UNBELIEVABLE SENTENCE in the case of Major Kit Martin. Sentence – Dishonorable discharge/Dismissal, no retirement, and three months confinement in Leavenworth.
MAJ Martin survived serious false allegations of sexual abuse, and many of us rejoiced to hear that he wouldn’t be imprisoned for decades of his life and would not have to wrongfully register as a sex offender. However, the prosecution still managed to get Martin convicted on lesser charges of mishandling classified information and simple assault. These minor charges normally result in light sentence. Unfortunately, yet another horrific INJUSTICE was done to Martin when he was sentenced to a Dishonorable Discharge. This type of discharge is normally handed down for what the military considers to be the most reprehensible felons, such as convicted murderers and rapists. To clarify, Dishonorable Discharged service members are not entitled to retirement benefits and typically lose all medical benefits. They cannot vote nor own a firearm. They cannot even buried in a military cemetery. Despite serving our country for nearly 30 years, MAJ Martin will be denied not only the veteran benefits he’s truly earned, but also rights enjoyed by everyday citizens.
Although we still rejoice that Martin will soon be returned to his family in a few months, the long term effects of a Dishonorable Discharge—if left unchanged—will seriously affect Martin and his family for the rest of their lives. We will appeal and fight this terrible injustice together.
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