The Marine Corps has agreed to delay the discharge of a Reserve officer accused of mishandling classified information after he sent a warning to troops in Afghanistan days before an insider attack, Marine Corps Times has learned.
The Marine Corps has agreed not to discharge Maj. Jason Brezler for at least eight months while his lawsuit challenging the board of inquiry’s decision proceeds in federal court, said his attorney Michael Bowe. Both parties expect to submit a formal stipulation this week, he said.
In 2012, Brezler sent an email from his personal account about Sarwar Jan, a police chief who had recently arrived at Forward Operating Base Delhi, whom he had kicked off another Marine installation two years prior for alleged unethical behavior.
Seventeen days after Brezler sent the email, a boy working as Sarwar’s personal servant killed three Marines at FOB Delhi: Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson, 29, Cpl. Richard Rivera, 20, and Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley, 21.
After being investigated for sending classified information from his personal email account, a board of inquiry recommended that Brezler be discharged. A Navy official upheld the board’s decision in November.
Navy Department officials could not immediately be reached for comment about the decision to allow Brezler to remain in uniform for now.
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