Hello everyone. I have a concern...a huge concern. Back in October 2020, my son was suicidal and I had to talk him out of it from 4000+miles away. He didn't go to the navy because he said you are black balled from there on and they don't help you anyway (there was multiple suicide attempts - us mother's talk, and one success 2 days into this deployment). When talking to him, he expressed problems with his petty office as one of his reasons for wanted to just "be done with this life." He said he also found out the PO would be his PO for the 7 month deployment, starting in Dec 2020. The PO is NOT normal...laughing with you one minute than yelling at the back of your head the next. My son said it is very unnerving to have someone sneak up behind you and start yelling at your and you have to stand there and take it. He said he's a miserable person and for some reason has picked him, my son, as his beating post. So...captain's mast....my son called me this weekend to tell me he forged the PO's signature. Why? He said there was a form due a P, something something form and he said he turned it in. The PO asked him where it was as he hadn't got it and told him to go fill out another. He did this to my son 4 times. On the 4th time, my son forged his signature just to get the paper through the system and on to the next CO. He was caught by the CO. He is threatening Captain's mast and a berating by all the PO's (they are given 15 minutes to do this). Unfortunately, on deployment, his wifi is non-existant so I have no idea what has or is going to happen to him. It's killing me on the inside. I know what my son did is wrong and I only hope he gets to tell his side of the story in a fair environment. The CO told him if he goes to Captain's mast he will never again be able to gain rank, or increase in pay (he has 2 years left!) and will not be allowed to live off barracks for the remainder of his 2 years. Can anyone tell me...just how bad is it when forging a PO's signature when it comes to the Captain's Mast and the rest of his future in the Navy. ...side note - please understand, the kids on this ship are working a MINIMUM of 12 hour days (those are the special ones), the rest are working 13-16 hour days, 7 days a week. There time off is limited and there was only one 2 day port stop to this 7 month deployment due to Covid, there is no other planned at this time.
Can anyone shine a light on what will/could happen?