#USCG Abuse of power towards Reserves! Top officials respond “it’s complicated”

#USCG Abuse of power towards Reserves! Top officials respond “it’s complicated”

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USCG Reserves started this petition to Senator Lindsey Graham and

The USCG changed the reserve program from Augmentation to Mobilization. The difference is they now  pass the travel expenses to Reserve’s.  

You are aware of the past government shutdown and financial hardships USCG active duty members experience when told by the government they will not be receiving their earned pay. American people were also outraged and rallied to help families make it through the shutdown. It worked and members did receive their well-earned pay.

The government shutdown example as a lead into a very similar financial crisis.

USCG reserve members have been experiencing shutdowns for eleven years by incurring life altering travel expenses to serve. 

Reservists are being assigned orders hundreds to thousands of miles away using the new mobilization program, some flying coast to coast at their “own expense"!

Yes, the reserves pay to travel to their weekend drill station with no reimbursement. These costs are much much more than what they are receiving for their earned drill pay, so members are working for no pay.

If members cannot afford to pay for the travel, they are forced to go IRR, get out or retire if eligible. At the same time the leaders pushing this on the reserves don’t have to pay for their travel. 

They designed this unethical waiver for members to sign in order to cover their lawyered-up end and hide behind. 

“I, (rank and name) on (date), understand the Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD) policy stipulated in COMDTINST M1001.28 (series), and will voluntarily accept orders beyond RCD 100+ Miles” 

This is an abuse of power, Psychological abuse, financial abuse,Discriminatory abuse and Organizational abuse at its worse! 

Why would someone join the reserves knowing this could happen to them? Well current members see this happening and in return have no motivation to stay in or advance. 

Reservists are proud to serve and accept orders anywhere.  They are tired of the lack of funding excuses, it’s complicated or it’s a voluntary service!  

It’s time for the discrimination to stop. Pay for the Reserves travel as you do for the Active duty members. 

Take care of our military members and stop punishing them financially for proudly serving America. #PayUscgReserves #uscg #coastguard #discrimination #usa #military #commandant #Changing #

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