06 Aug '18, 8pm

Wounded Warriors Won't Be Separated Under DoD's Non-Deployable Policy

Wounded Warriors Won't Be Separated Under DoD's Non-Deployable Policy

This article by Jeff Schogol originally appeared on Task & Purpose , a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues The Pentagon has finally exempted wounded warriors from its non-deployable policy, nearly six months after Defense Secretary Mattis announced that troops wounded in combat would not be separated for being unable to deploy. Published on Tuesday, the Defense Department policy includes a provision specifically for combat-wounded troops that clearly states they will not be separated if they are unable to deploy for 12 consecutive months or longer. "These are service members whose injuries were the result of hostile action, meet the criteria for awarding of the Purple Heart, and whose injuries were not the result of their own misconduct," the policy says. Now that it is in writing, the policy reflects Mattis' guidance from Februar...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/08/06/wounded-wa...

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