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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:11 PM
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50. The military regularly demands partial repayment of enlistment or reenlistment
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 04:11 PM by struggle4progress
bonuses, from persons who are discharged without serving their entire enlistment. Sometimes this is entirely reasonable and sometimes not.

I'm sure many DUers will remember some cases like this from the Bush era:

Wounded soldier billed to repay sign-up bonus
unhappycamper (1000+ posts)
Sun Nov-25-07 07:05 AM

Anyone, who expects subtle reasoning about policy from the military, will be disappointed. Choi deliberately violated an existing policy and so was separated before his enlistment ended: the book therefore says he owes the portion of his bonus for his unfulfilled term, and got the bill, like anyone else who was separated for violating policy. Last I heard, Choi was seeking reinstatement/re-enlistment; it's not clear to me whether he's continuing that effort; but one might really need to know the current situation -- and various other details, such as "Would Choi get a bonus for reenlisting?" -- in order to think clearly about this matter
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