There’s an update in the Aaron Allmon case. Before Sgt. Allmon’s trial, the maximum penalty was reduced to 15 years in prison from 130 years because it military judge recognized this as abusive charging. The trial happened, and Sgt. Allmon will have to spend 30 days in jail and be reduced in rank to Staff Sgt. He was acquitted of allmost all of the original charges. Still the punishment that Sgt. Allmon received is absurd since he didn’t really do anything.
It turns out this is part of a larger pattern of how the military is treating our men in uniform suffering from PTSD and other combat related mental illnesses. The military has been using the excuse of the actions of servicemen suffering from PTSD to prosecute, punish, and discharge them from the service rather than treat them. So far the military has only been able to discharge servicemen suffering from PTSD who act out enough. Given the existence of the false sexual harassment industry, the military now can use it against servicemen suffering from PTSD like Sgt. Allmon who don’t provice much of an excuse (or any excuse) for the military to discharge them. Sgt. Allmon is the first example we know about where false sexual harassment charges were used against a serviceman with PTSD, but it is likely that there will be many others.