and said, "Let me give you a piece of advice, honey.
Just make sure you have plans to get out of the house everyday." As every military wife knows, permanent change of station (PCS) orders are simply a way of life.
However, if the sex is nonconsensual, it is considered "rape" and can be punishable by death.
The UCMJ section prohibiting sex with persons below the military age of consent is very brief.
When it comes to tips about loving a service member, nearly ever wife agreed, that getting yourself moving and keeping yourself occupied were key.
Marine wife Meghan Lee recommends, "Find a hobby, or something to invest yourself in, to keep busy while he's deployed." Military wife Bobbi agrees.
Being charged with the crime of having sex with an under aged minor is a very serious matter.
The punishment for this crime is much more severe in the military courts than in the United States criminal courts.
For example, if an 18-year-old serviceman has sex with a 15 ½ -year-old girl, he is committing a crime even if she consents.
However, the day she turns 16 years old, it is legal for them to have sex.
The UCMJ allows mistake of fact to act as a defense in these cases.
If the victim is, in fact, over the age of 12, and the offender reasonably believed that he or she was 16 or older, then this fact is a valid defense and the military member will not be punished.
We fought about stupid things, things that didn't matter, but for some reason, neither of us were willing to let anything go.