I'm here in Iraq and so is my husband. I've been having a difficult time being away from my son and family and I also have a nephew who is 18months old and was sent home to pass away. I spoke with my husband about me being down about not being able to be home and with my family in this time. Being worried about me he talked to his superior in his chain of command and told them he was worried about me. That and my husband got words mixed and it then sounded like I was going to possibly hurt myself. I am not suicidal nor would I ever hurt myself, I have a son waiting at home for me who needs me. My commander took proper precautions and sent me to see a combat stress advisor and the outcome was a recommendation from this person was that I return to normal duty and that I pose no threat to myself. My commander disagrees and has kept me on suicide watch and I had my weapon taken from me, still in Iraq and had extra work hours added to my schedule. It's like i'm being punished and harrassed.
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It sounds like your commander took the appropriate action, but perhaps is extending it a bit too long.
I recommend you request an audience with your commander so you can alleviate his concerns. If this does not solve the problem, you may want to consider an Art 138 Complaint. More info here
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