MIL Soldiers and protests.

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  1. KilgoreTrout19D

    KilgoreTrout19D New Member

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    Ninja plz.
    I've also posted this in On-Topic, but I feel this is only a issue that military people can relate to.

    With the current protests on the illegal imigrant issue, there are quite a few immigrants or those seeking citizenship; that are serving in our Military. Now I am all for supporting the rights given to people seeking to become citizens. Everyone should have a chance to become a citizen of our nation, if they choose so.

    As for anything else in regards to the current protest, I choose not to voice my opinion on the matter.

    One of my soldiers though, this past weekend, went to a protest here in Colorado Springs. He went in his uniform. Why? It is against the UCMJ to be active in any type of protest. He is hispanic and does not have his citizenship. I figure he would like to show pride to his fellow Mexicans and show that there is someone fighting for them. Maybe he felt that the uniform would stand as a sign.

    Will he be punished for his actions? I do not know at this time. Should he? That is the real question.
     
  2. Jeg1983

    Jeg1983 OT Supporter

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    Yes
     
  3. KilgoreTrout19D

    KilgoreTrout19D New Member

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    Fair and impartial, so says the NCO Creed.

    Quite frankly, I think he should get in trouble. He was a idiot for trying to impress people with wearing his uniform. Not to mention he spoke to the media. Showing cockiness in regards to, "Not worried about getting in trouble." His issue with being punished and being a Hispanic are totally off topic of these protests and can not be viewed as a issue of race.
     
  4. darnit

    darnit New Member

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    Yes, He should be punished.
    We have rules, and he should have asked about the uniform thing from PAO. At that point they would have told him no, he could not.
    DOD 1334.1 section 3.1.3
    "Because I highly doubt he was authorized to wear it in this protest"
     
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    galek_spoo New Member

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    that is exactly why its against UCMJ. you don't go to a protest in uniform they'll think of you as some kind of representative of the military. he should be punished as far as legal can take it.
     
  6. Insdav3

    Insdav3 Guest

    UCMJ doesn't apply when not at drill :mamoru:
     
  7. KilgoreTrout19D

    KilgoreTrout19D New Member

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    My foot in his butt?
     
  8. KilgoreTrout19D

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    oh man, training time
     
  10. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    I'm a non-citizen in the United States Marine Corps. I've waited 5 years, after another 4 years, to get my citizenship via the standard and fair way while also waiting on my expedited process for citizenship because of military.

    If it was an mob of asians protesting, I would not have joined in. In my opinion he fucked up and should be punished.
     
  11. KilgoreTrout19D

    KilgoreTrout19D New Member

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    Yeah... I don't know what military you are in. But reverve/guard...drill or no drill, you are still a soldier. UCMJ always applies. Look it up.
     
  12. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Insdav3 was joking guys... right Insdav3?
     
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    Yes, I think he should be punished for violation of the UCMJ.
     

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