Of course, the doctor who examined him once he was shipped out said he was perfectly fine -- actually, every single psychiatrist who has since examined him has said this -- but one initial doctor, according to Ford and a witness, changed her report to "delusional" when pressured by Ford's commanding officer. One doctor who examined Ford in Germany went on the record to say this was kind of typical. He'd been asked to evaluate three or four other soldiers who were fine, whose only symptom was reporting wrongdoing.
The goal, it seems, was never to lock Ford away in some institution, but to just get him removed from his base as soon as possible, even if it was a violation of procedure (and it was). That would pretty much put an end to whatever complaint he was lodging through the official channels, and if he went to the press next, well, why should anyone believe this guy? He's delusional! You know that common mental illness, the one that makes you hallucinate violations of the Geneva convention?
Ford was involuntarily discharged from the military. He spent the next decade trying to hold his superiors accountable, and he recently finally won a lawsuit, because ... haha just kidding. Of course he didn't. Good luck ever suing for what happens to you when you're in the military.