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Crime and punishment at Joint Base San Antonio

| Joint Base San Antonio Judge Advocate General, Office of Staff Judge Advocate, Army Support Activity | Sept. 15, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —

During the months of August and September, Air Force and Army commanders at Joint Base San Antonio administered a number of nonjudicial 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 lasts six months unless a lesser amount is specified

The following are some of the non-judicial punishment actions that closed out during August and September 2017.

False Official Statement x 2: An airman first class altered a memo for record from a PTL and lied to his supervisor regarding the scores received on a fitness assessment. The member received a reduction to E-2 (E-1 suspended), forfeiture of $799 pay per month for two months (suspended), and a reprimand.

Assault and Battery, Indecent Language: An airman basic in basic military training struck another trainee on the face using his fists and used racial slurs. The member received forfeited $370 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

Absent Without Leave: An airman first class in technical training went to Las Vegas without approved leave. The member received a reduction to E-2, forfeits $896 pay per month for two months (one month suspended), extra duty for 15 days, restriction to base for 30 days and a reprimand.

Maltreatment: A technical sergeant attempted to kiss a direct subordinate. The member forfeited $1,898 pay per month for two months (suspended) and a reprimand.

Dereliction of Duty: An airman basic in technical training allowed a member of the opposite sex into her dorm room with the door shut. The member received forfeitures of $345 pay, restriction to base for 14 days and a reprimand.

Underage Drinking: An airman first class in technical training consumed alcohol while under the age of 21. The member received forfeitures of $942 pay per month for two months (suspended), restriction to base for 14 days and a reprimand.

Use of a Controlled Substance: An airman first class in technical training tested positive for D-amphetamine. The member received forfeiture of $209 pay, extra duty for 14 days, restriction to base for 14 days and a reprimand.

Larceny/Failure to Go to Appointed Place of duty/Dereliction of Duty: An Army specialist was found guilty of two specifications stealing property of the Army and Air Force Exchange Services, one specification of dereliction of duty and one specification of failure to go, without authority, at the time prescribed to her appointed place of duty. The specialist was reduced to the rank of private first class and given forfeiture of $467 pay, extra duty for 14 days, as well as restriction to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility and place of worship for 14 days.  

Disrespect to a Noncommissioned Officer/Dereliction of Duty: An Army private first class was found guilty of two specifications of disrespect to a noncommissioned officer and one specification of dereliction of duty. The private first class was reduced to the rank of private and given forfeiture of $799 pay for two months, suspended, extra duty for 45 days, restriction to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility and place of worship for 45 days and an oral reprimand.   

Drunk on Duty/Failure to Go to Appointed Place of Duty: An Army sergeant was found guilty of one specification of being drunk on duty and six specifications of failure to go, without authority, at the time prescribed to his appointed place of duty. The sergeant was reduced to the rank of specialist and given forfeiture of $1,267 pay for two months, suspended, extra duty for 45 days, and restriction to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility and place of worship for 45 days, suspended. 

False Official Statement/ Failure to Go to Appointed Place of Duty: An Army private first class was found guilty of two specifications of making false official statements and two specifications of failure to go, without authority, at the time prescribed to her appointed place of duty. The private first class was reduced to the rank of private and given forfeiture of $418 pay, and extra duty for 14 days, suspended.