can an entire company be punished for a single action, which was a small group of individuals were caught drinking on General Order 1A. Saying its the Squad leaders, and Platoon Sergeants are at fault, no formal punishment have been given to the individuals that we know of and the investigation just started, can this happen and is it allowed for mass punishment
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nothing we have just been punished, looking at all options
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experienceDepends...what type of punishment are you talking about? Are they going to take rank/pay? Place members on restriction?
to the individuals caught most likely they will but for the rest of the company they are forcing them to be punish, as in moving in a squad size element everywhere they go, and there is no free time for soldier after the duty day, when most soldier were no where near what happen
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Thanks I note you relisted this...I will let someone else assist you if they are so inclined. Best of luck to you.psimmons41099.7051418982
I am an attorney and am happy to help you with this.
I am guessing they are trying to teach your unit a lesson about accountability for each other.
While it may be a punishment to you, it is not punishment in a legal sense. This is just training within the scope of their authority.
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even in a deployed enivoriment with forgien nations and other Coys?
Yes, as this will be chalked up as training (so long as they stay within the parameters of authorized training).
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