I've mixed feelings on this story. I know procedures and consequences are/can be strict. The fellow in question seems very bright but may be out of his league in his protests re his separation decision. But, I've some sympathy.
Romance dooms Navy career of honored sailor
Joshua Hendershot had received a coveted achievement medal three times. Months later, he was given a discharge precluding use of the GI Bill.
The citation for the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal received by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Hendershot praised his “superior professionalism, exceptional performance and selfless devotion. (Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times)
I figure that over the years there have been many abrupt dismissals and that not all were appropriate, as systems miss justice sometimes, especially fast systems, perhaps to put it mildly, I surely don't know. (Not to mention re homosexuality, but that's another thread). But control is important in the armed forces and I get that, and I've read before about the dire consequences of fraternization to fraternizers. I even suppose that makes it tantalizing.
Should such dismissal have a more lengthy review, or are things fine as they are? Are only some caught in a sweep nailed for this?