I'm Disappointed. As a young child growing up in America, I grew up on the legends of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. I wanted to be an astronaut. I took my AFOQT, qualified to be an officer and a pilot. Then I come across Captain Fetterman of the Lackland Air Force Base who used his position to impede a person of colour from reaching his goal of working with NASA to the great American goal of putting a man on Mars. He had an issue with me choosing to be an officer and being intelligent. He thought I was above my place and also took issue that my father was an immigrant (he's a citizen now). This is not the Air Force I've cared about and not something shared by the many people that I have met along the way who acted so honourably to all races. However, with a dead mother who wanted to see her son become an officer and help America's space program, I wonder if I really know how much my branch cared about me if it can so callously throw me aside. Today, I saw a man with a NASA shirt and I thought, there are people with dreams but more than they they have hope. I have hope as well. If anyone knows of a way to find a federal lawyer to fight this injustice and violation of my rights to equal protection from a system that just says, "No, we just have an issue with bisexual intelligent men of colour amounting to more than what they started out as"
Posted >1 y ago
Don’t take this as me being an asshole, but I think what you should do is look into what appeals you’re authorized. If you’re no longer a SM, that shouldn’t stop the dream, but should only fire it up more. I also think you left some of this out. You talk about a dream, how someone took it, and mention at the end you’re Bi. I DGAF about your sexuality now anymore than I did with Joes when DADT was in effect. But there HAS to be a paper trail, some means of accountability than what you’re telling us here, and without that important part, there is nothing anymore can do for you. Either lay it all out, or don’t mention it. We’re just throwing shit out hoping something sticks. You imply you were forced out. What discharge, RE code, what were you counseled on prior to discharge, and where was your NCO support?
There is a lot about this that doesn't make sense. One person alone can not get you thrown out of any service, there are boards and paperwork. Also, if you contacted EO then there would be an investigation or some kind of paper trail. SO much about this is being left out...
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