This past week’s Marine Corps Times has an article following up on the Foster case. Gidget Fuentes, The Waiting Game, Marine Corps Times, May 25, 2009, at 26. (Some of our previous discussions of the Foster case are here, here, and here.) Unfortunately, I can’t find the article online for non-Marine Corps/Air Force/Navy/Army Times subscribers.
The article indicates that the Commanding General of the 1st Marine Logistics Group has decided against any further court-martial of Sgt Brian W. Foster, whose convictions were overturned by NMCCA in February. United States v. Foster, No. NMCCA 200101955 (N-M. Ct. Crim. App. Feb. 17, 2009).
And the article sets out Sgt Foster’s frustrating experiences trying to get the pay and allowances to which he is entitled. For example, DFAS has paid him as a private — rather than a sergeant — since his release from the USDB. On the positive side of the ledger, the article quotes Sgt Foster indicating that his current command — Marine Corps Mobilization Command in Kansas City — has been helpful to him in trying to resolve his pay and status issues. (DISCLAIMER: As many of you know, in my Reserve capacity, I belong to Marine Corps Mobilization Command.)