If you’ve ever known and cared about an American Soldier, I trust you’ll read this article about Maj. Christian “Kit” Martin, a 47-year-old career Army officer facing the very-real prospect of spending 58 years in prison if convicted on sexual assault charges during his military trial that begins
Oct. 12 Dec. 1 at Fort Campbell, Ky.
I use the words, “very-real prospect,” because I’m painfully familiar with how the military justice system works when those at the top of the Pentagon “food chain” feel unbelievable pressure from the likes of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), leaders of the politically-correct crowd in our nation’s capitol who ignore solid evidence about sexual assault in the military and instead demand prosecution of all who are accused — even if no evidence, eyewitnesses or other facts exist to warrant such prosecution.
Major Martin’s case is merely the latest in a long string of cases about which I’ve learned the details since releasing Three Days In August, my book that chronicles the wrongful prosecution, conviction and sentencing of Sgt. Kelly A. Stewart. Stewart was an Army Green Beret and combat veteran with a flawless record until a young German woman accused him of rape and kidnapping. Learn more about his case here and at ThreeDaysInAugust.com.
Though I can’t explain why so few Americans demonstrate any interest in the plight of falsely-accused Soldiers, I continue to share these stories about people who could just as easily be anyone’s father, husband, brother, son or uncle. I hope you will read and share them, too.
Below are links to the articles I’ve published during the past five days since I learned about Major Martin’s plight:
In addition to articles, I’ve published nearly a dozen video clips from an interview I did last week with Major Martin. Links to the clips appear below:
Major Martin Interview Clip #1 — He talks about his life before he signed on the dotted line;
Major Martin Interview Clip #2 — He describes how it felt to be receive a “top of the line” officer evaluation and be described as an officer of “unquestionable integrity” by Raymond T. Odierno, an officer who would go on to earn four stars and serve as chief of staff of the Army, the highest-ranking post in the Army;
Major Martin Interview Clip #3 — He talks about what it’s like to have had what many might consider a “dream job,” flying the world’s most-sophisticated attack helicopters and using weapons that “go boom”;
Major Martin Interview Clip #4 — He tells me about the early days of his relationship with the woman who would later accuse him of horrendous crimes;
Major Martin Interview Clip #5 — He describes the beginning of the battle he’s now fighting with the woman he thought was his legal wife and how it reached the boiling point soon after he was assigned to the vaunted 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky;
Major Martin Interview Clip #6 — He describes what happened in his life after the woman he considered his legal wife went to the FBI and told agents he was an international spy;
Major Martin Interview Clip #7 — He and I discuss a second set of allegations made against him by the woman he considered his legal wife;
Major Martin Interview Clip #8 in which he describes what happened to him after he filed a “Congressional,” essentially asking members of Congress to help him right a wrong being done to him by the Army;
Major Martin Interview Clip #9 in which he describes how the acting commanding general at Fort Campbell reacted to his subordinates telling him they didn’t think the charges against him should go forward;
Major Martin Interview Clip #10 in which he shares his opinion as to whether intense political pressure forced then-Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer to take action against him despite the fact that multiple investigations had cleared him; and
Major Martin Interview Clip #11 in which he reveals how the woman behind the accusations against him had a secret of her own revealed and is now facing charges stemming from it in both Tennessee and Kentucky.
For information about who to contact about Major Martin’s case, go to this main story and scroll down until you see names, addresses and other contact information in BLUE.
Thanks in advance for reading the articles, viewing the videos, sharing the information and contacting people in authority who should bring an end to this travesty of military justice.
Stay tuned for updates about this case as it moves forward!
This article was updated to reflect a change in the trial date.
UPDATE 12/7/2015 at 8:28 a.m. Central: A military judge continued the military trial date for Army Maj. Christian “Kit” Martin to sometime in March 2016, though no specific date has been set.
UPDATE 12/10/2015 at 11:16 a.m. Central: I’ve learned that Major Martin’s military trial date is set for March 14-18, 2016.