You would not believe how much influence or power a first sergeant has over a soldier’s life in the Army. You are a piece of property in the military and a first sergeant can make your life miserable or they can be the best thing next to ice cream. They also wield enough influence or power to change a medical doctor’s treatment of a soldier’s injury or illness.
Think of General Patton slapping a soldier who suffered from PTSD during WWII. That is how it is in the military and I think that is just too much power for one person to have. I believe our civilian legal system is fair and just and should decide cases involving sexual assaults.
Sen. (Deb) Fischer, it’s hard enough admitting you are wrong to someone, but it’s unimaginable talking to a stranger about a sexual assault and trying not to blame yourself for what just happened. It’s your word against theirs and it changes your life forever. Sen. Fischer, I hope you take this decision out of the hands of our military.
- By Todd Long
403 E. Division
- Mar 24, 2017