In 2014, Antonio Johnson filed a claim in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, seeking recovery of military disability retirement benefits. Johnson and the United States cross-moved for judgment on the administrative record, and ultimately the Court ruled for the Government, dismissing Johnson’s lawsuit with prejudice. Final judgment was entered on March 10, 2016.
Major Alan B. Adams served as an officer in the United States Air Force from May 31, 1995 until his honorable discharge at his own request on July 1, 2006. His record of performance “from the start reflects nothing less than a stellar Air Force officer and KC-135 pilot destined for a bright career. . . .” But Major Adam’s career was cut short because of continuing effects of an accident that occurred in 1997, when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. Despite his pain, he performed as a pilot and received medical waivers from his flight surgeon, although he required medication and frequent physical therapy to treat low back and neck pain.