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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 | May 6, 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —

During the months of March and April 2019, 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. 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

Failure to Report, Disobeying a NCO: An Army specialist was found guilty of four specifications of failure to report and one specification of disobeying a noncommissioned officer. The specialist was reduced to private first class; received extra duty for 12 days; and was restricted to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship for 12 days. 

Driving Under the Influence, Drinking while Underage, Speeding: An Army private (E-2) was found guilty of one specification of drunken operation of a vehicle, one specification of drinking while under the age of 21 and one specification of driving at a speed greater than the posted speed limit. The private was reduced to private (E-1); received extra duty for 45 days; was restricted to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship for 45 days; and received an oral reprimand.       

Failure to Report, Violating a General Regulation: An Army private (E-2) was found guilty of one specification of failure to report and one specification of violating a general regulation. The private received extra duty for 7 days; was restricted to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship for 7 days; and received an oral reprimand.    

Violating a General Regulation, Assault: An Army specialist was found guilty of one specification of violating a general regulation and one specification of assault. The specialist was reduced to private first class; received extra duty for 30 days; was restricted to the limits of company area, dining/medical facility, and place of worship for 45 days; and received an oral reprimand.           

Failure to Report: An Army specialist was found guilty of two specifications of failure to report. The specialist was reduced to private first class and received extra duty for 20 days.            

Wrongful Use of an Illegal Substance: An Army specialist was found guilty of one specification wrongful use of an illegal substance and was reduced to private first class.

Violating a General Regulation: An Army private (E-2) was found guilty of one specification of violating a general regulation and was reduced to private (E-1); received extra duty for 30 days; and received an oral reprimand.   

Violating a General Regulation: An Army specialist was found guilty of one specification of violating a general regulation and was reduced to private first class; received extra duty for 45 days; and received a written reprimand.