Col Murphy retired at O-2 rank (corrected)

An Air Force colonel will be forced to retire as a first lieutenant, an Air Force review determined.

Col. Michael D. Murphy, convicted in April 2009 by a general court-martial for failing to tell the Air Force he was disbarred as an attorney in 1984, will be retired from the Air Force effective April 1 as a first lieutenant, Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Barbara Carson said Monday.

By operation of 10 U.S. Code Sec. 1407, his monthly retirement check will be based on the amount of his last check.  That last check will be based on his being an O-2 with 20 plus years of service.  $4377.30 is the current rate for over 20 years, still nothing to sniff at under the circumstances.

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