listen, going to canada will do him no good. awol is ( absent without leave). After 7 days of leaving you are awol, after 30 you are a deserter. Being dfr(dropped from the rolls) usually is after 30 days, but depends on the situation could be longer. Once he is dfr, that means a warrant will be put out for his arrest, but the army will not, I stress will not come looking for him, they will send a letter and probaly call, but they wont come and kick your door down, but if he got pulled over and his license was ran then it would come up that the military was looking for him. After the 30 days or so, he can call the deserter hotline to find out if he was dropped from the rolls. The # is....1-502-626-3711. once he is dfr, he can go to fort sill and turn himself in. anything is possible, but most likely he will ge an administrative discharge or referred as a chapter 10. He will be sent home with an " other than honorable discharge". If he arrived on a monday or tuesday he would be sent home by friday. If your wondering why so quick, its b/c they mail your discharge papers to you, while your waiitng, they have you on leave status. He is not gonna be sent to jail. The negative things about a " chapter 10" is that the person 1. will get a re4 on his dd-214(discharge papers) which means he could never enlist in any military again, which dont bother most people, but 2. he also cant qualify for federal loans, and 3. it looks bad to some employers. When turning himself in to fort sill, nothing is a gurantee but most likely he will get the chapter 10, or chaptered out and the chances of him going to jail is about 1 in a billion and the going rate is like 30 days. You can call the G.I rights hotline also, they are a non-profit group of volunteers to help g.i's and their families with advice on situations...the # is.......1-800-394-9544.