You're just getting free [stuff].
Army in response to this report: "Marriage is a personal, private decision between adults, comtract the Army does not question a Soldier's marital decisions without cause. Dependents can be lookkng from base housing or the base itself, by the installation commander for ificant misconduct. On Craigslist you'll find dozens ofmany so blatant that soldiers put the term right on the subject line, not even trying to hide it. Soldiers must possess all necessary legal documents verifying their marriage before receiving benefits.
And they're really taking money out of the pockets of soldiers who come by these benefits honestly.
The soldier, who is not being identified by NBC News, got right down to business. Marriage is a personal, private decision, and "why" someone chooses to enter into a legal union is not a command issue. Any Soldier in a fraudulent marriage potentially is in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and could face administrative and punitive actions.
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.
Fraudulent marriages are not condoned by the military and are inconsistent with the Army values and ethics we require from our Soldiers. 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. From his standpoint, [it's] great. Likewise, Service commanders may suspend or revoke a dependent's privileges in specific instances i.
The Army investigates fraudulent marriage allegations involving Soldiers. And she'll get free medical care.
This is money coming out of the pockets of taxpayers, money that is supposed to be in the defense of the republic. And it pays off: A married contraft can make tens of thousands of dollars more than a single one. If you're married in the military, you make more money and get better benefits.
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. He'll give her a portion of that. However, I can tell you that whether a marriage is fir is a matter of state law.