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Courts-martial, crime and 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 | Jan. 16, 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —

The Army Support Activity Office of the Staff Judge Advocate completed eight Army courts-martial during the months of November 2018 through January 2019.

 

The results of a court-martial are not final until the clemency and/or appeals process is completed. All courts-martial are open to the public.


Maltreatment, Adultery, Indecent Exposure:
A request for discharge was approved in lieu of court martial submitted by an Army sergeant first class for six specifications of maltreatment, one specification of adultery and one specification of indecent exposure. The sergeant first class was reduced to private (E-1) and issued an “Other Than Honorable” discharge from the Army.

Adultery: An Army private first class was found guilty of one specification of adultery.  The private first class was reduced to private (E-2); forfeited $428 pay; and assigned extra duty for seven days.

Failure to Repair: An Army private (E-2) was found guilty of two specifications of failure to repair. The private was reduced to private (E1), with sentence suspended, to be automatically remitted if not vacated on or before Feb. 2; forfeited $382 pay; assigned extra duty for 14 days; was restricted to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship for 14 days; and received an oral reprimand.

Wrongful Use of a Controlled Substance; Making False Official Statement: An Army specialist was found guilty of one specification of wrongful use of a controlled substance and one specification of making a false official statement. The specialist was reduced to private (E-2).

Sexual Assault of a Child: An Army private (E-2) was found guilty at a general court-martial of two specifications of sexual assault of a child. The private was reduced to private (E-1), sentenced to confinement for 12 years, three months; and was given a dishonorable discharge. 

Failure to report; drunk and disorderly: An Army private (E-2) was found guilty of two specifications of failure to report, and one specification of drunk and disorderly. The private forfeited $382 for one month; was assigned extra duty for 14 days; restricted to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship for 14 days; and received an oral reprimand.

Adultery: An Army sergeant was found guilty of one specification of adultery. The sergeant was reduced specialist; received extra duty for 45 days; and was given a written reprimand.    

Adultery: An Army sergeant was found guilty of one specification of adultery and was reduced to specialist. 

During the months of November 2018 through January 2019, 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. Officers may not be reduced in rank as a punishment.

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 the months of October-November 2018.

Failure to Report; Failure to Obey an Order from a Noncommissioned Officer: An Army specialist was found guilty of one specification of failure to report and two specifications of failure to obey an order from a noncommissioned officer. The specialist received the following punishment: extra duty for five days; restriction to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship for five days.  

Failure to Obey an Order or Regulation: An Army specialist was found guilty of three specifications of failure to obey an order or regulation and received extra duty for 30 days.   

Failure to Obey an Order or Regulation; Failure to Obey an Order from a NCO; Making a False Official Statement: An Army private first class was found guilty of one specification of failure to obey an order or regulation, one specification of failure to obey an order from a noncommissioned officer and one specification of making a false official statement. The private first class was reduced to private (E-2).  

Failure to Obey an Order from a Noncommissioned Officer; Failure to Obey an Order or Regulation: An Army private first class was found guilty of two specifications of failure to obey an order from a noncommissioned officer, as well as one specification of failure to obey an order or regulation. The private first class received extra duty for 12 days; restriction to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility and place of worship for 12 days.   

Failure to Report; Failure to Obey an Order from an NCO: An Army private was found guilty of two specifications of failure to report, and one specification of failure to obey an order from a noncommissioned officer. The private received extra duty for 12 days; restriction to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship for 12 days.