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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:03 PM
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47. Doesn't matter
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 04:07 PM by maxrandb
At the time of the discharge, and even now, this was the "law of the land", and he broke his contract. I've seen guys have to pay-back thousands of dollars because they were 1% over body-fat, or couldn't pass the PT test.

I didn't agree with the law, and I'm happy that it has been repealed, but that doesn't change the fact that LT Choi broke his contract.

What is the military supposed to do, just let folks keep the bonus they gave them, regardless of whether they complete the contract obligation?

Now, what this guy could do, if he were so inclined, would be to request re-instatement to his commission when DADT is finally gone, or do what you need to do to fix the problem. In this case, he could file a Board of Correction to Records, or file a Request for Waiver of Indebtedness.

What is not appropriate is to "grandstand" and accuse the President of "making you pay for your discharge".

He is not being asked to come up with "new" money. This is money he was already paid. Facts are facts, and laws are laws.

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