Soldier wanting a wife

Added: Kateland Luciano - Date: 16.01.2022 20:26 - Views: 22817 - Clicks: 1285

Only one day left! It's an open secret at military bases across the country: Soldiers looking for contract marriages. On Craigslist you'll find dozens of , many so blatant that soldiers put the term right on the subject line, not even trying to hide it. If you're married in the military, you make more money and get better benefits.

So soldiers from the Army, the Navy and all branches of the military pay women to marry them, just to get the perks on the taxpayer's dime. And it pays off: A married soldier can make tens of thousands of dollars more than a single one. He'll give her a portion of that. And she'll get free medical care. From his standpoint, [it's] great. But from a taxpayer's standpoint, it's "a terrible deal," Jacobs added.

This is money coming out of the pockets of taxpayers, money that is supposed to be in the defense of the republic. To show how it works, the Rossen Reports team responded to a Craigslist ad. Rossen Reports producer Jovanna Billington was wired with hidden cameras for a meeting with the soldier who posted the ad, based at the Fort Stewart Army base in eastern Georgia.

The soldier, who is not being identified by NBC News, got right down to business. And what does the "wife" get out of the deal? To suggest a topic for a future Rossen Reports investigation, us. You're just getting free [stuff]. After the meeting on hidden camera, Jeff Rossen identified himself to the soldier and revealed that Billington was a member of the Rossen Reports team.

In a statement to NBC News, the Army said fraudulent marriages are "inconsistent with Army values and ethics" and that soldiers doing it could face "administrative and punitive actions. And they're really taking money out of the pockets of soldiers who come by these benefits honestly. The Army said they investigate sham marriages, but a spokesman said, "I cannot discuss how the Army conducts investigations. However, I can tell you that whether a marriage is valid is a matter of state law. If a command received information, and it appeared that one of the parties to the invalid marriage had received improper benefits, the military service could investigate.

If such an investigation determined that the marriage was void from the beginning, disciplinary or adverse administrative action against the service member could be taken. Commanders do not have the authority to prevent someone from getting married. Marriage is a personal, private decision, and "why" someone chooses to enter into a legal union is not a command issue. Likewise, Service commanders may suspend or revoke a dependent's privileges in specific instances i. Dependents can be barred from base housing or the base itself, by the installation commander for ificant misconduct.

Soldiers must possess all necessary legal documents verifying their marriage before receiving benefits. The Army investigates fraudulent marriage allegations involving Soldiers. Any Soldier in a fraudulent marriage potentially is in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and could face administrative and punitive actions. Fraudulent marriages are not condoned by the military and are inconsistent with the Army values and ethics we require from our Soldiers. Have an idea for a future edition of Rossen Reports?

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Soldier wanting a wife

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Hidden cameras reveal how US soldiers 'shop' for wives to get more pay, benefits