March 2016

Soldiers Have Rights – By Doug O’Connell

Hundreds if not thousands of current and former Army National Guard soldiers are finding themselves ensnared in a highly controversial dragnet related to the defunct Guard Recruiting Assistance Program.

The soldiers are G-RAP recruiting assistants who are either under investigation by active-duty agents of the Army Criminal Investigation Division or, worse, facing criminal prosecution or a civil fraud lawsuit in federal court.

Leaders nationwide have raised concerns about the conduct of the Army’s G-RAP investigation, especially as it relates to RAs. They see an overzealous Army CID task force basing allegations on technical violations of G-RAP rules that changed numerous times during the program’s seven-year run.

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