I thought I just heard he was promoted?
“I thought I just heard he was promoted?”
He was promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant.
That initial promotion for officers is unlike all others - it does not require board selection. It is automatic at around 18 months, unless a bar is actively put in place against that individual - which requires certain legal standards.
I imagine that he was given a bit of a chance to reform/prove himself, in case it was just a stupid joke on his part, in his youth. He was a combat veteran and a ranger as an Enlisted Man, as well as a West Point graduate after all. Now he has proven that he will persist with his BS.
It is appropriate that his discharge is Without Honor.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
I had that same recollection.