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Title 32Subtitle AChapter VISubchapter CPart 724Subpart B → §724.216


Title 32: National Defense
PART 724—NAVAL DISCHARGE REVIEW BOARD
Subpart B—Authority/Policy for Departmental Discharge Review


§724.216   Failure to appear at a hearing or respond to a scheduling notice.

(a) Except as otherwise authorized by the Secretary concerned, further opportunity for a hearing shall not be made available in the following circumstances to an applicant who has requested a hearing:

(1) When the applicant has been sent a letter containing the month and location of a proposed hearing and fails to make a timely response; or

(2) When the applicant, after being notified by letter of the time and place of the hearing, fails to appear at the appointed time, either in person or by representative, without having made a prior, timely request for a continuation, postponement, or withdrawal.

(b) In such cases, the applicant shall be deemed to have waived the right to a hearing, and the NDRB shall complete its review of the discharge. Further request for a hearing shall not be granted unless the applicant can demonstrate that the failure to appear or respond was due to circumstances beyond the applicant's control.

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