Skip to comments.Bergdahl may collect $200K in back pay, benefits: 'He is due his pay'
Posted on 06/10/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT by Former Fetus
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may be owed up to $200,00 in back pay and benefits for his time in captivity.
Army regulations stipulate that he is entitled to his salary of roughly $1,400 a month for his deployment, plus benefits such as housing allowance and hostile-fire pay.
(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...
What a deal, desert your post, join the jihad, get promoted AND get back pay.
wait until he gets that promotion sometime this month.
He has enough (pseudo)gravitas
to be a DNC judge or Senator, now.
Plus he’s due paid leave of up to a year.
How about if he is tried and convicted of treason? I think that would nullify it. Beyond that, if he was AWOL, he is not due his pay IMO.
My only worry is that the military will decide that he deserves to be court martialed, but it will be prevented by the White House or the perfumed princes of generals in the Pentagon to avoid political embarrassment.
Yesterday one post here put it at $300,000.
He’s certainly amply qualified to be SoS, based on the Clinton/Kerry model.
In 1968, my pay per month was about $97 per month....times have changed.
Meanwhile, real veterans are still waiting for treatment from the VA.
Oh, I forgot: they probably got several million already.
What the !$?&!. How is this even remotely logical to anyone!?
Wow, the arrogance of those in charge known no bounds. This is just spitting in the face of real Americans everywhere.
That would be tricky. I'd think he was a deserter or AWOL until he was captured. Then his status became POW.
I don't like it at all. But to use a phrase from a Dylan song he was only "a pawn in their game".
If he actually deserted in a combat zone, all he is due is a swift Court Martial followed by a firing squad.
He was indeed a deserter but the term is "UA" for 'Unauthorized Absence', no longer AWOL as in 'Absent Without Leave'. His 'capture' is irrelevant as he was not captured on the battlefield or at his appointed place of duty. As a deserter he is no longer a representative of the United States Armed services and not provided protections under the Geneva Conventions. He cannot be placed in POW status for 2 reasons, 1-Desertion 2-the Taliban are not signators under the Geneva Conventions and are not a uniformed service.
Fine! Pay him his back pay and then let him pay for the expenses to “recover” him plus reparations to all the families who lost loved ones during the rescue....
A commander or adviser to joint chiefs.
He'll clean up on the lecture circuit.
The American people still wouldn’t understand what all the fuss is about.
Wow — he has hit on a new get rich quick scheme.
Join the army — defect — get the enemy to house and feed you for a few years — and then come back and collect back pay with bennies no doubt.
Deduct it from the money spent trying to find his deserter ass.
It should only take him a few hundred years busting rocks to pay off the remainder.
He hasn’t been courts martialed yet. There is still the presumption of innocence even with a deserter.
WHY does he “deserve his pay” if he deserted?
Since when do we pay people who walk off their jobs?
He should be fined the cost of his rescue and jailed for the deaths he’s caused.
its called inflation.
He deserted his post, that is not in doubt, nor is it even in question.
He should not even be getting a faint HINT of back pay for that.
there the small detail of a courts martial, of charges being laid, and of a conviction being obtained.
I had thought I read that several years ago, a military investigation concluded that he was NOT a POW, or maybe I’m recalling what I read incorrectly.
It may not be in doubt, but he has not been convicted. The courts martial may very well order that he surrender all back pay, but until then we STILL have a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Or would you like to change that and force people to prove their innocence?
Not what I’m saying.
Point is: several soldiers got dragged through the mud for supposedly ‘murdering’ civilians and there was really NO presumption of innocence under UCMJ for them.
So why should it be any different for this clown?
Either apply the stupid equally, or not at all.
He better use every penny to hide well. There isn’t a military member anywhere in the world that does NOT understand the words DESERTER or DEFECTOR.
NOT ONE. NOT ANYWHERE.
I'll bet it does.
there the small detail of a courts martial, of charges being laid, and of a conviction being obtained.——————————————
And I’d hold his pay until all that’s revolved. I have to assume he’s under arrest at this moment. Desertion in the field is a serious military crime. He didn’t just go AWOL.
No. $97 in 1968 to today is $666 per month. $1400 per month is double that.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.