Army Col. Richard Gulley during his retirement ceremony in Stuttgart in June 2017. Gulley is among several reservists who said the Army wrongly investigated them for legally receiving housing allowances while serving in Europe. A federal court has declined an Army motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the reservists. (RICHARD GULLEY)
Army Col. Richard Gulley during his retirement ceremony in Stuttgart in June 2017. Gulley is among several reservists who said the Army wrongly investigated them for legally receiving housing allowances while serving in Europe. A federal court has declined an Army motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the reservists. (RICHARD GULLEY)

Court allows reservists’ housing allowance case against Army to proceed

by John Vandiver
Stars and Stripes

STUTTGART, Germany — A U.S. federal court has denied an Army motion to dismiss a lawsuit by reservists who say they were wrongly denied housing allowances and then improperly were subjected to criminal investigation, marking the latest chapter in a long-running battle between soldiers and the service.

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims in a ruling last week said the case must move forward but that, for now, the proper venue to settle the dispute is the Army Board for the Correction of Military Records.

The board provides “an opportunity to grant plaintiffs the relief they are seeking — to correct their military personnel records and award payments resulting from such corrections if warranted,” Senior Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams wrote in an Aug. 29 decision.

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