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Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009, 09:55 am
Re: A1C Colton Read, Beale AFB

Re: A1C Colton Read, Beale AFB

From "Airman fights for job after surgery mishap" - http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/07/airforce_colton_read_072709af/

"In the 9th (Intelligence) Squadron, Read analyzed the full-motion video fed back from MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers flying over Iraq and Afghanistan."

Just a thought: Colton Read is an intelligence analyst at Beale AFB.  If military physical evaluation boards rated deployability and employability separately, Mr. Read would receive 100% VA compensation and keep his "day job" as a civilian employee of the Air Force.

Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
haya: Geez.

As an advocate for disabled workers, and simply as a human being, I think that the military, especially at a time when they are short of people, need to make sure they are keeping non-combat opportunities open to disabled workers, especially those who have been in the armed services and can function well within them.

This is not rocket science.

As of now, though, given all the problems that he's had as a result of this surgery, I am wondering if they are wanting him to finish his recovery first and to ascertain if his intelligence is still intact. I can't blame them for wondering.