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Alexis Hutchinson, Army Mom Arrested for Refusing to Deploy, Says There's No One to Care for Baby
I am not sure what to say about this. This is wrong, on so many levels.
Hutchinson of Oakland, Calif., was scheduled to deploy from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah on Nov. 5. She skipped her unit's flight, saying the only relative she had to take care of her 10-month-old son - her mother - was overwhelmed by the task and backed out a few days before Hutchinson's departure date." (military.com)
The Military, I think should not prosecute this woman.
This is a comment, I have found on the blog.
I was stationed with Hutchison at Savannah's Hunter Army AirField in GA. I think she's right with what she's doing the command at Hunter dont care about there personnel. I myself know first hand. I was discharged for tattoo's that I already had when I entered the Army I served for 3 years and one day New command pretty much said I was no longer good enough to serve because of my tattoo's. I did a tour for 15 months in Iraq and my tattoo's were never a problem. I guess what im trying to say is the military can be really unfair and I think thats what there doing to Hutch treating her unfair. I hope after all is said and done the command at Hunter really takes a look at its leaders and re-thinks there approach the next time something like this happens instead of threatening there personnel with jail or foster care for there children.
Last edited by RyrineaHaruno; 01-20-10 at 11:25 AM.
Level 1 would be mommy. She should have figured out where to put her kid when she deployed. She joined the Army, she got knocked up, she had 10 whole months to figure it out. Personally, what mother, knowing that she may have to deploy, wouldn't find a place to put her kid? Either she has the parental skills of an alley cat, or she was trying to sham out of deploying. Either way she's a pice of **** and needs to be punished. Personally, I don't think she deserves to keep her kid, if this is the best welfare she can provide.
Level 2 would be her unit commander, who should have made damn sure that mommy had a place for her kid to stay when she deployed.
She broke the rules and didn't perform her job in a proper manner. She deserves what she gets and her unit commander should be disciplined for not doing his/her job, as well.
There's no excuse for any of this.
She did find a place to put her kid, but they backed out a few days before her deployment.Hutchinson of Oakland, Calif., was scheduled to deploy from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah on Nov. 5. She skipped her unit's flight, saying the only relative she had to take care of her 10-month-old son - her mother - was overwhelmed by the task and backed out a few days before Hutchinson's departure date." (military.com)
Level 2, I agree that the level commander should be disciplined.