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Crime and punishment at Joint Base San Antonio

By 502nd Air Base Wing Stuff Judge Advocate | 502nd Air Base Wing Stuff Judge Advocate | May 12, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —

During the month of April, Joint Base San Antonio commanders administered 26 non-judicial punishment actions under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The punishments imposed reflect the commander’s determination of an appropriate punishment after considering the circumstances of the offense and the offender’s record.

A “suspended” punishment does not take effect unless the offender engages in additional misconduct or fails to satisfy the conditions of the suspension. The suspension period usually last six months unless a lesser amount is specified. Administrative discharge may also be an option for commanders after the conclusion of an Article 15, depending on the circumstances.

The following are some of the non-judicial punishment actions that closed out during April. Decisions regarding discharge are not included.

Drunken driving: A senior airman drove a vehicle while intoxicated. The member received a reduction to airman first class and a reprimand.

Wrongful use of marijuana: A senior airman wrongfully used marijuana. The member received a reduction to airman first class, forfeitures of $1,062 pay (suspended) and a reprimand.

Solicitation of a prostitute: An airman first class was caught soliciting a prostitute. The member received a reduction to airman (suspended), forfeitures of $896 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

Underage drinking: An airman first class in technical training consumed alcohol while under the age of 21. The member received a reduction to airman, forfeitures of $896 pay per month for two months (suspended), seven days extra duty, seven days restriction to base and a reprimand.

Larceny: An airman first class in technical training stole makeup from the base exchange. The member received forfeitures of $799 pay per month for two months (one month suspended), 15 days extra duty, 30 days restriction to base and a reprimand.

False official statement: A staff sergeant lied to supervision about the status of his progress on his Community College of the Air Force degree. The member received a reduction to senior airman (suspended), forfeitures of $1,000 pay and a reprimand.

Drunk and disorderly: An airman first class in technical training urinated in a dormitory hallway while intoxicated. The member received a reduction to airman (suspended), forfeitures of $418 pay and a reprimand.

Battery: An airman first class in technical training struck another airman in the face. The member received forfeitures of $300 pay, 20 days restriction to base and a reprimand.