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I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I

I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I joined the US Army in 1997. I was victim of racial discrimination, which caused me to leave the Army, under Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. For over 20 years I never used my military status. The racism from military experience was too traumatic for me to relive. I am more mature and a lot wiser than the helpless person who encountered racism as 24 years old. I am seeking an expert who can help upgrade my military discharge from Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. I can better articulate the racial discrimination that I have avoided over the past 20 years. Quick history, in 1996, I interned as a US Customs Special Agent in 1996. I wanted to become a US Special Agent. I enrolled with the US Army, as a Specialist (E4), because of my college degree. As part of military enrollment contract, the USA Army agreed to pay off my college loans. MY MOS was military intelligence, 98K, signals interceptor. After basic training, I went to Pensacola, FL Naval training station. Within five minutes of meeting my training Drill Sergeant, he told me that he did not respect me and not to expect the other training officers to obey me. I told him within a couple of months, I had to attend my wedding, which was schedule before joining the Army. My Drill Sergeant did not allow me to train. My training consisted of study from classwork as a 98K student. I played college football at Rutgers. I was not fat, but, I also did not meet US military weight and height regulations. My classroom instructor expressed concern with me not being allowed to train. I always past my physical training (PT) test. Yet, instead of training for 98K classwork, I was always doing PT. I do not remember the details, I was placed on a punishment, where I had to signing on a sheet, located in my barracks, every hour on the hour. The last sign-in, I was late as a result of the extra PT and eating dinner late. My Drill Sergeant wait for me, as though he intended or expected me to fail. My Drill Sergeant told me, he “got me.” He then told me that I would not be attending my wedding, which was two days from me missing the sign-in. I called my local US Congresswoman about the matter the next day. I was told there was short notice for any decision to occur. I went to my wedding on Friday and returned on Sunday. I received an Article 15 and I was told that I would be losing my top secret security clearance. I told the commander I did not agree with the decision because of the ethical dilemma of having to choose between my wedding and a punishment that I should never been punish for. Again, I do not remember specifically what I did to receive sign-in punishment. I told my commander that I would like to use the next level down clearance, “secret” for a military police contract. I was told a new MOS was chosen for me, in Kentucky's Armory as a tank mechanic. When I arrived in Kentucky, I demand being release from my Army contract. After my commanding officer reviewed my military records from military intelligence, I was told that I was process for a new MOS as the wrong form of punishment. A Drill Sergeant advised me to go AWOL, since it was Peace Time. Before being instructed to go AWOL, I was approved for an Honorable discharge. Because of the emotional stress, I listed to one of my Drill Sergeant, who told me that my previous training station treated me wrong and I should never have lost my top secret security clearance. I want to upgrade my discharge and received all of my US military benefits based on racial discrimination from the US Army.

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I'm 17 days from going on terminal leave and they want to

I'm 17 days from going on terminal leave and they want to give me an article 15 for things that happened four months ago what should I doJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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I have an email from a superior that requested an interview

I have an email from a superior that requested an interview from me and because I didn't respond to the request. I was sent an email with this verbiage,"Wanted to inform you to disregard my request to interview you. Your failure to respond to my emails and several conversations that I have had with individuals regarding you this past week has convinced me that you are not a good fit for our office/unit....." What can I do? As I percieve it to be defamation of character and/character assassination?JA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Not at allJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I was given a letter of release from my organization to report to a higher organization as a potential "career" move. Prior to that I filed a complaint against members or my command and have reason to believe that they have participated in character assassination.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I reported numerous EO violations by a CSM and 1SG during a

I reported numerous EO violations by a CSM and 1SG during a promotion board and inconsistent administration of UCMJ for the same infractions during a deployment. Since reporting these informally and via command climate surveys the command has done everything from starting a secret clearance investigation to asking me to reenlist to creating a hostile climate at work. A NCO of the same rank disrespected me and an altercation ensued. The other NCO was left off after the same 1SG and CSM whom I made a complaint about weighed in on the altercation. Since and before I have made an informal EO complaint to my Brigade EO. I am constantly given counseling statements which I have maintained in an effort to intimidate me. I am waiting for the battalion commander to return as they are conspiring to give an Article 15. I plan on fighting them to my utmost ability as this is a EO reprisal to the fullest.

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My husband is a retired lieutenant colonel when the US Army

My husband is a retired lieutenant colonel when the US Army Reserve 30 years he fileD for divorce without me knowing it May 1st 2015 and has not paid any spousal support and been on a financial destruction rampage and filed a fake bankruptcy so I am a teacher and had been psying the majority of the billsIhave an objection to this bk 13 filing. I really believe this is all based on a mental illness he has many physical elements + PTSDAnyway I need to protect myself I did everything I was supposed to doI went to the court i was awarding order temporary spousal support among other and my husband did not abide by it allI had to get an order to enforce and on the day of the hearing there was a big clerical error by the judges clerk that made me lose my temporary spousal support in other words we all had the paperwork and we knew what we were there for the order to enforce or my husband would be incarcerated but the judge had before her an RMC conference and with my attorney being young and inexperienced didn't fight for me so she ended up giving my husband another 45 days the judgr did and I am at my wits end because I've had no money no support no bills paid since May of 2015 X 10 months so anything the var retired military reserve can do to my husband to get him to pay me at least some support temporarily we have not divorced because that bankruptcy that he put on on me has Natick stay I have never seen him like this before in my life so I reached out to ther attorneys but I'm wondering if the military can help me out ? With getting Him to pay it's like conduct unbecoming to a retired lieutenant colonel

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I was awarded 1/5th of my ex husband's retirement pay in our

I was awarded 1/5th of my ex husband's retirement pay in our divorce decree in 1993 after being married 7 years. In 2008, the yearly increases stopped and what he sends me has been the same each month since. He said Obama stopped the yearly increases. I just found out here 8 years later that that is not true. How can I get my legitimate 1/5th? Do I have a right to get a copy of his LES at least once a year? He is saying that he pays more taxes and I get what I get. So basically, he decided to cap out my portion.This is the only thing I asked for in our divorce. But this was based on principle. I quit my job and followed the Navy around the world, had two children by myself while he was out to sea, and basically raised them alone. I did MY time in the Navy as well. But he completely disrespects the roll of the spouse in the Navy.Is there any advice you can give me?

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I was just NJP'd and in my rebuttal period now, my

I was just NJP'd and in my rebuttal period now, my rebuttal starts 16 Feb 16 due to my COS taking so long getting my UPB back to me . I was charged with article 134 Drunk and Disorderly and due to a poorly written specification it had the words disrespect to Senior Officers written in for the disorderly portion, the Convening Authority who took final disposition and I believe was completely confused during the NJP and found me not guilty of article 134, but found me guilty of article 89 disrespect to Senior Officers. I was never read my rights to article 89 and was never aware of being charged of it as my article 31 rights was only to 134 drunk and disorderly and my booker statement only had 134 drunk and disorderly conduct on the UPB. On the guilty of article 89 I was fined 2 months half pay. I want to know if this is legal to do a switch in the middle of a NJP and I had no clue about it? When I received back my UPB (10132) it had the article 134 lined through with 89 pinned in and initialed along with the drunk and disorderly lined through and initialed with only the remaining bring disrespectful to senior officers after the when and where in the specification. Is this a violation of my rights? If I need to request this to be thrown out by the appeal CO authority?

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I'm currently facing an article 15 cancelled appointments.

I'm currently facing an article 15 for 16 cancelled appointments. Some of these appointments I had legitimate reasons for cancelling. However, I know there were a few times I simply was drowsy and couldn't get out of my bed. I am taking two antidepressants and sleeping medication. My chain of command isn't aware of this (I don't think) I have been seeing my therapist and psychiatrist for two years now. I've have been diagnosed with chronic PTSD, anxiety, dissociation disorder, and bi-polar. Should I just tell my chain of command I need to start a med board or accept the article 15?

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Can a US Marine be disciplined under the UCMJ (demonstrated

Can a US Marine be disciplined under the UCMJ for misconduct (demonstrated a blatant disrespect to your case manager through verbal and nonverbal means via text messages and F2F interactions. Most recently by sending a text message with a question at 10:00 at night) if they have suffered a traumatic brain injury which affects that soldiers ability to reason, short term memory, etc?

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Allen M., Esq.

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