The Green Beret being kicked out of the Army for beating an alleged child rapist in Afghanistan has been given another extension — this time until May 1 — to appeal his separation from the service.
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland and his then-detachment commander admitted attacking an Afghan local police commander in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, in 2011. Martland, a Bronze Star recipient, wants to remain in the Army. He was flagged for involuntary separation through the Army’s qualitative management program because of his role in the assault.
Martland was scheduled to leave the Army no later than Nov. 1, 2015, after 11 years in the service. In October, he was granted a 60-day reprieve by then-Army Secretary John McHugh.
McHugh agreed at the time to postpone Martland’s discharge to allow the soldier to file an appeal with the Army Board for the Correction of Military Records.
The Army had until Tuesday to determine Martland’s fate.
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