This is where you'll find the latest updates to Adam DeRito v. the United States of America. Please see the Evidence page for documentation.
RETURNING FROM DEPLOYMENT: CASE UPDATES
September 2, 2023
Adam was deployed to the Middle East from October 2021 - October 2022, and has been busy with post deployment reintegration; so we apologize for the lack of updates. While deployed in CENTCOM; the USAF Academy attempted to force a mental health evaluation on Adam DeRito, but it was denied by the US Army since the US Air Force no longer has jurisdiction over Adam (and hasn't since 2010) in order to try and tell the Inspector General that their "mental health diagnoses" in 2011 were correct.
Despite the Air Force Board of Corrections of Military Corrections agreeing with Adam that the USAF Academy had no evidence or right to place mental health diagnoses into Adam's records in 2011 when he was a civilian, the Secretary of the Air Force has not implemented the recommended changes. The Inspector General's Office of the DoD was asked to investigate Adam's case by the White House. The Inspector General refused to complete the investigation, as General Clark (the current Superintendent of the USAF Academy) stated that "DeRito was not disenrolled for retaliation for reporting sexual assault or mental health records, he was disenrolled for misconduct". Upon analysis of former Cadet DeRito's Academy Demerits, Lt. Col Gregory Christiansen gave DeRito an unjustified number of demerits that pushed over the "200 limit" for refusing to remove an authorized uniform device, his Marine Corps Eagle Globe and Anchor from Marine Officer Candidates School.
Adam DeRito is scheduled to meet with several congressional offices in Washington D.C. this September to discuss the retaliation in this case, and to have his case finally adjudicated by the Secretary of the Air Force. Adam will also be filing another AFBCMR Appeal to counter General Clark's claims of "misconduct" with the new evidence provided demonstrating Unlawful Command Influence, and not following Cadet Disciplinary Procedures or Air Force Instructions concerning the removal of an authorized uniform device.
THE WHITE HOUSE RESPONDS
June 30, 2021
The President of the United States has directed multiple agencies to review former "Cadet DeRito's" case against the United States Air Force Academy
10TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS SENDS IT BACK TO THE AIR FORCE
May 29, 2021
The 10th District Court of Appeals agrees that Adam DeRito's constitutional rights were violated with falsifed medical records; however it refuses to intervene on military matters. The 10th District Court of Appeals has granted a motion to the Air Force, and Adam DeRito will now have to apply to ANOTHER Air Force Board of Corrections of Military Records before another lawsuit can be filed.
JUDGE GRANTS MOTION TO DISMISS
March 30, 2020
Chief Judge Philip A. Brimmer of the U.S. 10th District Court, District of Colorado, ruled to dismiss the case without prejudice. DeRito has appealed that decision to the 10th District Court of Appeals.
DERITO FILES MEDICAL BOARD COMPLAINT AGAINST KRISTIN HENLEY; CO TO INVESTIGATE
27 May 2020
Kristin Henley claimed to be a psychiatrist in Colorado and to have examined DeRito; giving him a negative mental evaluation. However, Adam maintains Henley never examined him. Further, records prove she was not licensed to practice in Colorado. Henley's own records show her diagnosis of Adam were created long after he had left the USAFA.