Soldier mom refuses deployment to care for baby - Yahoo! News If the mother was told they would deploy her anyway then the command lied to her, if she is just claiming that to avoid prosecution then she is lying. Of course there is a third option, she misunderstood what they told her. Hopefully it is all worked out. I doubt she gets charged with much. She missed a movement which is a serious crime in the military but if she missed it because some bone head told her she had to deploy and leave her child in foster care then they won't push that.