Skip to comments.Army agrees to postpone discharge of Green Beret
Posted on 10/07/2015 10:42:55 AM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
Army Secretary John McHugh on Tuesday agreed to postpone discharging an Army Green Beret for his role in beating an Afghan police official who was sexually abusing an Afghan boy. The decision was announced after Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, asked McHugh to give Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland time to prepare an appeal. "Out of respect for Chairman Thornberry's continued strong support for our military, and his personal appeal, Secretary McHugh has agreed to postpone Sgt. First Class Martland's discharge from the Army for 60 days to allow him to file an appeal with the Army Board for the Correction of Military Records," said a statement from the Army. Thornberry said he found due process procedural errors and suggested the discharge was the result of budget cuts instead of Martland's actions, which occurred in 2011. Martland was due to be dismissed from the Army on Nov. 1 for helping another soldier beat an Afghan police official who had tied a boy to his bed to serve as a sex slave, a practice known as "bacha bazi" or "boy play" in Afghanistan. Thornberry also suggested existing U.S. military policies regarding reporting human rights abuses are not sufficient. Congress cannot substitute our judgment for that of the military chain of command, Thornberry wrote in a letter to McHugh. We are, however, responsible for ensuring that the processes in place are fair and adequate to the demands of an Army at war. Gen. John Campbell, the commander in charge of the U.S.-led NATO coalition in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Service Committee on Tuesday that the United States has had a policy since at least 2011 that human rights abuses should be reported up the chain of command.
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Keep stalling in the courts long
enough and the next president can
give the man a promotion to
secretary of state.
God bless him.
Really! Only after public Pressure for COMMON SENSE!
Yes I Do Believe our Military has fallen and is PART OF THE PROBLEM! Because Good Men HAVE TO STAND AGAINST EVIL whither that Evil be Foreign or Domestic!!! To believe they were even considering discharge is in itself admission of an EVIL INFESTATION in the Military!
Wake Up America!
The Enemy is within and until we deal with that Enemy we will Never be able to Deal with the Enemy’s outside the Nation!
So the catamite SecArmy delayed the discharge by 60 days, but only under pressure. While that’s a step in the right direction, it ain’t nearly enough. Sgt. Martland deserves full reinstatement/retention, plus a medal too.
The fish rotting from the head.
Thank you for your service, Captain.
He should have received a medal.
Thank you so much.
And Defense needs to issue a crystal-clear policy that authorizes foreign US military base authorities to execute pedophiles and rapists on the spot. (A la Gen. Charles James Napier.)
Homosexuals around the world morn. Owebowma is mad.
Any relation to Homer Thornberry, Lyndon Johnson’s nominee to the Supreme Court?
“Remember the Army Green Beret who stood against an Afghan police official who was sexually abusing an Afghan boy, ..”
Green Beret Sergeant First Class (SFC) Charles Martland still needs our help, as I heard as recent as Friday.
Let’s contact our reps and senators.
Rep. Duncan Hunter would like us to also contact military recruiting stations in our area.
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