One would hope that all conviction and sentencing decisions coming out of court-martial proceedings would be fair ones.
It is a fair bet to say that few military members looking for an easy way out of their service obligations following enlistment choose to apply for discharge as a conscientious objector.
Imagine this obviously frightening and even harrowing scenario: While perusing your DD Form 214 and other discharge-related documents following termination of your military service and while readying your resume for civilian employment, you find one or more material errors that convey adverse personal information.
Each of the military branches periodically releases public information regarding military offenses and the resulting disciplinary action taken by authorities in response to them.
The long and winding saga in the strange case of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to unfold more than a handful-plus of years after his disappearance from a duty station in Afghanistan and subsequent capture by members of the Taliban insurgent group.