I failed a urinalysis and I recently figured out that people in headquarters have been talking to each other about it, when only a few are supposed to know. I was told by my commander a few months ago that since it was part of my medical records that it stays confidential. Since this confidentiality was broken I was wondering what options that opens for me.
I am currently deployed, the test was administered eleven months ago, still within the statute of limitations. They eventually brought it up after I got in country. I flew to meet a defense lawyer but my commander did not do any of the paperwork. I flew back to my base and heard nothing of the situation for about two months. I am now hearing about it again and am inquiring about the confidentiality. I have talked to you before on here and told you about the medical journal that I found that can clear me of these charges. I already know what I need to for that though. I am just wondering about the confidentiality. You helped me out last time and I just wanted to thank you.
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