A public-affairs sergeant must leave the U.S. Army by Aug. 1 after losing his appeal in a dispute over the disclosure of the name of a Navy SEAL unit assigned to kill Usama bin Laden, the Washington Times reported.
The Army Board for Correction of Military Records rejected the appeal of Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, who said he was “floored” by the decision, the Times reported.
“(T)he Army is getting this one wrong,” Branch wrote Wednesday in an email to the board.
Ironically, Branch’s transgression was mentioning the unit’s name in an internal military memo through which the staff sergeant was trying to prevent the unit’s name from being disclosed in an industry newsletter, the report said.