Terror suspect served briefly in US Air Force Privacy laws prevent spokesman from saying why suspect left but that it was not for misconduct
LOS ANGELES — A U.S. Air Force spokeswoman says a terror suspect accused of plotting to kill Americans and target U.S. bases overseas was given an honorable discharge after serving only briefly in the service 11 years ago.
Ann Stefanek says 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona, Calif., enlisted in the Air Force on July 20, 2000, and was administratively separated on Dec. 17, 2001.
Stefanek says privacy laws prevent her from saying why Kabir left but that it was not for misconduct.
Most enlisted members serve four to six years.
A variety of reasons can prompt an administrative separation, including medical issues.
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