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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Saturday, April 17, 2021

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With a well publicized trial behind him, a recent ruling will not allow Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward Gallagher to retire as a Chief, however, he will be allowed to retired as a petty officer first class.  Convicted of posing for a photo with a dead enemy combatant, Gallagher was cleared of charges including premeditated murder and obstruction of justice among other charges. The estimated value of his pension is $1.5 million vs. the $654,000 he would have earned had his demotion to an E-1 not changed.

Source:  https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/10/29/cno-wont-let-convicted-seal-retire-as-chief/

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