Should this be a big deal or not?
Although many readers of this blog might reasonably believe that it is impossible for active-duty military servicemembers, veterans and military dependants to bring legal claims against the federal government for personal injuries suffered through the negligent acts or omissions of government actors, that is not true.
The following narrative provides both a summary review of an ongoing sexual assault case with an Air Force Academy nexus and -- in a larger sense -- an overview of some of the predominant problems and issues that can feature in a sex-based criminal case.
The quick and unambiguous answer to the above-posed headline question is that, yes, an administrative separation from the military can be accompanied by myriad adverse consequences for a servicemember.
Some readers of our blog might reasonably think that military and civilian law never intersect, that is, that there is never any interplay between the treatment accorded a servicemember under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the civilian court system.