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The decision to discharge transgender soldiers from the U.S. Army would be made by a top, senior civilian official under a plan outlined in a draft document obtained by USA Today.
The newly discovered directive, obtained by USA Today, does not eliminate the rule that allows transgender soldiers to be discharged for their gender identity, but the proposal would make it more difficult to remove such troops from service.
Instead of being made by lower-level Army officers, the memorandum
says, the decision to discharge transgender soldiers would be made by
the assistant secretary of the Army for personnel.
Currently, transgender troops can be automatically dismissed from service on medical grounds once they are identified.
The following January courts-martial results were released last week by the Army:
First Judicial Circuit
Jan. 7 at a general-court martial convened at Fort Lesley J. McNair in
Washington, D.C., 2nd Lt. Eric J. Wilson was convicted by a military
judge of one specification of absence without leave and one
specification of disrespect toward a superior commissioned officer. The
military judge sentenced the accused to be reprimanded and to forfeit
$2,000 pay per month for two months.
- On Jan. 14 at a
special court-martial convened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Spc. Anthony
D. Vallone was acquitted by a military panel composed of officer members
of one specification of the wrongful use of marijuana.
- On Jan.
21 at a general court-martial convened at Fort Drum, New York, Spc.
Gerald M. Kinloch was convicted by a military judge of three
specifications of misappropriation of more than $500 and three
specifications of impersonation with intent to defraud. The military
judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to E-1, to be confined for 18
months and to a bad conduct discharge.
- On Jan. 22 at a general
court-martial convened at Fort Campbell, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah D. Austin
was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of one
specification of sexual abuse of a child. Contrary to his pleas, the
military judge convicted the accused of one specification of aggravated
sexual contact with a child, four specifications of sexual abuse of a
child, one specification of indecent acts with a child and one
specification of an indecent act. The military judge sentenced the
accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 10 years
and to a dishonorable discharge.
Army officers often resort to "evasion and deception," and everyone at
the Pentagon knows it, according to a new study conducted by the U.S.
Army War College.
"In other words, in the routine performance of their duties as leaders and commanders, U.S. Army officers lie," reads the study, which was conducted by the War College's Strategic Studies Institute.
33-page report, compiled following interviews with officers across the
Army, concluded that the Army's culture is rife with "dishonesty and
deception" at all levels of the institution -- from the most junior
members to senior Army officials.
study's results come after Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel -- who
officially left his post Tuesday -- had raised concerns over ethics in
the military. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's press secretary, said
two weeks ago that Hagel was "deeply troubled" over a spate of ethics
investigations in the military.
think he's generally concerned that there could be at least at some
level a breakdown in ethical behavior and in the demonstration of moral
courage," Kirby said of Hagel.
he son of Vince Lombardi is a little surprised that a West Point
football sweater worn by his famous father nearly 65 years ago is going
to fetch more than $20,000 at an auction this weekend.
personal level Vince Lombardi Jr. has wonderful memories of the five
years his father spent as an assistant football coach at the service
academy before going on to become an assistant coach with the New York
Giants and then to the Green Bay Packers as head coach.
sweater in question was purchased for 58 cents by Sean and Rikki McEvoy
of Knoxville at the Goodwill Outlet on Patton Avenue last summer. The
sweater will be sold Saturday night during Heritage Auctions Platinum
Night in New York City. There is a bid for $22,000 on the piece of
clothing that has some holes in it but otherwise is in decent shape.
Previously, the Pentagon said that the US military training would
be provided to 600 members of the Ukrainian National Guard, The
Washington Post reported.
The officers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in
northeast Italy will be deployed to Ukraine as part of the plan,
said Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Vanessa Hillman.
According to Hillman, the military aid requested by the Kiev
authorities was to help the formation and strengthening of the
National Guard, which Kiev launched shortly after the coup in
Describing their unique mission as often misunderstood and certainly
under-appreciated, Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with Soldiers
who comprise the guard force at the detention facilities at Joint Task
Force Guantanamo, Cuba, or JTF-GTMO, Feb. 9.
This was McHugh's second trip to GTMO, although it was his first as Army
secretary. McHugh said the last time he was on the island -- located
just 90 miles from the U.S. mainland -- was more than 20 years ago when
he was a U.S. Congressman from New York. That was long before the JTF
While much has changed in two decades, "The one constant over that whole
time is our Soldiers' willingness to serve," McHugh said.
McHugh said he was honored to meet the Soldiers and Service men and
women who perform a vital security mission for the United States. Their
hard work and dedication help to make America and the world a safer
place, he said.
"I'm here today as your secretary," McHugh said during a town hall meeting, "greatly humbled by what you do each and every day."
Cardinal Health Inc., a pharmaceutical company in Dublin, Ohio
generated more than half a million dollars in revenue from orders made
by the Department of Defense for the erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra.
According to Fox News,
$504,816 was spent for the drug in 2014, in addition to almost $20,000
being spent on other erectile dysfunction drugs, including Levitra and
Cialis. Viagra relaxes muscles and increases blood flow to areas of the
body to treat erectile dysfunction.
The DOD agreed to 60 contracts with the company for these drugs, filing them under “Troop Support.”
A former defense contractor in Southwest Michigan has been sent to
prison for a scheme to sell faulty machine gun parts to the U.S.
Department of Defense.
Howard Cahn, 55, of Colorado, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District
Court to 30 months in prison, according to court documents. Cahn was convicted of four felony charges --
three counts of making materially false statements and one count of
wire fraud -- after a four-day jury trial in Kalamazoo in October.
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Warren Hearnes '89
(pop-users) Posted By: HEARNES Warren 1989 B1
The Department of Defense announced today that effective immediately,
service members are authorized to wear Service Stars on their Global War
on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals (GWOT-EM) to represent deployments in
support of approved GWOT operations.
Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright
signed a memorandum authorizing the new policy change retroactive to
Sept. 11, 2001.
Only one GWOT-EM is awarded for each approved operation. For example,
a service member who was awarded the medal for an Operation Enduring
Freedom deployment, and is subsequently authorized a second award for an
Operation Inherent Resolve deployment would wear a single Service Star
on the GWOT-EM to denote both awards.
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