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Thank you for answering my question, I believe I'll go to my base's IG office as soon as I get of the plane.
If you have any information as to what would likely happen once I talk to them or anything I should bring or be ready for once I go it would go a long way towards helping me out. Also how soon can this kind behavior be stopped, I know what its like to get to your first unit and have this happen, I want to do anything I can if it would spare those who came to the unit during the deployment from those first few days.
Again, thank you for your time, you've already been a great help.
Hello again Eric and I apologize for the delay and responding but I had already logged off for the day when you responded. You should be prepared to give as much detail as you can about what has been said and done, by whom and when, and how that has effected you. You should also provide information about who in your chain of command has been involved and what they have done. The IG has to investigate the allegations, or send you to EO, which I mentioned before, for investigation. That means they will start at the top of the chain of command and work from the top down to gather facts and provide a report to the Commanding Officer and their boss. That could happen in fairly short time span of a week or so, or might take longer depending on the availability of the participants and decisiomakers and the assets available to conduct the investigation. So, it could take a few weeks as well. You should report any retaliation for your complaint immediately to who ever is conducting the investigation, as that is, of course, unlawful as well.
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