Punishments set for US troops who refuse vaccination


The US Army has threatened repercussions for soldiers who decline to receive Covid-19 vaccinations, saying that insubordinate troops will be barred from promotions, reenlistment, and a number of special military services.

Army personnel who refuse the jab, including reservists and Army National Guard troops, will now have their service records “flagged,” preventing them from receiving “favorable personnel actions” such as reenlistment bonuses, promotions to higher ranks, decorations and other awards, attending military academies, as well as tuition assistance with higher education, according to an official memo obtained by DefenseOne on Thursday.

“I authorize commanders to impose bars to continued service… for all soldiers who refuse the mandatory vaccine order without an approved exemption or pending exemption request,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth wrote in the document, dated November 16.

The soldier will remain flagged until they are fully vaccinated, receive an approved medical or administrative exemption, or are separated from the army.

Around 72% of the army’s active-duty, reserve and Guard troops have been fully vaccinated, according to Pentagon data cited by DefenseOne, while some 77% have received at least one dose. Though the majority of soldiers, sailors and airmen across all US military services are now immunized, some branches continue to see hold-outs, with nearly 8,500 Air Force personnel missing a vaccination deadline earlier this month as thousands seek religious exemptions.

The Marine Corps, meanwhile, announced on Thursday that it has no plans to immediately expel troops who miss a November 28 deadline. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, whose branch oversees the Marines, said unvaccinated devil dogs would be treated “in a very respectful manner” and evaluated on a “case-by-case basis” – despite a previous memo warning that uncooperative soldiers would be outright booted from the service.

The new army directive comes amid a battle between the Defense Department and the Oklahoma National Guard over the military-wide vaccine mandate. Earlier this week, the commander of the state’s Guard unit, Thomas Mancino, told his troops they would face “no negative administrative or legal action” if they refused the shot, prompting a terse response from the Pentagon, which insisted the mandate is a “lawful order.” Though Guard soldiers are largely under the control of state governments, the branch is still part of the broader national military apparatus and receives a significant amount of federal funding.


7 thoughts on “Punishments set for US troops who refuse vaccination

  1. Well there goes the old thank you for your service right down the drain into the septic tank over a shot. The VA medical has all but shut down over this crap so more will die from lack of treatment but do you think the government actually care, I sure as hell don’t !

    1. I cant work i want too!! I won’t get vaxxed!!!!! UNIONS ARE COMMUNIST MTHFCKERS!! NEVER MEANING TO SERVE THE PEOPLE!!!!!! ALLL FCKCG POLITICS BULLSHIT!!!!! GIVE ME MY FCKG RETIREMENT B*TCHES… it will be the bare minimum SO SUCK MY ASS!!! and well fck you!!!!!!!

    1. He certainly did say that and I for one will rejoice when that pos is at room temp! I’m and old man and have had plenty of time to learn to hate him more and more. To be honest over the years that list has grown to be quite large when it comes to the USSA traitors that have risen to the top just like the crap does in lead when you melt it to make bullets!

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  3. Live by and serve zog, die by zog. Don’t care about you if you willingly served them and are unapologetic for your crimes against the People and our Nation. Until you disavow your allegiance to zog and are actively making penance for these crimes, you’re still serving the enemy and you are my enemy. The reduction of your numbers is a gift as you are potentially subject to being weaponized again against US and freedom just as you were before.

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