Join the military, defend our country, it’s people, it’s constitution and follow the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the law of the military.
When a person signs that paper, stands and pledges, give the oath, they are part of the military. A military based on volunteers, not forced, not required, volunteers making a choice of their own FREE will to defend our country and at the same time, agreeing to follow the UCMJ or be punished accordingly.
Two Navy personnel have now disrespected and ignored the oath they willingly made when joining the military. They have chosen to dishonor, disrespect and disgrace the United States of America, and to go against their oath, their promise. Young, naïve or old and wise, it does not matter, these two Navy personnel broke their oath, they broke military law.
Why did they enlist? Was it in their hearts to defend the United States, the constitution, and it’s people? Or was just for the college money? In either case, these two Navy personnel agreed to follow the UCMJ. They did not follow the rules, “the law” of the military.
As with any “job” there are rules listed in the employee handbook you must follow. If you choose to ignore the rules and requirements of your employer, an employer you choose to work for, you can be fired. Are you allowed to bring your politics into the work place? Stage a protest? No you are not. If you do, you have placed yourself at the mercy of your employer, you must/should stand up for your choice and take whatever punishment is dealt to you.
Ms. Ervin, you broke a promise, your oath, you broke the trust that was bestowed upon you and you broke military law (UCMJ). It is only right you loose your security clearance and any privileges the military has afforded you. Do not dare to whine and cry because you lost your security clearance, it is your fault. Be an adult and own what you did. You are smart enough to know what you did and the consequences that may result, do not continue to play for public support from those that do not understand or know what it is like to be put in the position you were placed in as an Intelligent Specialist.
If you cannot be trusted to obey military law, how can you be trusted with military secrets? How can you be trusted to not follow protocols or orders if you don’t like them or if you disagree with them.
Ms. Ervin, you are not fit for duty, you are a disgrace to your uniform.
Ms. Ervin, you and the other sailor who refused to stand for the flag or anthem, need to be dishonorably discharged, immediately. I am disgusted you represent our United States Navy.
The uniform you wear and the military branch you are part of, is not an appropriate platform for your protests.