American Family News (“AFN”) reports that in recent weeks, the US Army has disseminated letters signed by General Hope C. Rampy, Director, Military Personnel Management, to many former US Army members who were removed from service with a less than honorable discharge for refusing to accept the COVID-19 vaccination(s).

Former US Army Lt Col Bradley Miller, who previously served as the 101st Airborne Division’s Battalion Commander, received one of those letters.  He was relieved of command in October 2021 for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination(s) – per the order of US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (who himself acquired COVID-19 twice despite receiving vaccinations).

AFN reviewed Miller’s letter, which informed the reader of policy changes regarding personnel affected by the January 2023 rescission of COVID-19 vaccination policies, offering a means for potential “correction” of military records and upgrading of discharge status to honorable, and the possibility of a return to service (albeit through contacting a military recruiter).

The letter comes after the US Army missed its recruitment goal by 10,000 soldiers at the end of Fiscal Year 2023 (according to

The AFN article may be read HERE.

My brothers and sisters, humility, transparency and honesty are key qualities for anyone or any agency to be considered strong and effective in leadership.  The letter sent by the US Army seems to be inviting unfairly treated, characterized and dismissed members back to the military, without any guarantee of reinstatement, without any direct admission of error on its part, and which still proudly requires COVID-19 immunizations for its members.

On the other hand, this writer also recognizes that we live in a grossly litigious society, and sadly, any admission of practically anything will result in years of lawsuits (including expensive civil lawsuits with a much lower standard of proof than criminal cases).

In general, the level of proof needed to prevail in a civil case is “more likely than not” or “the preponderance of the evidence” or “at least 51% likely.”  The level of proof needed to prevail in a criminal case is to demonstrate that the defendant’s action (or lack thereof) was “willful, knowing or grossly negligent” and “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

The level of secrecy in government, and especially in the federal government and Department of Defense, in this writer’s view, is so over the top that it’s beyond words.  As is generally accepted and often quoted, “knowledge is power.”  The intentional withholding of information and knowledge is sin when used to diminish others, or to perpetrate a false narrative, or to bring greater power to the holder of such information to the detriment of others.

Some scripture to consider:

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, [a]nd lean not on your own understanding; [i]n all your ways acknowledge Him, [a]nd He shall direct your paths.”

Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV)
“Pride goes before destruction, [a]nd a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Proverbs 19:5 (NKJV)
“A false witness will not go unpunished, [a]nd he who speaks lies will not escape.”

Micah 6:8 (ESV)
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Matthew 6:14-15 (NKJV)
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV)
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, [and] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Philippians 4:6-8 (NKJV)
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Praise Jesus forevermore!

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