This Article discusses two important facets of Military Regulation and veterans law. First, this Article explores how the Uniform Code of Military Justice treats veterans accused of committing self-injury. Thus, there is a prohibition on , including criminal prosecution of, attempted suicide, which this Article argues exacerbates the issues which many of our brave servicemen and women face upon returning home from combat, often carrying the burden of mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Second, this Article delves into Air Force Regulations, which prohibits termination, without cause, once an officer reaches the rank of Major and has served at least fourteen years. Despite this codified prohibition, the Air Force has been terminating these individuals, without cause, and denying them their accrued retirement benefits. This Article argues that this practice is at best prohibited by Military Regulation and at worst unconstitutional.
Rotunda, Kyndra Miller and Freilich, Ari
"Self-Inflicted Wounds: How Military Regulations Prejudice Service Members,"
University of Massachusetts Law Review: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.umassd.edu/umlr/vol9/iss2/8