Skip to comments.Army rejects appeal from soldier discharged after confronting accused Afghan rapist
Posted on 01/30/2016 7:25:44 AM PST by kindred
Decorated soldier being kicked out of Army after shoving Afghan police commander accused of raping boy Army axing Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim EXCLUSIVE: Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command told Martland that his appeal âdoes not meet the criteriaâ for an appeal. âConsequently, your request for an appeal and continued service is disapproved,â the office wrote in a memo to Martland. The memo was shared with FoxNews.com by the office of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who has advocated for Martlandâs case. According to Hunter's office, Martland learned of the decision Tuesday. The memo, dated Sept. 14, comes as the Defense Department comes under criticism amid reports that U.S. soldiers were instructed to look the other way when Afghan troops and officers were sexually abusing boys. More On This... US military accused of ignoring sex abuse in Afghanistan Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement Tuesday that he is âabsolutely confident that no such theater policy has ever existed here, and certainly, no such policy has existed throughout my tenure as commander.â He said he expects âany suspicions of sexual abuse will be immediately reported to the chain of command,â and he has personally spoken with President Ashraf Ghani on the issue.
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The Nurnberg Trials settled this question. An order to rape is obviously illegal. An order not to interfere with rape is equally illegal. Just following orders is no excuse.
This is what happens when you elect a homosexual muslim..
I just don’t see our military coming back from all this shit.The statement by the general officer is disgusting.
Indeed. But the pervert in chief thinks and does otherwise cause he has a pen and a phone. I blame the whole leftist and rino lierals for their defense of evil perverts.
It is true, the man is a typical muslim pervert.
Outrageous! Why couldn’t he be reassigned quietly to another post? This reeks of political appeasement to a borderline “friendly” ally.
Your blame is justified.
My experience and training in the Army have been very beneficial to my life and to my career.
It sucks that that can't be the case for today's soldiers with the current Communist in Chief.
Those who prevent the rescue of rape victims place themselves in the company of those found guilty at the Nuremberg Trials.
True. The military is being changed into something evil by the muslim communist and thief.
reflecting OBAMA “values”.....
he despises the military and they despise him....
that is why the VA is a mess...
I wonder whether Obama is jealous that the Afghan rapist got to have “fun” that Obama is denied while in the White House, or if this is just his usual contempt for the military and for everything decent in America.
What kind of process is being used to railroad this NCO out of the Army?
Court martial? Apparently not. What would he be charged with under UCMJ? The all inclusive Article 134?
Administrative separation board as used to separate drug users? Don’t see it here.
A wave of an Obama-compliant four star’s manicured hand? Looks like it.
IIRC, a less than honorable discharge requires UCMJ or board action (and a board only recommends; the commander must sign off on it). BCD definitely can come only from conviction by general court martial.
And he can appeal only through ABCMR? Something smells here. Badly. The integrity of our general officer corps is IMO severely compromised.
He should wait until January 20, 2017, when President Trump is inaugurated...and apply again.
I think there’d be enough Twitter activity about it to get the new President’s attention...and a quick admission back into active duty.
I know. This was an abomination.
And the Geneva Convention IV, Art 27.
Seriously? You actually think Twitter’s going to help? Wow.
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