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Old 10-03-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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My bad. I was thinking of the Ranger Regiment. Just did not pay attention to what I was reading.

West Point cadets do not attend Ranger School, though.
In my time ROTC Cadets could go to Ranger School instead of the ROTC Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis. The problem would be which unit would send him. A National Guard unit he was a Cadet serving in or one of the Academies public or private were about the only options
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-...under-uniform/

My initial response was to discharge him and make him pay for his West Point education.

However, maybe he just wants to get out of repaying his service obligation. Perhaps it would be better to just reduce him in rank to private, send him to the most miserable duty station possible, and keep him there until his time is up. Give him no responsibilities any greater than cleaning toilets.

By no means should he be sent to a war zone. He might get someone else killed.


You don't think you're over-reacting a little? Going through a totally average, typical pro-Communist phase in early adulthood says nothing at all about what kind of soldier he'd be. Being a Communist never got anyone killed -- unless maybe the KKK had you lynched because they thought you were a Communist.
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:08 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Young kid, maybe it was just a joke gone bad? Hard to say, but I don't think it will work out well for him. Kids do dumb stuff and he probably thought he was being funny.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Young kid, maybe it was just a joke gone bad? Hard to say, but I don't think it will work out well for him. Kids do dumb stuff and he probably thought he was being funny.
Graduated from High School and joined the Army, was selected and accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, for four years and was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army. The U.S. Tax payer paid for his four years of college.

Are you understanding any of the above?

A "joke gone bad?"
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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Absolutely!!!! My first concern is the fact that he is clearly stupid as the day is long.
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:00 PM
 
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While I support his right to free speech, that right is limited while he on active duty. Some free speech limits can be found under Article 88 of the UCMJ. At best this person has demonstrated conduct unbecoming of an officer. I say court-martial, take his commission, expel him from the service.
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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While I support his right to free speech, that right is limited while he on active duty. Some free speech limits can be found under Article 88 of the UCMJ. At best this person has demonstrated conduct unbecoming of an officer. I say court-martial, take his commission, expel him from the service.
seems unfair to the taxpayer who financed his West Point education
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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Graduated from High School and joined the Army, was selected and accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, for four years and was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army. The U.S. Tax payer paid for his four years of college.

Are you understanding any of the above?

A "joke gone bad?"
Some people will never get it.

Even though the point has repeatedly been made on this thread that this guy violated article 88 of the UCMJ, and that such antics have no place in our military with its own set of rules and codes, people continue to ignore this to suit their own agendas.

Sometimes I wonder what's the use of the internet and readily available facts when people can conveniently ignore them and continue to preach what they believe.

The military is about discipline and order, and rules to be followed and respected. It doesn't need the free speech and narcissism that so pervades every aspect of civilian life.
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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seems unfair to the taxpayer who financed his West Point education
Which is why he should be presented with a bill for said education.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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He should be sent to fort polk, La.
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