The Navy's top admiral plans to announce a review in which peers will decide to remove SEAL Eddie Gallagher's Trident pin after his widely publicized case of war crimes, a senior US defense official told Fox News Tuesday.
Trident is awarded to SEALs to strengthen "good order and discipline" throughout the troupe, source Fox News said.
Commander Nate Christensen, a Navy spokesman, told Fox News that the chief of naval operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, supported the decision by counter administrator Collin Green to impose a mitigating sentence against Gallagher, who was acquitted of the murder of an ISIS fighter in Iraq in July NAVY SEAL EDDIE GALLAGHER
A jury in San Diego condemned Gallagher to a reduced rank and four months imprisonment, which he had already served because he spent himself with the body of a dead Islamic state warrior. The White House announced that Trump signed an order to lift the sentence last Friday and "the promotion Edward R. Gallagher, the Special Warfare Leader, has addressed to the US government "Grade E-7, the rank he held before being brought to justice, and found guilty of virtually all charges against him ,
Capt. Tamara Lawrence, a spokeswoman for the Naval Special Warfare Command, confirmed on Tuesday night that the department "has implemented the President's order to restore Chief Gallagher's salary."
Green's upcoming move is one direct opposition to Trump's command and will postpone the issue In the history of the SEALs, about 1
A senior US defense official told Fox News that Trump's order in favor of Gallagher violated the example In the face of Gallagher's actions, the navy wanted to hold out army officers charged or convicted of war crimes.
The President approved the release of Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance from a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Six years after He was found guilty of second-degree murder, and Trump also ordered murder charges against Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a former Green Beret, dropped.