My son was talking about the costs of education and training in high school. He mentioned his brother, a Navy SEAL, several years ago. The cost of training him to be a Navy SEAL was approximately $1,000,000. One his classmates said: “You’re parents spent a million dollars on your brother?”.
We didn’t, of course. The government paid for his training and, when he reenlisted overseas with a substantial bonus, his training, education, and bonuses totaled, well, let’s say a lot of money. If my son was still on active duty and he refused a vaccine that he didn’t want and didn’t need, he’d be subject not just to involuntary discharge, but apparently to paying back the feds for his training, education, and bonuses.
On the order of the Commander-in-Chief, the Pentagon has threatened Navy personnel with their discharge as well as a severe monetary penalty. Under “Disposition of Authority” section 7a and b.
The CCDA might seek to recover bonuses and special incentive pay, along with the training costs and education expenses for service members that refused the vaccine.
My son may have been able to see the difference in SEAL men since then, although I don’t believe so. While I’m guessing, I believe that a significant number of SEALs serving in active duty with combat service aren’t vaccinated. It’s possible that there are a substantial number who are now faced with the prospect of either getting jabbed with a COVID vaccine, or being involuntarily discharged and handed a bill for over a million dollars.
It is not possible to prevent COVID from happening, and neither will anyone else. Also, we know that servicemen who have suffered from COVID have strong natural immunity that includes active T- and B-cell memory. This would allow them to reactivate in the event of a new outbreak. A statistical analysis shows that a COVID-infected SEAL aged 30, who is extremely fit, faces a low chance of death or being admitted to hospital. That doesn’t matter to the Biden administration. The government can ruin your life if you take the vaccine.
My son served with a bunch of hard men who followed orders but they, as a group, didn’t take kindly to nonsense, or orders that made little to no sense. Because he was seeing a shifting command structure, my son decided to leave years ago. If he still served, he’d be left with a choice — and I am not sure which choice he would make.
We now have a Pentagon that is giving an ultimatum to service personnel by pointing a gun at them with a financial gun. “Had COVID already? So what, take the vaccine or we will ruin your life.”