I have mentioned in other posts that Michael has not been paid since 10 May.
I saw Michael yesterday and he is bewildered as to why. He has faithfully gone to his job every day. He has recruited, planned recruitments, and done everything asked of him.
Every day seems to be a new story on why he hasn't been paid and when he's going to get paid. Michael is a by-the-rules kind of guy. He doesn't ask for favors or disregard the chain of command.
This 23 year old is in risk of losing his car and his phone because payments are behind. Unfortunately for him, his mom is limited by how she can help as the resources simply aren't there and that kills me.
Michael has made a decision...today he is calling and if his pay is not straightened out(last week's story was that he would be paid everything owed to him from 10 May to current including his base housing allowance and the differential between cadet pay and 2nd Lieutenant pay) he is going to the Inspector General. This is something that Michael is not undertaking lightly. But he feels he's given it a fair chance to be resolved at this level.
My son is losing heart. He's worried about paying his obligations. He's not getting the concept of working for no pay. He loves what he does and does it with spirit and pride.
By now anyone else who had not been paid for almost 3 months would have been up in arms.
The system is taking advantage of a young, new Lieutenant who only wants to serve his country.
And he happens to be my son. And it's hard to see your son get screwed over.
So please pray, chant, hold good thoughts or whatever that this situation is resolved today.
No soldier deserves this.
Thanks for all your love and support. This mom is very grateful.