12.04.15

MLive: Sen. Gary Peters applauds Army review of soldiers' mental health-related dismissals

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Gary Peters is praising the Army's decision to conduct an investigation into allegations that thousands of soldiers were wrongfully dismissed for misconduct after returning from deployment with mental health disorders.

Peters (D-MI) said Friday he is concerned the Army may have unfairly discharged soldiers suffering from "the invisible wounds of war."

The Army's announcement follows an October report by National Public Radio and Colorado Public Radio that revealed the Army has dismissed 22,000 soldiers since 2009 for misconduct after they returned from deployment and were diagnosed with mental health disorders.


By:  Angie Jackson
Source: MLive