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Wisconsin Guard whistleblower fighting discharge decision

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant whose complaints spurred investigations into sexual misconduct in his unit is fighting his commanders’ decision to discharge him.

Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jay Ellis complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment within the 115th Fighter Wing has led to two federal investigations. He alleges his superiors have retaliated by starting a review of his medical history in hopes of discharging him and denying him retirement benefits

He said last week that a medical-evaluation board out of Scott Air Force Base has decided to discharge him. He said on Thursday he has declined to accept the decision, leading to an appeals process. He has now been ordered to appear at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas on Dec. 3 before a medical-evaluation board.

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