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    Re: and another chief

    [QUOTE=WO1 Quinones;80767][B]Soldier sentenced for refusing to deploy[/B]

    The Associated Press
    Posted : Friday Mar 27, 2009 12:22:14 EDT
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A soldier from Fort Wainwright has been sentenced to nearly six months in a military prison for his refusal to go to Iraq.
    Chief Warrant Officer Adisa “A.J.” Aiyetoro, 36, says he suffers from tuberculosis and severe back pain that prevents him from wearing body armor.
    Aiyetoro is a 19-year Army veteran with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry.
    He was classified as non-deployable last August, but two subsequent exams deemed him fit for deployment.
    Aiyetoro, however, twice refused to board Army aircraft headed to the Mideast, prompting a court-martial and his conviction.
    The Army says the court-martial of a soldier who engages in misconduct is “an important and necessary aspect of maintaining good order and discipline.”[/QUOTE]

    19 year veteran and they still sent him to prison? thats cruel. they need to look at the 19 years of service, not just the contract. and was he still on contract? did he keep enlisting? or can the military summon you even after you have served your 8 year commitment?