Originally Posted by crossbar
Actually, that isn't true. If something is brought up to the CO, they usually act on it. If they did nothing and the spouse goes to their Congressman about the lack of action. It's a career killer for the CO. SO, if there's evidence then the CO with act in accordance with the UCMJ. If there isn't enough, they usually give a direct order for that military member to have no contact with WW or WH. If they find out that contact is still happening, then they can hammer the military member for article 92, disobeying a lawful order,
Contacting a congressman is usually a last resort. The mere threat of a dependent contacting a senator/congressman and having a congressional inquiry usually spurs action. I wont give details, but I merely mentioned to my First Sergeant that I was contacting my senator about a completely unrelated matter
, and within a few hours, the wheels were greased and they were solving my other matter.
Having a certain amount of congressional inquiries also affects the base commander because it the inquiry goes to the base commander first, then he/she is chewing out the unit commander about the congressional inquiry.