29 Apr '16, 3pm

Green Beret who hit admitted Afghan child rapist will stay in the Army

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland. Courtesy of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter Related Stories about Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland WASHINGTON – Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret once selected for involuntary separation from the service after he struck an Afghan police commander who had admitted to raping a child, will remain in uniform. An Army board on Wednesday determined Martland’s military personnel file contained an “error or injustice,” an Army spokesman said Friday morning. Removing that error from his record means Martland, 33, will continue to serve at least through the end of his enlistment. The Army initially selected Martland, a recipient of the Bronze Star with “V” device for valor, to leave the service by November 2015 through the Qualitative Management Program, a method used to determine which noncommissioned officers would be part of the Army’s fo...

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