The Marine Corps has kicked out an infantryman investigated earlier this year for allegedly sharing white supremacist material, one of more than two dozen Marines to come under suspicion for ties to extremist groups in recent years. Thomas Cade Martin, an anti-tank missile gunner with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton, California, received field grade non-judicial punishment and was busted down from lance corporal to private first class on June 10, Marine officials said. Martin was separated on Sept. 11, 2020, although officials declined to specify the type of discharge he received, citing privacy restrictions. Martin had served on active duty since Jan. 8, 2018. “Martin’s premature discharge and rank are indicative of the fact that the character of his service was incongruent with Marine Corps’ expectations and standards,” said Yvonne Carlock, a Marine spokeswoman. “Due to the associated administrative processes, further details are not releasable.”

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