Journal Title

St. Mary's Law Journal

Volume

51

Issue

3

First Page

549

Document Type

Article

Publication Information

2020

Abstract

The purpose of this article is three-fold. First, this article seeks to explore the legal and policy ramifications of the CID's multi-year criminal investigation, which targeted vast numbers of innocent Army National Guard and Army Reserve personnel for alleged criminality as contract employees in the G-RAP or AR-RAP.

Second, this article aims to highlight the CID's longstanding practice referred to as "titling"-of refusing to delete from their system of records those individuals that are subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing by their commands. This highly dubious administrative practice was particularly devastating to the hundreds of innocent and fully exonerated participants in the G-RAP and AR-RAP in terms of promotions, security clearances, and job selection both in the military and civilian world.

Finally, this article will call direct attention to the need for congressional action to amend the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA) so that the current suspension of the statute of limitations does not apply to those soldiers who participated in the G-RAP and AR-RAP. Not only does the current version of the WSLA (as amended by the Wartime Enforcement of Fraud Act) violate the long-recognized principle of repose, it irresponsibly blurs the line between civilian contractors and military contractors and casts too broad a net over what reasonably constitutes "wartime" activities.

Recommended Citation

Jeffrey F. Addicott, The Army's G-RAP Fiasco: How the Lives and Careers of Hundreds of Innocent Soldiers Were Destroyed, 51 St. Mary's L. J. 549 (2020).

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