The Army is inviting back members who were kicked out over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to letters shared by veterans online.
The letters come as the military has continued to meet its recruiting numbers since the introduction of the vaccine requirement that has since been ended.
"Army Scrambling to Get Back Soldiers It Kicked Out over Biden’s Military Vaccine Mandate"https://t.co/3XOtkWb0WX
— Tony Heller (@TonyClimate) November 19, 2023
"The letter comes after the Army quietly issued a memo formally rescinding its vaccine mandate — a year after House Republicans forced the Biden administration to rescind its policy," Breitbart News reported.
"The memo formally halted further discharges, sought to remove from soldiers’ records punitive actions due to the mandate, banned further punitive actions, and said servicemembers could get their general discharges upgraded to honorable charges and even pursue reentering service," it added.
Many have seen this letter. I just got mine. When I resigned from the Army, it was clear DoD was breaking the law (and senior leaders were likely engaged in treason).
Why doesn't the Army ask me if I want my resignation converted into a retirement dated with the release date… pic.twitter.com/BMscmhoVkB
— Brad Miller (@BradMiller1010) November 17, 2023
"Many have seen this letter. I just got mine. When I resigned from the Army, it was clear DoD was breaking the law (and senior leaders were likely engaged in treason)," former Army member Brad Miller wrote on X.
"Why doesn't the Army ask me if I want my resignation converted into a retirement dated with the release date of this new policy, and along with it offer compensation for the command I was wrongly relieved of, compensation for the remainder of whatever my career might have been, and then offer me my adjusted pension from this month forward? Then offer the same to all others similarly wronged," he continued.
The letters arrived nearly eight months after the military ended the vaccine requirement.
Only a small number of military members removed over the requirement have chosen to return so far, though efforts to re-recruit continue.
The letters also come as thousands of U.S. troops have been deployed to the Middle East following the start of war in Israel in October with Hamas.
The letters are a good start but more will likely be required to convince many removed over vaccine concerns to return.