It can get worse. What if he didn't want to be deployed and figured that if he committed some major misdemeanor/minor felony the civilians would get hold of his ass and prevent the movement? He gets a less than honorable discharge, doesn't have to go to a war zone and can for the rest of his life claim that he simply did something stupid while drunk instead of being a coward. I believe that was on his mind, the fuck.
There's a solution to this.
The military still has some jurisdiction over this case, and they can strike a deal with the local civilian authorities to allow them to exercise it.
Charge the shitbird with article 109(2)of the UCMJ: Destroying or damaging non-military property. Sit his ass down and explain to him that, if convicted under Court Martial, he can be imprisoned in Leavenworth (Michael Vick's alma mater BTW) for 5 years. Tack on Article 87 for missing a movement through neglect or design and he gets another year on top of that. That'll send a squirmy chill up and down the little bastard's spine. Keep him in a cell for a couple of days and let him chew on that. He'll be dying to cut a deal because six freakin' years for a bad night on tequilla is quite different from the 2 years probation the civilian court would give him, and as stated the property owners would never see a dime.
So let him cut a deal. Allow him to plead down to Article 80: Attemmpt (a catch all) reduce him to E1 (if he's not one already) and have hime make "voluntary" arrangements to have 90% of his pay garnished and sent to the home-owners until they are paid off. On top of that, don't discharge him. Send him off to Iraq where he can honorably act as first-in IED bait.
Everyone wins. Everybody receives full restitution, and if this 'soldier' does serve well and lives to tell the tale, it will make the man out of him that he should have been in the first place. It also sets an excellent example. However, this kid is the one who has the most to gain under my option.
Why am I not the King of the world already?