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Crime, punishment at Joint Base San Antonio

By 502nd Air Base Wing Legal Office & Army Support Activity Office of the Staff Judge Advocate | 502nd Air Base Wing Legal Office & Army Support Activity Office of the Staff Judge Advocate | Dec. 18, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —

During the month of November, Joint Base San Antonio Air Force and Army commanders administered a variety of 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 usual-ly lasts six months unless a lesser amount is specified.

Adultery; Communicate Threat; Assault Consummated By Battery: An Air Force staff sergeant engaged in an adulterous relationship with a subordinate. During an altercation with the subordinate’s spouse, the staff sergeant shoved and threatened the spouse. The member received a reduction to senior airman, forfeiture of $1,267 pay per month for two months (suspended), 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

Firearm Discharge: An airman first class negligently discharged a firearm while he was clearing his weapon. The member received a reduction to airman (suspended), forfeiture of $896 pay per month for two months (suspended) and a reprimand.

Adultery: An airman first class engaged in an adulterous relationship with a supervisor. The member received a reduction to airman, forfeiture of $896 pay per month for two months (suspended), 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

Drunk Driving: A senior airman was arrested off-base for driving under the influence of alcohol. The member received a reduction to airman first class (reduction to airman suspended), forfeiture of $896 pay per month for two months (suspended) and a reprimand.

Absent Without Leave; Disobeying an NCO, Larceny: An airman first class was late to the member’s place of duty, took a shower curtain belonging to someone else and did not comply with an order given by an NCO. The member received a reduction to airman, forfeiture of $896 pay per month for two months (suspended) and a reprimand.

Dereliction of Duty: A technical sergeant accessed health information without proper authority. The member received a reduction to staff sergeant, 15 days extra duty (suspended) and a reprimand.

Fleeing Apprehension; Drug Possession: An airman first class in technical training ran from armed forces police officers and possessed marijuana. The member received a reduction to airman basic, Forfeiture of $799 pay (suspended), 14 days extra duty, 14 days restriction to base and a reprimand

Willfully Disobeying A Superior Commissioned Officer, Sexual Assault and Abusive Sexual Contact: An Army specialist was found guilty at a general court-martial of two specifications of willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, two specifications of sexual assault, and one specification of abusive sexual contact. The specialist received the following punishment: Reduction to the grade of Private (E-1), forfeiture of all pay and allowances, confinement for eight years and to be dishonorably discharged.

False Official Statement: An Army specialist was found guilty of two specifications of false official statements. The Soldier received extra duty for 14 days, restriction for seven days to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship and an oral reprimand.

Failure To Obey Order Or Regulation: An Army specialist was found guilty of one specification of failure to obey an order or regulation.  The specialist received extra duty for 14 days, restriction for 14 days to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship and an oral reprimand.

Failure To Obey Order Or Regulation: An Army sergeant was found guilty of one specification of failure to obey an order or regulation.  The sergeant received extra duty for 14 days, restriction for 14 days to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship and an oral reprimand.

Failure To Obey Order Or Regulation: An Army sergeant was found guilty of one specification of failure to obey an order or regulation.  The Soldier received extra duty for 14 days, restriction for 14 days to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship and an oral reprimand.

Absence Without Leave: An Army private first class was found guilty of one specification of absence without leave. The Soldier received extra duty for seven days, restriction for seven days to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship and an oral reprimand.

Underage Drinking: An Army private first class was found guilty of one specification of underage drinking.  The Soldier received the punishment of reduction to the grade of Private (E-2), forfeiture of $896 pay per month for two months, suspended for six months, extra duty for 35 days and restriction for 15 days to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility and place of worship.

Forgery: An Army sergeant was found guilty of two specifications of forgery and received extra duty for 14 days, suspended, and an oral reprimand.

Wrongful Use of a Controlled Substance, False Official Statement: An Army private (E-2) was found guilty of one specification of wrongful use of marijuana and one specification of making a false official statement.  The private was also guilty of the wrongful use of cocaine.  The private was reduced to the grade of private (E-1), forfeiture of $799 pay for two months with $799 suspended for 180 days, extra duty for 45 days (suspended), restriction to the limits of the company area, dining/medical facility and place of worship for 15 days as well as an oral reprimand.