(a) Without authority goes or remains absent from his unit, organization or place
of duty with intent to remain away therefrom permanently; or
(b) Quits his unit, organization or place of duty with intent to avoid hazardous duty
or to shirk important service; or
(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 or in any foreign armed service
without fully disclosing the fact that he has not been regularly separated; is guilty
(2) Any commissioned officer of the state military forces who, after tender of his
resignation and before notice of its acceptance, quits his 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 as
a court-martial may direct.
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