Angelina Bradley's answer Your submission doesn't really state a question, but if you're asking what your options and exposure are, you have a couple options. Head to the DSO North detachment during walk-in hours for a PERSREP appointment, which will be free, or reach out to a civilian military justice practitioner like myself for a consultation.
Angelina Bradley's answer You’re going to need to be more specific. “Mass punishment” is what? Removal of privileges may be just fine depending on how it was done. Or it could be hazing. Or it could be the command actually enforcing existing policy. Without more facts, I cant make an assessment.
Peter N. Munsing's answer With other personnel, on base, possibly. Off base, privately, unlikely. With a civillian, no. Get a confidential consult from a JAG attorney through the legal assistance plan.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer You may want to consider petitioning that service's board of records review. For example, if you were Army you may want to petition the Army Discharge Review Board and/or the Army Board of Corrections of Military Records.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer If it was dismissed "with prejudice" in the federal court, then there is an argument that the courts-martial may be bound by that dismissal. It depends on the reason and grounds it was dimissed. If the dismissal is silent, it's likely "without prejudice" and still subject to UCMJ action.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer Absolutely. It is pretty much a military career killer. The only "exception" is when the service member is a junior enlisted. The military leadership recognizes that a young soldier (or marine, etc.) will make mistakes. If that junior enlisted member is an otherwise good troop, a commander will work to rehabilitate him/her and keep them "in the fight."
Angelina Bradley's answer It does sound like it'd meet the AR standards for hazing. You can take your concerns to the command's IG or JAG (or, if the command doesn't have an IG, go to the ISIC's IG or JAG).
Angelina Bradley's answer I see this as an Anti-Deficiency Act problem. If you feel strongly about it, contact your local Trial Defense Services office or Area Defense Counsel, and ask them to assist you in raising this issue to the command's JAG or IG. Listen carefully to the advice they provide you about going down that road prior to taking action.
Angelina Bradley's answer No. You can only get a Dishonorable Discharge if you are found guilty at General Court-Martial and awarded a DD. For PT failure, you'll receive either an Honorable or a General Under Honorable Conditions. Benefits-wise, the difference is that, in most cases, an Honorable lets you use the GIBill, a GEN does not.
Once you are notified of your separation, you should contact either your local Trial Defense Services Office or contact a Military Law attorney (like myself) who can advise you...
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Angelina Bradley's answer No, it isn't illegal to wear camouflaged pants. You will run into problems with the Stolen Valor Act when you start wearing rank, medals, and other insignia. But if it's just the pants, you should be fine.
Gary Johnston Dean's answer You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem ASAP. You have waited long enough to receive what you're entitled to from this bum!
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