|Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair|
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said the reduction in retirement rank was the right thing to do.
But, she added, it “doesn’t make the outcome more satisfactory. This case illustrated a military justice system in dire need of independence from the chain of command. It’s not only the right thing to do for our men and women in uniform, but would also mitigate issues of unlawful command influence that we have seen in many trials over the last year.”