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Army Whistleblower Court-Martialed for Disobeying COVID-19 Protocol


First Lt. Mark Bashaw, a preventive medicine officer in the Army, now faces involuntary separation for disobeying mandated COVID-19 protocol.

Bashaw is a whistleblower who noticed ‘alarming signals’ within the defense epidemiological database.

“The Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED), which tracks disease and injuries of 1.3 million active component service members, showed during the pandemic a significant increase in reports of cancers, myocarditis, and pericarditis; as well as some other diseases like male infertility, tumors, a lung disease caused by blood clots, and HIV,” Bashaw said.

“All these illnesses are listed in FDA documentation as potential adverse reactions associated with COVID-19 vaccines, Bashaw told EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program in an interview on Aug. 1,” Global Research noted.

Bashaw stepped forward as a whistleblower after seeing increases in cases of these illnesses as high as 50 percent or 100 percent in some situations.

Bashaw’s whistleblower declaration, submitted to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) who is facilitating the sharing of information from early investigations of COVID-19 products with Congress, said he saw the increasing incidence of these disorders observed in DMED as “very troubling.”

From Global Research:

Specifically, the number of cancer cases among active service members in 2021 nearly tripled in comparison with the average number of cancer instances per year from 2016 to 2020, Bashaw said in his declaration.

Bashaw’s responsibilities as a preventive medicine officer, with a specialty in entomology, include “participating in fact-finding inquiries and investigations to determine potential public health risk to DoD [Department of Defense] personnel from diseases caused by insects and other non-battle related injuries.”

Glitch in DMED

A week after this information was brought out in January in a “COVID-19: Second Opinion” roundtable organized by Johnson, the data in DMED changed, Bashaw said, and all of these troubling spikes in diseases and injuries “seemed to have disappeared and been realigned with previous years.”

Curiously, the glitch didn’t affect the data from 2021, which remained the same. Instead, the corrected data saw the data for prior years increased, which made the 2021 data look normal and in line with the running average, Bashaw explained.

In response to the whistleblower claims, spokesperson for the health agency of the Department of Defense Peter Graves told The Epoch Times that the data in DMED “was incorrect for the years 2016-2020,” so the system was taken offline to correct the root cause of the data corruption, which didn’t impact data from 2021.

After the roundtable, Johnson sent three letters to the Department of Defense (DoD) requesting an explanation of the sudden increase in medical diagnosis and the changes in the DMED data.

“The concern is that these increases may be related to the COVID-19 vaccines that our servicemen and women have been mandated to take,” Johnson said in one of his letters.

The senator also sent a letter to the technology company that manages DMED asking for clarification of all data integrity issues uncovered in the database.

Although Johnson received some responses from the tech company, there has not been still a “solid, rational explanation” as to why a glitch occurred in the database and what it was, Bashaw said.

“Bashaw disputed the “glitch” and pulled up data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, where an average of the last 24 years to data for 2021 has been found to have an 11-fold increase in the number of suspected adverse incidents reported in 2021,” Natural News noted.

“I compared it to the average of the last 24 years, it’s a 1,100 percent increase in 2021. And the only difference we had in 2021 was the rollout of these experimental emergency uses authorized COVID-19 vaccines,” he said.

Bashaw raised his concerns to his superiors through the proper channels, but they were never addressed.

Instead, “I was targeted due to my own vaccination status,” the medical officer said.

From Natural News:

Bashaw was court-martialed and later convicted for disobeying the mandated COVID-19 protocol. The judge did not hand down any punishment and recommended to the commanding general to drop the conviction.

But the general upheld the conviction instead.

As soon as he was declared guilty, the Army initiated his involuntary separation after 17 years of honorable service, withholding the lieutenant’s expected promotion to captain.

He lodged a whistleblower complaint at DoD, but the decision was made that there was no retaliation against him and the case was closed out. The serviceman then filed another complaint, which exercises his right guaranteed by the code of military justice to challenge such decisions.

Recently, Bashaw also petitioned the Army’s judge advocate general, asking the high-ranking official to review what he has brought forth in the official documentation. Bashaw pointed out he would not be risking 17 years of his service and the health and welfare of his family on some flimsy argument.

“I will absolutely do everything in my power to warn my brothers and sisters in uniform. And that’s my job as a medical officer, to communicate risks and potential harms,” Bashaw said. “That is my duty.”


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