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Does a military retire lose retirement pay when convicted of

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Retired military.Pleaded to gilty of killing a dog.(Cruilty to a non farm animal) Do I lose my retirement if I recieve deferred adjudication?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Former JAG Officer replied 8 years ago.

If you are already retired and receiving retired pay, you do not lose your military retired pay because you killed a dog! Don't worry about that! You earned that retired pay.

Military retirees are dropped from retirement rolls only when convicted for national security violations under the Hiss Act (5 U.S. Code, Section 8311-8322.) More routine convictions (even felony convictions) are not cause for loss of retired pay.

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