Col. Michael A. Madrid, decorated Air Force Flight Surgeon

Sign the Letter of Support to Col. Madrid

Dear Col. Madrid:

Thank you for your 26 years of selfless service to our fighting men and women as you have cared for the sick and wounded, or kept them healthy and in fighting condition.

I realize the sacrifices for our country you and your family have made, and I am so thankful for a Flight Surgeon with your dedication, skill, caring, and compassion. You are a true patriot. 

I am also appalled at the treatment you have recently received from your commanding officer. He may have unjustly given you a “Letter of Admonishment,” but I am proud to add my name to this LETTER OF SUPPORT for you and your family!

And now, I’m doubly proud of you for standing up for your religious liberty, and that of other members of the U.S. Military. I will support First Liberty Institute as they give you a first class legal defense, until you are totally and officially vindicated, other people of faith in the armed services feel safe to live their beliefs openly, and politically correct officers understand that they can no longer unjustly target people of faith.

Please know I will be following this case, praying for you, and helping First Liberty to tell others. Thank you and God bless you, Col. Madrid. You are a hero. 

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The Disturbing Facts:

In 2013, a U.S. Air Force officer was court-martialed for serious misconduct. During his court martial, he made false accusations against then Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Madrid based on misrepresentations of Lt. Col. Madrid’s Christian faith.

The Air Force investigated and found the claims against Madrid to be “unsubstantiated.” In fact, Michael Madrid was even promoted in 2016 to full Colonel based on his outstanding service to America as a flight surgeon. Col. Madrid was even awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for “singularly distinctive accomplishments.”

Incredibly, after his promotion and transfer to a new base, Col. Madrid’s new commander, Major General John E. McCoy, saw the old investigation and, without receiving any new information or talking to anyone else involved, arbitrarily acted as if Col. Madrid was guilty, apparently due to McCoy’s assumptions about Madrid’s religious beliefs.

Gen. McCoy focused on unsubstantiated statements in the investigation that unfairly targeted Col. Madrid’s Christian beliefs. And even though the original investigator concluded differently from McCoy—McCoy decided to punish Col. Madrid! He issued a “Letter of Admonishment” (LOA).

This action, springing from a misrepresentation of Col. Madrid’s faith, could devastate and even end Col. Madrid’s fine career . . . deprive America of his service . . . and signal that service members had better keep their faith hidden or risk trouble. 

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