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Top Navy SEAL officer DEFIES Donald 's pardon for Eddie Gallagher and sends his case before military board for review that could result in his expulsion from the force Top Navy SEAL Rear Admiral Collin Green is sending Eddie Gallagher's case to a military review board which could result in his expulsion from the SEALs He's also sending the case of three other officers who served with Gallager 'This is a review of their suitability to be a SEAL,' a Navy source says  The action is in defiance of President Donald 's pardon last week where he reversed the demotion of Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher 's pardon has received harsh backlash over international humanitarian law Gallager was accused of shooting civilians in Iraq and killing a captive enemy fighter with a hunting knife during his 2017 deployment  He was acquitted in July 2019 of murder charges but convicted of taking a picture with a corpse and demoted to Petty Officer First Class 

By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:36 GMT, 19 November 2019 | Updated: 23:30 GMT, 19 November 2019

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A top Navy SEAL officer is defying President Donald ’s defense of Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher by sending his controversial case to a military review board which could result in his ultimate expulsion from the SEALs.

On November 15 reversed the demotion of Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who acquitted of murder this summer, and restored his title of Chief Petty Officer. The president also pardoned two other officers jailed for war crimes as well. 

’s grant of executive clemency has been harshly criticized over violations of international humanitarian law.

Despite the Commander in Chief's pardon, Rear Admiral Collin Green, the head of the Navy Special Warfare Command, is taking the matter before a military board.

'This is a review of their suitability to be a SEAL,' an unnamed Navy officer said to CBS News, adding the review has the backing of both the secretary of the Navy and the chief of Naval Operations.

Top Navy SEAL Rear Admiral Collin Green (left) is sending Eddie Gallagher's (right) case to a military review board which could result in his expulsion from the SEALs

Gallager was acquitted in July 2019 of murder charges for shooting civilians in Iraq during his deployment in 2017

Top Navy SEAL Rear Admiral Collin Green (left) is sending Eddie Gallagher's (right) case to a military review board which could result in his expulsion from the SEALs

On November 15 Trump reversed the demotion of Chief Petty Officer Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who acquitted of murder this summer. Despite Trump's act of clemency for Gallagher, Green is sending the officer's case before a military board for review

On November 15 reversed the demotion of Chief Petty Officer Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who acquitted of murder this summer. Despite 's act of clemency for

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