A command sergeant major, instead of calmly correcting me called me "A fat f**k who never does PT.", today and it really upset and gave me a panic attack today. I do not think this is conduct that is even becoming of a non-commissioned officer of such a high pay grade. I am both insulted and even afraid to be a part of the organization i have enlisted in. Cab you please help me make sure this doesn't ever happen again?
State/Country relating to question: Texas
Nothing, it just happened today.
You can report the behavior to the IG and/or his commander. That's about it though.The profane comment is not really permitted, though it is tolerated in the military. The comment concerning weight is not really a legal issue, since there is not a law against discrimination based on weight.
Lawyer and current JAG officer.
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