Mr. Lakin update

November 21, 2011

The Terry Lakin action fund is reporting that Mr. Lakin’s dismissal has been approved and ordered executed.

If correct he is now Mr. Lakin.  Unlike a retiree who retains her commission, or an honorably discharged officer who may use the honorific, one who is dismissed by court-martial loses the privileges of rank, including being addressed by her rank. 

Query, if he continues to refer to himself as a lieutenant colonel, and gains money from the use of the title, does he violate the Stolen Valor Act?  The current act is before the Supreme Court in United States v. Alvarez, No. 11-210.  I’ve linked to SCOTUSBlog so you can read all the materials if desired.  But the Congress has before it the Stolen Valor Act of 2011.

Whoever, with intent to obtain anything of value, knowingly makes a misrepresentation regarding his or her military service . . .

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1 suedb 11.21.11 at 12:28

It is about time.

Wouldn’t using the rank be Impersonating an Officer of the US? Could it be fraud?

2 Relity Check 11.22.11 at 09:36

I checked the cover of Lakin’s new book, Officer’s Oath, (irony much?) and Lakin is pictured in uniform and is referred to as “LTC Lakin”.
http://www.officersoath.com/

3 Reality Check 11.22.11 at 09:37

I checked the cover of Lakin’s new book, Officer’s Oath, (irony much?) and Lakin is pictured in uniform and is referred to as “LTC Lakin”.
http://www.officersoath.com/

4 Reality Check 11.22.11 at 11:09

Please delete the dupe. My cache remembered a misspelling from months ago! How is that for deflecting blame?

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