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My son-in-law is facing a DD meeting Monday morning based on

My son-in-law is facing a DD meeting Monday morning based on slanderous accusations made against him by his wife, my daughter, to a military psychiatrist while he was in residential treatment. What can he do?

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Is there a law that protect you from false statements being

is there a law that protect you from false statements being made on government base ie caught by military security having sex in parking lot no records to support statement this is also accusing the base security is there a law that would support the individual from this type of false gossip

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I am an officer in the Coast Guard. My commanding officer made

I am an officer in the Coast Guard. My commanding officer made false statements during my evaluation and used them to justify a bad review. These false statements are well documented and can be proven false. An appeal of the evaluation did not address the falsehoods, and let the evaluation stand. This bad evaluation has effectively ended a 13 yr career. Is the any basis for a lawsuit for damages or reparations?

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I would just like to know if I have a case or not.I hereby

I would just like to know if I have a case or not.I hereby respectfully ***** ***** you examine into my complaint of wrong. I was trying to file an Article 138 Complaint against my Chain of Command for harassment and manipulation. After doing further research, I'm unable to file because it involves Non-Judicial Punishments. I strongly believe that I was wronged by my Commanding Officer and SGTMAJ. I went from a motivated Corporal of Marines to a private in roughly 15 days. I want to start off by saying that I was sexually assaulted October 13, 2013. I haven't been the same since the bump in the road. I developed a severe case of depression, Non-Combat PTSD, and Substance Abuse disorder (Alcohol). I'm currently taking 150mg of Zoloft for anxiety. I requested help from my Chain of Command and was sent to a Rehabilitation Center in San Diego California. When I was finally discharged, I was motivated and excited as every to get back to work. I walked a fine line until August 1, 2014. I was scheduled to rotate back to the States on the 2nd of August. An underage Marine went into my fridge and chugged 4 -5 beers and met up with us at the bar. After the bar, we decided to go to the E-club. Then the underage Marine was caught on his way from the restroom staggering. He was arrested and sent to PMO. I told them he wasn't drinking and that he was with me all night. He wrote a statement for PMO stating that he had took the alcohol from the Smoke pit. He had written a statement to the SGTMAJ stating that him and I went up to my room and drank the alcohol together. There's supporting evidence from the video cameras that shows that I never left the bar along with witnesses. During the command investigation, every month I had to report to the Commanding officer and SGTMAJ for my liberty risk hearing. After the hearing I would have to go to the SGTMAJ's office where he would insult and belittle me by calling me stupid and discussing my sexuality in the presence of my Staff. He would even bring my mother into the conversations. I find that to be very unprofessional and disrespectful, and instead of my Staff NCO's stopping the harassment, they would ignore it and sometimes laugh. During the investigation, none of my witnesses were called to make a statement. After the investigation was over, the underage Marine had to report to the Commanding Officer for his Non-Judicial Punishment hearing. He admitted to drinking on several occasions and having sex in the barracks. The Commanding Officer took half his pay for two months. I had an anxiety attack that night and the next morning I was told to report to the SGTMAJ's office. It was an intervention with my Staff NCO's and SGTMAJ. They were convinced that I was going to harm myself. The SGTMAJ then asked my leadership to leave the room. The SGTMAJ was being very humble one on one with me. He took me around his office and explained to me what everything meant. After the tour of his office, we sat down and he started talking to me. He told me if I admit to giving the Marine Alcohol, then I would lose one rank and I would be able to leave to go to my next duty section. He had me read the underage Marine's statement so I could match it to the best of my ability. I noticed they only had the one statement he gave incriminating me and not his initial one, and the one after. I didn't want to admit guilt, but I didn't want to make him angry. The next day before my hearing he pulled me away and reminded me what I should say and if I do it then there would be a good chance I wouldn't lose rank. I trusted him and I did what he said. I was sentenced with 2 months half pay, loss of rank, and 60 Days Restriction. After the NJP trial he took me in his office and said that I had a clean slate with him and if I make the check-ins on time then I would be able to leave and be home for Christmas. 3 days later, I was NJP'd again. I showed up 20 min early for check-in, then I was sent away because I was early and I ended up falling asleep outside. I woke up and hour later. The SGTMAJ recommended I get admin separated and the Commanding Officer approved for a pattern of misconduct. Me showing up an hour late was enough for them to separate me from the Marine Corps. I honestly think that was clearly unfair and an abuse of discretion.The SGTMAJ threatened to call my Mother, and threatened me with brig time.I received my next NJP for missing a check-in a week later and again the SGTMAJ would have me report in and continue the cycle. I explained on numerous occasions that I'm taking sleep Medication. I went to medical and explained to them how I'm getting in trouble for the Zoloft they were giving me and how its negatively affecting me. They just told me it was the Commanding Officer's discretion. He insisted on letting me know that if I screw up then he would throw me in the brig and make sure I share a cell with the guy that sexually assaulted me. (There's more I need to add,I'm running out of charact)

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Can a civilian employee or former civilian employee file formal

Can a civilian employee or former civilian employee file formal charges against a Navy Captain for issuing slander and libelous claims while operating in his official capacity? If so, what UCMJ article supports this?

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I'm a Department of the Army Civilian. I'm a licensed socia

I'm a Department of the Army Civilian. I'm a licensed social worker. Recently I was told that by a lady who works on my installation that she was an investigator for the Garrison Commander and that a "complaint" had been made against me regarding an inappropriate relationship with a patient. She had me sign a paper, but it only pertained to saying that more information might have to be gathered. She did read me my rights or anything like that. She asked me questions about my licensure and topics related to ethics. It soon dawned on me that my ex-boy friend had called and made the complaint. The investigator told me she could not tell me who made the complaint, but I told her about him and the threats he made toward me during the relationship. Anyway, I later found out from my boss (he wasn't suppose to tell me) but the complaint had come in the form of an anonymous ICE card and went to the Regional director.?.? I'm not sure why. My question is, I was told I'm under a 15-6 investigation and no one will tell me what is going on. What are my rights? Do I have the right to go to the Garrison Commander ask him if he has made a determination on this?? I have tried to research to find out what my rights are during this time period but I can't find anything. I don't know if I should get a lawyer or what!! I'm really upset that all of this is going on over an anonymous ICE complaint. I feel as though my leadership believes whatever it is that he (the ex) is accusing me of. When I told them that he is the one that threatened me and I'm scared and I have 2 young sons, they responded by tell me "he is not the one in the hot seat you are!"

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Is there any ucmj article that governs NCOs slandering airmen

Is there any ucmj article that governs NCOs slandering airmen or lower ranks? There is a case of an nco who has been slandering my name and putting a bad taste in people's mouth about me for the past few months. I told a fellow airmen that the nco may have been trying to get her in trouble for being late and I am having article 91 ucmj charges brought against me for it. This nco has been disrespectful to me, slandered me, and tried to turn fellow airmen against me. She denies all of it.

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If an enlisted soldier ets d from the military and gets involved

If an enlisted soldier ets' d from the military and gets involved with a commissioned officer after the ets date, is this in violation of any army regulation?

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My husbands orders were cancelled due to libelous and slanderous

My husband's orders were cancelled due to libelous and slanderous statements made about my husband to the IG. We are planning to file a defamation suit in the civil courts. This person contacted the IG on their own and is a civilian who doesn't work for the government. Does this person have absolute privilege as a "witness"? In other words, is the IG process considered a "legislative or judicial" process?

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