Here is a link to Yahoo News coverage of Colonel Don Christensen’s decision to retire rather than take a spot on the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. Say what you want about whether the Air Force is punishing Christensen for his comments about the Mil Jus system (and I know there has been much said in comments), but the overwhelming message isn’t a positive one about the image of AFCCA. Good luck Col C in his new role at Protect Our Defenders, because word is he will need it if he is interested in changing the perception of that organization.
Here is Navy Times’ interview with the NCIS Director, Andrew Traver, on the organization’s priorities after his first year at the helm.
Here is Marine Corps Times coverage of the death of a Marine Corps sniper reduced at NJP over urination videos. Sgt Robert Richards was reduced to Corporal at NJP over his role in the videos, report here. He was subsequently given a medical discharge for combat related injuries. The Marine Corps Times report says that his death was due to “drug toxicity” related to prescription drugs prescribed for pain that stemmed from his combat injuries.
Military Times reports here on VA benefits for victims of sexual assault:
The Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday it is expanding eligibility for veterans to access mental health treatment at VA hospitals or clinics if they were victims of rape, sexual assault or harassment while serving in the military.