Should those convicted be dropped from the "Rolls". This can only be done after all appeals are completed.Robert Gilbeau is in a heap of legal trouble. In June, he became the first active-duty Navy admiral in modern history to be convicted of a felony. Next month, he faces sentencing and could land in federal prison for up to five years.
Military personnel found guilty of serious misconduct are usually demoted and forced to retire. Because pension values are based on rank, losing a star or a stripe leads to a partial reduction in retirement income.
David P. Sheldon, a defense attorney from Washington, said there are few guidelines for when the penalty should be imposed. He once represented a Marine major who was dropped from the rolls for a comparatively mild crime: concealing financial transactions.
This would result in their loss of pension and all benefits.
The Navy is still investigating hundreds more than 200 personnel including 8 Admirals.
Should those of flag rank receive a harsher penalty, as they may have also undermined any complaints made against Fat Leonard and his overfilling.
Previous news reports stated that earlier complaints- investigations went no where fast. That only happens with pressure and influence from much higher.