Information Liberation reported that several unvaccinated former soldiers received letters from the Department of Defense (DoD). The correspondence exhorted military members "involuntary separated for refusal to receive" the COVID-19 injections to request for "a correction of their military records." The letter arose "as a result of the rescission of all current COVID-19 vaccination requirements."
Alongside the correction of military records, the letter also opened the possibility of the former military members returning to active duty. It urged them to contact their local recruiter for this purpose.
In August 2021, the Biden administration made COVID-19 injections compulsory for military members. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at the time that any service member refusing the COVID-19 injection would be kicked out – with more than 8,000 being discharged for noncompliance.
"Only 43 of the more than 8,000 U.S. service members who were discharged from the military for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have sought to rejoin, eight months after the vaccine mandate was officially repealed, according to data provided by the military branches," a report by CNN said.
Aside from the letter, a recruitment pamphlet also made the rounds on social media. The flyer explicitly stated that "the COVID-19 vaccine isn't required" for potential recruits. (Related: Getting COVID-19 vaccines is a risk potential recruits are not willing to take, says ex-serviceman.)
Chris Menahan of Information Liberation expressed a critical view of the letter, writing: "The Army is desperate to find cannon fodder for Israel's wars. I very much doubt these letters will convince anyone to rejoin. Firing those soldiers was a truly despicable act. The same cast of criminals now want to send our troops to die on behalf of a foreign power in a war the majority of Americans oppose."
According to InfoWars, the Army insisted that its dismissal of unvaccinated soldiers has no impact on military readiness.
"I can tell you: There are no operational impacts across the force for readiness," Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David Ottignon told lawmakers. "There's no one community that has signaled an instance where a [leader], an NCO [non-commissioned officer] or another enlisted Marine is not present because of that."
The Army rescinded its vaccine mandate in January, a year and five months after it was first announced. Nevertheless, it said it would continue "to promote and encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all personnel to ensure readiness, facilitate mission accomplishment and protect the force."
But according to recently retired Army Maj. Chase Spears, the military doing a complete 180 on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is mainly driven by its dismal recruiting numbers. He expounded on this claim in a Nov. 17 piece for the American Mind.
"One might be curious why the Army is doing an about-face on this now, given that its top official clearly has a different perspective from the policy change [they're] authorizing," he wrote. "Last month, the Army missed its fiscal year 2022 recruiting goals by 10,000 – the third consecutive year to have a significant shortfall."
Spears also called on the DoD to formally apologize to service members it unlawfully removed from the military.
"Though this policy reversal is a step toward sanity it is far from enough. As I have said before, senior Army officials should apologize for the COVID-related misconduct. Beyond that, they owe a deep reservoir of amends to subordinates whose trust was so casually broken," he stated.
"We must never allow totalitarians to persecute their fellow citizens in our nation's military ever again. A force that can so easily lose sight of its purpose is one that is rightly viewed through a skeptic's lens."
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Watch Scott Kesterson explain why the COVID-19 vaccine mandate was a ploy to dismiss soldiers who refused to obey illegal orders on this episode of "BardsFM" on Brighteon.TV from July 2022.
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