Posted on Aug 1, 2019
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Asking for a friend....literally
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SPC Joshua Blotzer
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Sure. It's called divorce.
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SP6 Greg Miech - I think it depends on the state divorce occurred in.
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MSgt Gilbert Jones
MSgt Gilbert Jones
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SP6 Greg Miech - At this point wives are normally entitled to 50% if they were married for 20 years prior to retirement. When my first wife and I divorced she received 46% of my retirement because I had already been in the service two years prior to our marriage. I guess it depends on the circumstances for the divorce. A judge cann't award more then 50%, but he could award less. I have read several articles recently where they are trying to change awarding 50%.
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SSgt Michael Bowen
SSgt Michael Bowen
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MSgt Paul Connors - OK that was both true and funny
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SGT Frances Richardson
SGT Frances Richardson
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SSG (Join to see) - You sound bitter, foolish and irresponsible. How is taking care of a child you helped created considered "punishment"? What kind of sense does that even make.
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CSM Darieus ZaGara
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No. The military has no legal authority over spouses. Thank you for your service.
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SPC Michael Head
SPC Michael Head
4 mo
We had a scumbag at my unit who was humping a deployed airman's wife who surprisingly enough got pissed off when he found her with yet another man. He ended up pulling a dumb when he walked in and got himself kicked out of the Army and she kept humping anything with a bulge in their pants.
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MSgt Daniel Day
MSgt Daniel Day
4 mo
unless they commit a crime on the military station. ie theft from the BX/PX
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SSG Bob Teachout
SSG Bob Teachout
3 mo
If they are in an overseas command - the CDR can send back to CONUS
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SP6 Greg Miech
SP6 Greg Miech
1 mo
Military does have some privilege's from a spouse that can be revoked. With General's wife there are obligations especially overseas.
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Capt Daniel Goodman
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I'm not trying to be facile here, please understand that...I'd honestly go the chaplains on the installation, and ask for their help to deal with it...first, because that sort of thing is one of their principal functions...second, because I've observed that clerics, generally, often are quite accustomed to dealing with such problems resembling social work...and third, because clerics, also, quite often, seemingly have a rather unusual facility of being able to get attention and/or open doors to fix problems, esp. if they go higher, to their own superiors, if encountering problems along the way...as I'd said, those thoughts were obv not intended to be either facile, or simplistic, certainly, merely observations I'd thought might possibly be useful, if nothing else, honest....
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SGT Chester Beedle
SGT Chester Beedle
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SSG Jimmy Cernich - IG. Push it to the Brigade Commander if you mean the LTC battalion commander, or to division if you mean the COL brigade commander.
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MSgt Van Dent
MSgt Van Dent
3 mo
As someone who was in the Chaplain Service for over 20 years I totally agree, Chaplains are trained in marriage counseling and also have the Commanders ear when he needs to make a suggestion. Also remember, they have confidentiality but in today's environment make sure you explicitly ask for it if you want it to stay between the 2 of you.
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MSgt Paul Connors
MSgt Paul Connors
1 mo
Unrelated to a spouse committing adultery: I had a Chaplain Lt Col and a Wing JAG Lt Col go to bat for me and helped save my career about 8 years into my USAF service after transitioning from the Army. I had a PAO officer, a jerk of a Major attempt to deny me re-enlistment simply because he and I couldn't get along and he felt that he could give taskings to the Wing Historian. The two officers I mentioned went to the Wing King and convinced him that I was worth allowing to stay.

I met more than few agenda driven JAGs in my day, but this one was a good man, and the Chaplain Lt Col, a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor took the time to understand what had happened, knew the PAO had issues in his own shop with retention and he and the JAG tried to make things right.

They succeeded and I was allowed to re-enlist and eventually made it to retirement. IMHO, military chaplains are even more selfless than those in the civilian world and really do try to do what's best for the individual service member.
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CPT Wayne Price
CPT Wayne Price
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I agree the first step should be to visit the Chaplain or cleric of your choice in the community. See if the marriage can be saved before bailing out. If it cannot be saved at least you tried. CPT Wayne R. Price
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