Kodiak, Alaska (KINY) The lawsuit claims the plaintiffs were forced to retire by the Coast Guard between 2012 and 2014.
400 service members were forced to retire, a violation of federal law, the lawsuit contended, according to a report in the Kodiak Daily Mirror.
The suit claims the Coast Guard violated the service member's rights to due process through the Coast Guard Active Duty Enlisted Career Retention Screening Panel. They claim the retirements were issued without adequate review.
Statutes in effect at the time said service members with more than 20 years with the Coast Guard could be forced to retire if there was a reduction in force, or if it was determined they had performed below standards or had committee professional dereliction.