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Military Justice Update: 1st quarter 2017

 

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The following actions were taken against members of the Schriever Air Force Base community under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other Air Force regulations from January 1 to March 31, 2017.

 

These incidents serve as a reminder of the expectations that exist for members of the Wing.  They demonstrate the real consequences for those who violate the law and Air Force regulations.  There is no standard punishment when an action is taken.  Rather, each finding and punishment decision is based on the unique facts and circumstances of the incident, as well as the member’s individual circumstances and any response the member provides.

 

ARTICLE 15s:

 

INCIDENT 1:  A captain received an Article 15 for failing to report to their place of duty on multiple occasions, and for providing a false official statement on multiple occasions.  The individual’s punishment was a forfeiture of $2,970.00 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 2:  A first lieutenant received an Article 15 for failing to report to their place of duty and for conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.  The individual’s punishment was a forfeiture of $1,991.00 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 3:  A technical sergeant received an Article 15 for violating a lawful written order and for signing a false official record.  The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to E-5, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 4:  A technical sergeant received an Article 15 for dereliction of duty by carrying a camera and taking pictures in the restricted area.  The individual’s punishment was reduction to E-5 and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 5:  A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for failure to obey a lawful order.  The individual’s punishment was reduction to E-4 and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 6:  An Airman first class received an Article 15 for dereliction of duty by failing to complete their in-processing checklist and certification brief.  The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to E-2, three days extra duty and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 7:  An Airman first class received an Article 15 for dereliction of duty by failing to complete their in-processing checklist and certification brief.  The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to E-2, seven days extra duty and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 8:  An Airman first class received an Article 15 for dereliction of duty by failing to complete their in-processing checklist and certification brief.  The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to E-2, seven days extra duty and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 9:  An Airman first class received an Article 15 for dereliction of duty by failing to complete their in-processing checklist and certification brief.  The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to E-2, seven days extra duty and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 10:  An Airman first class received an Article 15 for larceny of non-military property of a value of about $500.  The individual’s punishment was reduction to E-2, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 11:  An Airman first class received an Article 15 for making a false official statement to investigators.  The individual’s punishment was 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DISCHARGES:

 

Under Honorable Conditions (General):  An Airman first class was administratively discharged for minor disciplinary infractions and Fraudulent Entry. 

Under Honorable Conditions (General):  An Airman was administratively discharged for drug abuse, specifically for wrongful use of marijuana.

Honorable Discharge:  An Airman was administratively discharged for adjustment disorders that significantly impaired their ability to function in the military environment.

Honorable Discharge: An Airman first class was administratively discharged for personality disorders that significantly impaired their ability to function in the military environment.  

IN CLOSING:  Please do not hesitate to use first sergeants, the chaplain, the Airman and Family Readiness Center, and the Health and Wellness Center for assistance in all areas of your life.  You can also learn from the mistakes of your peers.  Failing to report to work, failing to go to your appointments, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to obey orders and continued failure to maintain Air Force minimum physical fitness standards may result in disciplinary action and/or administrative discharge.  Whether you are an Airman Basic, a non-commissioned officer or an officer, everyone is expected to maintain Air Force standards.  Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action or even separation from the Air Force.  Please utilize the numerous support systems the Air Force provides to ensure you have a successful Air Force career.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact the 50th Space Wing Legal Office at 567-5050.

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