Protect Service Members from Abusive/Corrupt Commanders and Wrongful Discharge

Protect Service Members from Abusive/Corrupt Commanders and Wrongful Discharge

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Harrison Celentano started this petition to Senator Bernie Sanders and

The US military's discharge process is flawed. Commanders are legally able to discharge soldiers who otherwise do not deserve that punishment. I have personally experienced this as I have been an exemplary soldier in the Army for 3 years. The investigation done was not complete and information was omitted. I was discharged after whistleblowing about the toxic command climate. There is a ridiculous amount of discharges that should not have happened. Commanders are negligent in their review of cases coming to them and disregard all mitigating information

Commanders should not have that kind of power without any sort of check and balance in place. As of currently there is nothing stopping commanders from discharging good soldiers solely for personal gain or protection.

Cases are not being treated objectively by commanders who are abusing this power.

Not only is this causing stress and anguish to service members but it is costing the government money and is degrading our military strength. These commanders are basically wasting government funds and doing more damage to our military than any enemy force.

The solution lies in having these cases be seen and decided by an outside source.

No the "Discharge Review Board" does not solve or justify the actions of abusive and negligent commanders. If anything, the existence of the DRB is evidence that commanders are not fit to carry out discharges. The process of the DRB should be implemented as the discharge is occurring to prevent abuse of power and losses to both the government and the service member.

If you or anyone you know has experienced a wrongful discharge due to a negligent command team or investigator please speak up so we can bring justice to the individuals involved.

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