Skip to comments.Panel: Graf should get general discharge
Posted on 12/03/2010 2:16:54 PM PST by pabianice
Looks like Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Defense Meritorious Service Medal, certainly her top three. Would the citations be online?
Prior to having charges filed against her, I would assume she would have had a good conduct ribbon with a few stars.
Some ships are top heavy.
She certainly isn’t.
I don’t know.
Too tight and loony like MurCOWski who she resembles
She will get a retirement. Had she been dishonorably discharged she might have been denied a pension.
You are correct about her ribbons. I don't think her citations would be on line, accessible to the public.
Thanks. I’m not familiar with what does and doesn’t earn govt/military pensions.
Oh, but remember, we are a “meritocracy” where MERIT is what makes you rise to the top................
Nevermind the blue blood “legacy” admissions, the affirmative action President, the family connections that are key to optimal promotion through the ranks, etc, etc, etc.
Someone getting a dishonorable discharge has done something to REALLY tick off the military, and would most likely not get any benefits. If the person had a general discharge, but had 20 years in, it wouldn't necessarily mean that they would be denied a pension. If they get a general discharge, and don't have 20 years in, and are NOT recommended for re-enlistment, they are screwed, unless a reserve unit is willing to take them in. These days though, that is unlikely.
There are other reasons the military can discharge someone prior to end of enlistment. Medical reasons can be one. "Convenience of the Service" might be another, and it could mean that they no longer need the skills that person has.
That is clearly not all she has, she is only wearing top three in the photo
Service record photos are always in Khaki.
The page has been scrubbed.
i don't know Navy Uniform regulations, i was Army. i have seen file photos of Navy Flag officers wearing the same kind of arrangement though. i don't think it's a complete accounting of awards.
You'd have to check with someone with Navy experience to find out what that is all about.
i do know that by the time somebody makes O-6 in any service (Navy Captain, Army Colonel) they at least have a lot of "been there, done that" ribbons.
Remember, Admiral Jeremy Boorda, Clinton's CNA got into a lot of trouble for wearing combat 'V' devices that he didn't earn. He ended up killing himself over the incident.
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