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Wisconsin Guard Whistleblower Says He's Being Discharged

Wisconsin Guard Whistleblower Says He's Being Discharged

Created: November 08, 2019 11:08 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant says he's being discharged in retaliation for complaining about sexual misconduct in his unit.

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Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jay Ellis' complaint last year has triggered two federal investigations. Ellis has alleged that Guard officials have launched a review of his medical history to set up a medical discharge and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation.

The Wisconsin Guard's top commander, Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, has ordered an investigation into Ellis' reprisal allegations.

Ellis says a representative from a Scott Air Force Base medical evaluation board has informed him that he will receive a medical discharge. He says he plans to appeal the decision. He says if his appeals fail he'll be discharged in February.

Guard spokesman Joe Trovato didn't immediately respond to a message.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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