Meet Peter Levine. Peter is Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. In this capacity, he serves as principal assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on readiness; National Guard and Reserve component affairs; health affairs; training; and personnel requirements and management, including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and quality of life. (emphasis mine)
Peter is in charge of getting these dead-beat soldiers to pay back their enlistment bonus for extending their tour in Iraq. You see, if you didn’t complete the six-year enlistment contract because of injuries sustained in combat, you violated your contract. Yes, it is true. if you didn’t complete the six-year enlistment contract because of injuries sustained in combat, you violated your contract.
Forgiving those debts would encourage other soldiers not to complete their contract.
As you can tell, Peter is a real hard-ass. If you are caught up in this crap, call your Senator now.