My son in law is a navy eod. He agreed to go on nsw deployment, later his partner and chief got "fired" from the deployment. He does not want to go for that and many other reasons now. He was told they could never take away his crab, but last week they said he had to go or they would take away his crab. He has told them he will do anything else just not this deployment. Is this legal? He was told the NSW deployments were volunteer, so much power struggle and control issues between the eod's and the navy seals.(who he is supposed to deploy with this fall)
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.As an active duty Sailor he is subject to orders. SO he will need to deploy if ordered. The fact his partner was fired will not be grounds to avoid deployment. Frankly, more than just loosing his rating, he could find himself out of the Navy if he refuses orders to deploy.Sorry to have to bear bad news
he is not a sailor, he is an explosive ordinanance disposal tech. He did not re-enlist either, will be out fall of 2013. how does he find a good lawyer to ask these questions personally as there are things I can't disclose to you? Who can he ask that he can trust? A lawyer near his base, would they know anything? Where\how does he find a military lawyer?
Sorry for the confusion...I used the term Sailor to refer to a member of the US Navy. That is common...in the same way Marines are referred to as Marines.Which base is he stationed at?
san diego amphibious base.
ThanksHe can go to the NLSO (Naval Legal Services Office) across the bay at the 32nd street station and the JAG defense lawyers can talk to him at no cost.Or he can hire a local military lawyer...there are a LOT of them in that area. I know all the retired Marines...they are all solid lawyers.
Retired Marine Corps Lawyer, Veterans Services Officer (VSO)
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