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If the Army is accusing a soldier of possessing the

If the Army is accusing a soldier of possessing the substance spice/k2 but the substance was proven to be non illegal/ not spice in the local county courthouse, and the store which is in the same county as the base openly sells it because it has been proven to be legal, can the military call this incense a "drug" when the local courts and law enforcement says otherwise and take action against the soldier such as a bad discharge?

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I have a colleague of the same rank, Master Sergeant US

I have a colleague of the same rank, Master Sergeant US Army, that has shown a pattern of making false statements and even writing them down in a complaint to the command. These statements are filled with false information and lies. They always come when a potential promotion or vacant position is opening up that we are both looking at. Also, he has now been caught doing the same thing to two others in the office.I know that slander is not specifically covered under UCMJ but i'm sure that he is violating other articles. I'm not sure how to proceed and the other soldiers that this is happening to are now asking me for advice.Any information is appreciated.

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I am a veteran but my husband is an officer in the army and

Hello, I am a veteran but my husband is an officer in the army and is slandering my name around to everyone showing a video of me and it's turning many against me what can I do ?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: FLJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: they are fully aware but nothingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not sure

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If a military member is slandering a civilian, is there

If a military member is slandering a civilian, is there anything you can do to stop the action?

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If I am no longer on Active Duty due to Libel and Slander,

If I am no longer on Active Duty due to Libel and Slander, with solid proof, who, if any, may a suit be filled against? The one person who actually committed the Libel and Slander and/or the Commander who served the reprimand; making libel and slanderous statements in the reprimand?

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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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