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Military justice update for first quarter 2016

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 Jan. 1 to March 31, 2016.

 

These incidents serve as a reminder of the expectations for wing members.  They demonstrate the real consequences for those who violate the law and our 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.

 

COURTS-MARTIAL:

 

A staff sergeant was found not guilty by a military judge at a general court-martial of one specification of sexual assault.

 

ARTICLE 15s:

 

INCIDENT 1:  An airman first class received an Article 15 for larceny of non-military property valued at under $500.  The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $52 and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 2:  A senior airman received an Article 15 for wrongful use of marijuana.  The individual’s punishment was reduction to E-3 and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 3:  An airman first class received an Article 15 for violating a lawful general order for providing alcohol to a minor.  The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to E-2 and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 4:  A senior airman received an Article 15 for failure to go and dereliction of duty for failing to properly submit leave documentation.  The individual’s punishment was reduction to E-3 and a reprimand.

 

INCIDENT 5:  A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for dereliction of duty for failing to secure a building.  The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to E-4 and a reprimand.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DISCHARGES:

 

Honorable discharge:  Two airmen first class were administratively discharged for personality disorders that significantly impaired their ability to function in the military environment.

Honorable discharge: An airman first class was administratively discharged for failing four fitness tests within a 24-month period.  

Under Honorable Conditions (General):  An airman and an airman first class were administratively discharged for minor disciplinary infractions. 

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

Under Other than Honorable Conditions: An airman basic was discharged for a pattern of misconduct that was prejudicial to good order and discipline, which included driving under the influence.

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 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. 

In addition, 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 are subject to 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 separation from the Air Force.  Please use 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 wing legal office at 567-5050.

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