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    Federal Appeals Court Finds Coast Guard Illegally Forced Senior Enlisted into Retirement

    Federal Appeals Court Finds Coast Guard Illegally Forced Senior Enlisted into Retirement

    A federal appeals court has ruled that the Coast Guard illegally forced hundreds of senior enlisted members into retirement while arguing the move was meant to help it restructure the .

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court's 2021 decision that the Coast Guard's use of “Career Retention Screening Panels” to separate service members who were E-7 or higher was a violation of federal law, according to a ruling released in March.

    The original case was filed by several Coast Guard veterans who had served 20 or more years and were all forced to retire between 2012 and 2014, but the complaint noted it was “brought on behalf of the hundreds of Coast Guard members who were involuntarily retired.” It asked the court to void their involuntary retirements and provide back pay.

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    A court document filed by lawyers for the veterans on Friday says that, since the Coast Guard passed its deadline to file for review by the Supreme Court, the appellate judgment in their favor is now final.

    Nathan Mammen, the lawyer who represented the Coast Guard veterans in the case, said in a social media post Tuesday that the development was “a fantastic win for hundreds of senior Coast Guard veterans who served our country for decades.”

    Stars and Stripes was the first outlet to report the story.

    The document filed…

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