Schriever brings justice with UCMJ actions
/ Published August 20, 2014
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 April 1 to June 30.
These incidents serve as a reminder of the expectations that exist for members of the 50th Space Wing. They demonstrate the real consequences for those who violated the law and our Air Force regulations. There is no standard punishment when an action is taken, so each result is tailored to the unique facts and circumstances of the incident. Commanders consider the underlying facts and issues of each incident, along with the offender's response, in order to determine a just outcome.
An Airman First Class was convicted at a special court-martial of multiple uses of cocaine, and received a sentence of three months confinement, reduction to airman basic, forfeiture of $1,021 per month for three months, and a bad conduct discharge.
An airman first class received an Article 15 for possession of a controlled substance (Spice). The individual's punishment was reduction to E-1 (suspended), 14 days extra duty, and a reprimand.
An airman first class received an Article 15 for being derelict in the performance of his/her duties. The individual negligently failed to keep his/her dormitory room clean and free of fire hazards. The individual's punishment was forfeiture of $858 pay for two months, and a reprimand.
A senior airman received an Article 15 for being derelict in the performance of his/her duties. Specifically, the member was asleep while on duty. The individual's punishment was reduction to airman first class and a reprimand.
Honorable Discharge: A senior airman was administratively discharged for minor disciplinary infractions.
Under Honorable Conditions (General): An airman was administratively discharged for drug abuse, specifically, for wrongfully possessing a controlled substance (Spice).
Under Honorable Conditions (General): A technical sergeant, an airman first class, and an airman were administratively discharged for minor disciplinary infractions.
Under Other than Honorable Conditions: An airman was discharged for drug abuse, specifically, for multiple uses of amphetamine and marijuana.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need some assistance, you can reach out to 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 on time, failing to go to your appointments, drinking underage, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and continued failure to maintain Air Force minimum physical fitness standards will likely result in either disciplinary action or administrative discharge. The Air Force takes fitness very seriously and failing in any one component will result in an overall failure for that test. If you have four failures in a 24-month period, you will be considered for discharge.
Whether you are an airman basic, an NCO or an officer, everyone is expected to maintain Air Force standards. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action or even your separation from the Air Force. Please utilize the numerous support systems the Air Force provides to ensure you have a promising career in the Air Force.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the 50 SW Legal office at 567-5050.