Army general denies request by officer pardoned by Trump to have his Special Forces tab reinstated

By | January 9, 2020

The Washington Post reports:

An Army general has denied a request by an officer pardoned in an open murder case by President Trump to have his Special Forces tab reinstated, setting up a potential flashpoint with the commander in chief.

The decoration for retired Army Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was denied Dec. 3 by Lt. Gen. Francis M. Beaudette, the commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the Army disclosed Thursday.

The service said in statement that it will next have an administrative panel consider whether it should reinstate the Special Forces Tab and a Distinguished Service Cross – the military’s second-highest valor award – and expunge a letter of reprimand Golsteyn received in connection with his case. [Continue reading…]

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