NEWS | April 25, 2013

Justice Files released for January through April

By Staff Sgt. Cory Darbonne 628th Air Base Wing Judge Advocate Office

One member of Joint Base Charleston was tried at court-martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice between January and April 2013.

In a General Court-Martial, a staff sergeant from the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron was found guilty by a panel of officer members of the following offense: Wrongful use of oxycodone on diverse occasions, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Article 112a of the UCMJ. For this crime the staff sergeant was sentenced to a reduction to the grade of E-3 and confinement for four months.

Article 15s

Members of JB Charleston received the following non-judicial punishments under Article 15 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice during the months of January and April 2013. The maximum punishment under Article 15 depends on the rank of the member being offered the Article 15 and the rank of the officer imposing punishment. If the commander finds that a military member committed the charged offense, the commander then determines the member's punishment based on the severity of the offense, the circumstances surrounding the offense, previous misconduct, and any matters in mitigation or extenuation presented by the member.
  • An airman first class from the 1st Combat Camera Squadron received an Article 15 for possession and use of marijuana in violation of Article 112a of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman basic with reduction below airman suspended, forfeiture of $758 pay, and a reprimand.
  • A staff sergeant from the 437th Aerial Port Squadron received an Article 15 for entering a false address in Leave Web, in violation of Article 107 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of senior airman, forfeiture of $1,181 pay per month for two months, and a reprimand.
  • A senior airman from the 437th APS received an Article 15 for storing pornographic material on his government computer, in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of airman first class, forfeiture of $1,007 pay per month for two months, and a reprimand.
  • A technical sergeant from the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron received an Article 15 for using his Government Travel Card for unofficial purposes in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of staff sergeant, forfeiture of $1,532.00 pay per month for two months with the portion in excess of $100 suspended, and a reprimand.
  • A senior airman from the 437th Maintenance Squadron received an Article 15 for driving a vehicle on base after having driving privileges suspended in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman first class, 60 days restriction, and a reprimand.
  • A senior airman from the 437th MXS received an Article 15 for asking another member to enter a false fitness assessment score in the Air Force Fitness Management System for him in violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of airman first class, forfeiture of $1,007 pay per month for two months, and a reprimand.
  • A staff sergeant from the 437th MXS received an Article 15 for asking another member to enter a false fitness assessment score in the Air Force Fitness Management System for him in violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of senior airman, 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.
  • A staff sergeant from the 437th MXS received an Article 15 for entering a false fitness assessment score in the Air Force Fitness Management System for himself and two other Airman and making a false official statement in violation of Article 92 and Article 107 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a reduction to the grade of senior airman, suspended forfeiture of $1,201 pay, and a reprimand.
  • A senior airman from the 628th LRS received an Article 15 for changing the number of sit-ups completed on her official fitness score sheet in violation of Article 107 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman first class, suspended forfeiture of $1,007 pay per month for two months, 15 days extra duty, and a reprimand.
  • An airman first class from the 628th LRS received an Article 15 for having an unauthorized visitor in his dorm room in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. The member also tested positive for amphetamines in violation of Article 112a of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman basic with reduction below airman suspended, suspended forfeiture of $758 pay per month for two months, 15 days extra duty, 30 days restriction, and a reprimand.
  • An airman first class from the 628th SFS received an Article 15 for violating restriction to quarters and going off-base to a friend's house and drinking in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman, 10 days restriction suspended, 10 days extra duty, and a reprimand.
  • An airman from the 628th SFS received an Article 15 for providing alcohol to a minor in violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ. The member also used over-the-counter cough medicine known as "Triple C's" in order to get high in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment consisted of a reduction to the grade of airman basic, 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.
  • A staff sergeant from the 628th SFS received an Article 15 for using the 628th SFS Government Purchase Card to buy fuel for his privately owned vehicle for unofficial purposes in violation of Article 121 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment included a reduction to the grade of senior airman, forfeiture of $54 pay, 20 days extra duty, and a reprimand.
  • A senior airman from the 17th Airlift Squadron received an Article 15 for using his Government travel Card for unofficial purposes in the amount of about $11,000 over the span of two years in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. The member's punishment consisted of a reduction to the grade of airman with reduction below airman first class suspended, forfeiture of $849 pay suspended, and a reprimand.
  • A senior airman from the 16th AS received an Article 15 for drinking while on J-1 Alert status in violation of Article 92, of the UCMJ. The member's punishment consisted of a reduction to the grade of airman with reduction below airman first class suspended, forfeiture of $200 pay for two months suspended, 60 days restriction with 30 days suspended, and a reprimand.