To: Governor Kim Reynolds and The United States Senate
3 U.S. Senators broke Military Law, Resign from the Armed Forces Active Reserves NOW
ALL members of the United States (US) armed forces, regular or RESERVE, are prohibited from criticizing the president or bringing discredit upon the US or armed forces.
Why is this important?
From Stephen R. Jesionka, Master Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, (Retired)
People have a right to freedom of speech in America. But, military members do not have UNLIMITED free speech. They cannot criticize the US, the president, the government, or the armed forces, as this is against military law.
Of the 47 Republican, US senators who signed the recent letter to the Iranian government, three are currently serving as US military officers in the US armed forces reserves. By signing the letter to Iran, these three officers violated US military law. These three senators wear two hats: one of a US senator and one of a US military officer. But these are two different hats; one hat does NOT negate the other.
Military members take an oath several times during their careers, part of which is: “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same,……”
The US senators who are also active reserve military officers are:
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina - Colonel Graham belongs to the US Air Force active reserves.
Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa - Lieutenant Colonel Ernst belongs to the Iowa Army National Guard.
Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska - Lieutenant Colonel Sullivan belongs to the US Marine Corps Reserves.
The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) forms the basis of military law. Here is a list of the UCMJ Articles that the senators /officers violated:
Article 88 - “Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the president, vice president, congress, secretary of defense, secretary of a military department, secretary of transportation, or the governor or legislature of any state, territory, commonwealth, or possession where they are on duty or present shall be punished as a court martial may direct.”
Article 89 - “Disrespect towards a superior commissioned officer.” The president of the United States is the commander-in-chief of all US armed forces.
Article 133 - “Conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman or lady.”
Article 134 - “Any conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, disorder and neglect prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the armed forces.”
Since 1990, at least four flag or general grade (four star) US military officers have been required to retire from the military because of actions or comments made contrary to the policies of the US. Of these four generals, three were required to retire under a Republican president.
The three officers listed above are by far junior to a four star general.
These three officers have disrespected, humiliated, and embarrassed the United States, the president, and the US armed forces. They must resign their military commissions and retire from the military IMMEDIATELY.