Military Justice Summary - January 2018

Military Justice Summary

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DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

COURTS-MARTIAL SUMMARY

 

SrA: Member’s urine tested positive for cocaine, and a subsequent hair test found that the Airman had used not just cocaine, but methamphetamine. While awaiting trial, the member was randomly tested, and his urine tested positive for hydrocodone. A subsequent hair test showed that the member used cocaine, methamphetamine and hydrocodone. He was found guilty of wrongful use of methamphetamine, on diverse occasions, and sentenced to forfeiture of $533.00 pay per month for 3 months, to be restricted to the limits of Dyess Air Force Base for 2 months, to perform two months of hard labor without confinement, and a reduction to E-1 by a panel of officers.

 

SrA: Member’s urine tested positive for cocaine. Member admitted that he used cocaine with a civilian neighbor after his neighbor told him he was feeling down because his grandpa died. Member snorted several lines of cocaine with the neighbor to console him. He was found guilty and sentenced to 25 days in jail, and a reduction to E-2.

 

ARTICLE 15 (NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT) SUMMARY

 

Commanders are responsible for good order and discipline in their commands. Generally, discipline can be maintained through effective leadership including, when necessary, administrative corrective measures. Nonjudicial punishment is ordinarily appropriate when administrative corrective measures are inadequate due to the nature of the minor offense or the record of the servicemember, unless it is clear that only trial by court-martial will meet the needs of justice and discipline. Nonjudicial punishment shall be considered on an individual basis. Commanders considering nonjudicial punishment should consider the nature of the offense, the record of the servicemember, the needs for good order and discipline, and the effect of nonjudicial punishment on the servicemember and the servicemember’s record.

 

A commander who is considering a case for disposition under Article 15 will exercise personal discretion in evaluating each case, both as to whether nonjudicial punishment is appropriate, and, if so, as to the nature and amount of punishment appropriate.

 

Lt: Member inappropriately touched a coworker without her consent on her buttocks while in the workplace. For this misconduct, he received an Article 15 for violation of Article 120. He was punished with forfeiture of $1,517.00 pay per month for two months and a reprimand, the maximum allowable punishment for an officer.

 

SSgt: Member told his supervision that he had completed college classes. When asked to submit a transcript to verify the credits for his EPR, the member submitted a suspicious transcript, which was later verified to be a poor fabrication the member created. He received an Article 15 for violations of Article 107. He was punished with a reduction to the grade of Senior Airman and a reprimand.

 

SrA: Member wrongfully used marijuana, and admitted that she used in a moment of weakness. She received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. She was punished with reduction to the grade of Airman First Class, reduction to the grade of Airman, suspended, forfeitures of $896.00 pay per month for two months, suspended, and a reprimand. Discharge proceedings were subsequently initiated.

 

SrA: Member wrongfully used marijuana, alleging in his response that his positive urinalysis was the result of eating potato chips spiked with marijuana at a party. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with a reduction to the grade of Airman Basic and a reprimand, and was subsequently discharged.

 

SrA: Member did not show to work on time. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 86. He was punished with a reduction to the grade of Airman First Class, suspended, forfeiture of $363.00 pay, 14 days extra duty, and a reprimand. Days after being punished, member failed to show for his extra duty, and the suspended reduction to Airman First Class was subsequently vacated.

 

SrA: Member distributed Adderall to his roommates (see below). Shortly thereafter and seemingly unrelated to the other offense, member also stole cologne from the Dyess Base Exchange. He received an Article 15 for violation of Articles 112a and 121. He was punished with reduction to the grade of Airman Basic, forfeiture of $918.00 pay per month for 2 months, suspended, and a reprimand. Discharge proceedings were subsequently initiated.

 

SrA: Member wrongfully used Adderall without a prescription, admitting that he got the Adderall from a roommate. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $918.00 pay per month for 2 months, suspended, and a reprimand. Discharge proceedings were subsequently initiated.

 

A1C: Member wrongfully used Adderall without a prescription, admitting that he too got the Adderall from a roommate. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with reduction to the grade of Airman Basic, forfeiture of $819.00 pay per month for 2 months, suspended, and a reprimand. Discharge proceedings were subsequently initiated.

 

A1C: Member wrongfully used marijuana, and admitted to it in his response. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with reduction to the grade of Airman Basic, forfeiture of $799.00 pay per month for 2 months, suspended, and a reprimand, and was subsequently discharged.

 

A1C: Member wrongfully used Adderall without a prescription, admitting in his response that he used to help him stay awake. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $918.00 pay per month for 2 months, suspended, and a reprimand. Discharge proceedings were subsequently initiated.

 

A1C: Member did not show up to work, and lied to an NCO about his whereabouts. He received an Article 15 for violation of Articles 86 and 107. He was punished with a reduction to the grade of Airman, a suspended reduction to the grade of Airman Basic, forfeiture of $896.00 pay per month for two months, forfeiture of $799.00 pay per month for two months suspended, 45 days extra duty, and a reprimand. After receiving his punishment, the member was late several times, and the suspended portions of the punishment were subsequently vacated.

 

Amn: Member stole one pair of underwear and a shirt from the Dyess Base Exchange. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 121 and was punished with a reduction to the grade of Airman Basic and a reprimand.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DISCHARGE SUMMARY

 

AB: Member was administratively discharged for Misconduct – Drug Abuse. Her disciplinary history consisted of one Article 15 punishment. She was discharged with a General service characterization.

 

AB: Member was administratively discharged for Misconduct – Drug Abuse. His disciplinary history consisted of one Article 15 punishment. He was discharged with a General service characterization.

 

A1C: Member was discharged under a Chapter 4 Request, Discharge in Lieu of Trial by Court Martial. He was facing a General Court-Martial for sexual assault. He was discharged with an Under Other Than Honorable (UOTHC) service characterization.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DEMOTION SUMMARY

There were no Administrative Demotion actions completed in January 2018