We have posted before about Presidential Pardons and military persons (mostly former) getting one.
Today, President Biden pardoned one servicemember convicted at court-martial.
What is interesting is he served on active duty after his conviction. Some of us remember when there was a Return-to-Duty program that was used and mostly worked.
Vincente Ray Flores-Air Force-Reduction in rank to grade E-3 (as amended); forfeiture of $700 pay per month for four months; confinement for four months, suspended for participation in the Air Force Return to Duty Program (May 16, 2008) Wrongfully using 3,4 methylenedioxymethmaphetamine; underage drinking.
CNN reports that
Vincente Ray Flores was court martialed when he was around 19 for consuming ecstasy and alcohol while serving in the military. After being sentenced to four months confinement, he participated in a return-to-duty program and remains on active duty, earning various honors from the military.
Despite what the military mentality on this topic, people are not sum of their mistakes.
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