NEWS | March 13, 2013

Justice Files released for January, February

By Airman 1st Class Kendra Humes 628th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Members of Joint Base Charleston received the following non-judicial punishments under Article 15 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice during the months of January and February, 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 offenses, the commander then determines the member's punishment based on the severity of the offenses, the circumstances surrounding the offense, previous misconduct and any matters in mitigation or extenuation presented by the member.

An airman first class from the 628th Security Forces Squadron received an Article 15 with one specification in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ, failure to obey a lawful order, by leaving the member's room while on 24-hour quarters after being instructed not to leave unless the member were going to the dining facility or the medical clinic. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of airman, 10 days extra duty suspended, 10 days restriction to the limits of JB Charleston and a reprimand.

An airman basic from the 373rd Training Squadron received an Article 15 with one specification, in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ, for possessing and consuming alcohol in their dormitory. The member's punishment consisted of forfeiture of $347 pay, 14 days restriction to the limits of JB Charleston suspended, seven days extra duty and a reprimand.

An airman first class from the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron received an Article 15 with one specification in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ, having an unauthorized guest in the member's dorm room, and one specification, in violation of Article 112a of the UCMJ, wrongful use of a controlled substance. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of airman basic, with reduction below airman suspended, forfeiture of $758 pay per month for two months suspended, 30 days restriction to the limits of JB Charleston, 15 days extra duty and a reprimand.

A staff sergeant from the 437th Aerial Port Squadron received an Article 15 with one specification in violation of Article 107 of the UCMJ, for signing a false official statement. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of senior airman suspended, forfeiture of $1,201 pay per month for two months suspended and a reprimand.

An airman first class from the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron received an Article 15 with one specification in violation of Article 86 of the UCMJ, for failure to go at the time prescribed to the member's appointed place of duty, and two specifications in violation of Article 134, for consuming alcohol under the legal drinking age of 21. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of airman basic with reduction below airman suspended, forfeiture of $835 pay per month for two months suspended, 15 days extra duty and a reprimand.

An airman first class from the 437th APS received an Article 15 with two specifications in violation of Article 108 of the UCMJ, for willfully damaging military property, and one specification in violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ, for consuming alcohol under the legal drinking age of 21. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of airman basic with reduction below airman suspended, forfeiture of $745 pay per month for two months suspended, 10 days extra duty suspended and a reprimand.

A senior airman from the 437th AMXS received an Article 15 with one specification, in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ, for failure to obey a lawful order by wrongfully using an official government provided vehicle for unofficial personal use. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of airman first class suspended, forfeiture of $990 pay per month for two months suspended, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

A technical sergeant from the 437th AMXS received an Article 15 with one specification in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ, for being derelict in the performance of the member's duties by willfully failing to refrain from using the member's government travel card for official use only. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of staff sergeant suspended, forfeiture of $1,532 pay per month for two months, that portion of the forfeitures in excess of $100 pay per month for one month suspended and a reprimand.

A master sergeant from the 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron received an Article 15 with one specification, in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ, for being derelict in the performance of the member's duties by negligently allowing a staff sergeant to take leave without following the proper leave procedures. The member's punishment consisted of forfeiture of $750 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

An airman from the 628th SFS received an Article 15 with one specification in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ, for failure to obey a lawful general regulation by wrongfully using an over-the-counter medication, contrary to the medication's intended medical purpose or the prescribed dosage, and one specification, in violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ, for contributing to the delinquency of a minor by providing alcohol to someone under the legal drinking age of 21 years old. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of airman basic, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

A staff sergeant from the 437th Maintenance Squadron received an Article 15 with one specification in violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ, for wrongfully soliciting a staff sergeant to enter a false fitness assessment score in the Air Force Fitness Management System for the member. The member's punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of senior airman suspended, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.