Was George Bush Disciplined by the Guard?

According to Kevin Drum, who writes the CalPundit weblog, Bush
was grounded and suspended in August of 1972 after blowing off
drills and failing to show up for his annual physical in July. He
was transferred to the Air Reserve Forces, or ARF, as a
disciplinary measure. ‘The ARF is a ‘paper unit’ based in Denver
that requires no drills and no attendance,’ reports Drum, who
learned about the workings of the ARF from retired Air National
Guard pilot Bob Rogers. ‘For active guard members it is
disciplinary because ARF members can theoretically be called up for
active duty in the regular military, although this obviously never
happened to George Bush.’

Bush never returned to active duty after May, 1972, as his Form
712 Master Personnel Record from the Texas Air National Guard
shows. Drum continues: ‘Bush may indeed have ‘fulfilled his
obligation’ as he says, but only because he had essentially been
relieved of any further obligation after his transfer to ARF. It’s
pretty clear that no one in the Texas Air National Guard had much
interest in pursuing anything more serious in the way of
disciplinary action.’
— Jacob Wheeler

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