Posted on Jan 22, 2021
Cpl Vic Burk
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I was talking to a buddy from long ago. He was stationed at Ft. Leavenworth and he was telling me that there were some officers that were there serving time for various things and it got me to thinking about this question. We know that enlisted can get busted and lose a stripe but what about an officer. Can say a Captain get reduced in rank to a First Lieutenant?
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Maj John Bell
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I've heard of it, but I've also heard of Bigfoot, Alien Abductions, and 15ft Alligators in the NYC sewers.
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MSgt Electrical Power Production
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Now that’s funny!
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LTC Jason Mackay
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They don't get reduced. If they violate the UCMJ, have sub standard performance, or commit misconduct that an enlisted man would face NJP over they can be eliminated from service or face courts martial for the specific charge or Art 133 Conduct Unbecoming. Art 133 usually means dismissal. If you do not retire, you lose your commission. No IRR. AR 600-8-24.

Lesser offenses usually end with a GOMOR, which will eventually result in separation due to non-promote.


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CPT Platoon Trainer
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The former BG Sinclair did get demoted before he was separated. That is the only case that I know of but it does happen.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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CPT (Join to see) that was grade determination for the retirement at the last grade he successfully served in.
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CPT Catherine R.
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A CPT who gets demoted is going to be shown the door at the same time. They won't be serving at a lower grade.
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