ON WEDNESDAY, the US Army stated that it would begin to process discharge proceedings for soldiers who refuse the vaccine or refuse to follow the Pentagon’s vaccination mandate against COVID-19.

According to a memorandum released by the Secretary of the Army, Christine Wormuth, an involuntary separation policy directs commanders to initiate involuntary administrative separation proceedings for troops who refuse to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

“Army readiness depends on Soldiers who are prepared to train, deploy, fight and win our nation’s wars. Unvaccinated Soldiers present risk to the force and jeopardize readiness. We will begin involuntary separation proceedings for Soldiers who refuse the vaccine order and are not pending a final decision on an exemption,” she stated.

The directive was said to apply to all regular Army, soldiers of the Army National Guard, and the US Army Reserve when they have been on active duty for more than 30 days. Furthermore, the order also applies to military cadets enrolled in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and the US Military Academy at West Point.