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Dyess Delinquents: Military Justice Summary - April 2018

Military Justice Summary

(U.S. Photo by SrA Van Syoc)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

COURTS-MARTIAL SUMMARY

SrA: Member tested positive for cocaine during a unit sweep and subsequently stated that he snorted several lines of cocaine while attending a party. He was court martialed for violations of Article 112a and pled guilty before a military judge. He was sentenced to reduction to the grade of E-1, 7 days confinement, forfeiture of $500.00 pay, and hard labor without confinement for 30 days.

A1C: Member was found acting disorderly at the Fitness Center on Dyess AFB. Bystanders in the parking lot feared for his safety and contacted emergency personnel after he ran into the street. It was later revealed the member was high on LSD. Member was court martialed for violation of Article 112a and pled guilty before a military judge. He was sentenced to 45 days confinement, forfeiture of $1,092.00 pay per month for 4 months, reduction to the grade of E-1, and a reprimand.

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.

MSgt: Member made disrespectful, vulgar, and demeaning comments and allowed Airmen under his supervision and in his presence to the same within the workplace. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 92. He was punished with reduction to Technical Sergeant (suspended), forfeiture of $732.00 pay per month for two months, and a reprimand.

TSgt: Member knowingly made several false statements on travel and PCS vouchers resulting in him receiving money and entitlements that were not legitimate. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 92. He was punished with reduction to Staff Sergeant (suspended), and a reprimand.

SSgt: Member repeatedly failed to show to work on time. He received an Article 15 for violations of Article 86. He was punished with a reduction to Senior Airman (suspended) and a reprimand.

SSgt: Member forged a document purporting to be from the UDM on squadron letterhead, stating that he was deploying. He then presented this document to his apartment complex in order to get out of his lease. Member also gave the apartment complex as a reference to a lending company to qualify for a home loan. After the apartment complex was contacted by the lending company, the apartment complex contacted command, who confirmed that the member had not deployed. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 107. He was punished with a reduction to Senior Airman (suspended), 14 days extra duty, and a reprimand. 

SrA: Member used his GTC as his personal credit card, purchasing coffee, donuts, and other snacks while he was not TDY, deployed, or otherwise entitled to use the card. Member received an Article 15 for violation of Article 92. Member was punished with a reduction to Airman First Class (suspended) and a reprimand.

SrA: Member failed to arrive to PT on time. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 86. He was punished with a reduction to Airman First Class (suspended), forfeitures of $1,088.00 pay per month for two months (suspended), and a reprimand.

SrA: Member left a tool unsecured and also failed to arrive to work on time. He received an Article 15 for violations of Articles 86 and 92. He was punished with a reduction to the grade of Airman (suspended), forfeiture of $150.00 pay per month for 2 months, and a reprimand.

A1C: A civilian was discovered in a controlled facility which she did not have authorized access to. Further investigation revealed member provided his spouse with the passcode to the controlled facility so that she could bring him lunch. Member received an Article 15 for violation of Article 92. Member was punished with reduction to Airman, reduction to Airman Basic (suspended), and a reprimand.

A1C: Member tested positive for marijuana. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with a reduction to Airman, forfeiture of $918.00 pay per month for 2 months (suspended), and a reprimand. Discharge processing was subsequently initiated.

A1C: Member tested positive for marijuana. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with a reduction to Airman, forfeiture of $918.00 pay per month for 2 months (suspended), and a reprimand. Discharge processing was subsequently initiated.

A1C: Member tested positive for marijuana. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with a reduction to Airman Basic and a reprimand. Discharge processing was subsequently initiated.

A1C: Member tested positive for marijuana. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with a reduction to Airman Basic and a reprimand. Discharge processing was subsequently initiated.

A1C: Member tested positive for marijuana. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with a reduction to Airman Basic and a reprimand. Discharge processing was subsequently initiated.

A1C: Member tested positive for marijuana. He received an Article 15 for violation of Article 112a. He was punished with a reduction to Airman Basic, restriction to the limits of Dyess AFB for 60 days, and a reprimand. Discharge processing was subsequently initiated. 

ADMINISTRATIVE DISCHARGE SUMMARY

Amn: Member was administratively discharged for Misconduct – Minor Disciplinary Infractions. His disciplinary history consisted of two Article 15 punishments, one Vacation of Suspended Non-judicial Punishment, one Letter of Reprimand (LOR), and two Letters of Counseling (LOC). He was discharged with a General service characterization.

Amn: Member was administratively discharged for Misconduct – Minor Disciplinary Infractions. His disciplinary history consisted of two Article 15 punishments and one LOC. He was also previously administratively demoted for Failure to Keep Fit. He was discharged with a General service characterization.

Amn: 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.

Amn: Member was administratively discharged for Misconduct – Minor Disciplinary Infractions. His disciplinary history consisted of one Article 15 punishment, one LOR, and two LOCs. He was discharged with a General service characterization.

ADMINISTRATIVE DEMOTION SUMMARY

A1C: Member was administratively demoted for Failure to Keep Fit. His disciplinary history included placement on a Control Roster, establishment of an Unfavorable Information File (UIF), two LORs, and one LOC. He was demoted to Airman (E-2).

SSgt: Member was administratively demoted for Failure to Keep Fit. His disciplinary history included one LOR. He was demoted to Senior Airman (E-4). (See Note)

A1C: Member was administratively demoted for Failure to Keep Fit. His disciplinary history included placement on a Control Roster, establishment of a UIF, six LORs, and two LOCs. He was also previously administratively demoted for Failure to Keep Fit. He was demoted to Airman (E-2).

SrA: Member was administratively demoted for Failure to Fulfill Responsibilities. His disciplinary history included placement on a Control Roster and one LOR. He was demoted to Airman First Class (E-3).

SSgt: Member was administratively demoted for Failure to Fulfill Responsibilities. His disciplinary history included placement on a Control Roster, establishment of a UIF, and one LOR. He was demoted to Senior Airman (E-4).