NEWS | Sept. 19, 2012

Good order and discipline at Joint Base Charleston

By 628th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Courts-martial
There was one court-martial of an Airman at Joint Base Charleston completed between July and August, 2012.

437th Aerial Port Squadron
A senior airman was found guilty by a military judge alone of the following offenses: violation of Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, failure to obey an order, in that the member provided alcohol to an individual under the age of 21; abusive sexual contact with a child 12 to 16 years old, aggravated sexual assault of a child 12 to 16 years old, and indecent acts with a minor, all in violation of Article 120 of the UCMJ; and possession of child pornography in violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ. Punishment imposed consisted of a bad conduct discharge, three years confinement, reduction to E-1 and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

Non-Judicial Punishment
Members of JB Charleston received the following non-judicial punishments under Article 15 of the UCMJ during July and August, 2012. 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.

628th Logistics Readiness Squadron
An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for stealing a ring set valued at $7.99 from the AAFES Exchange. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Airman, suspended forfeiture of $835 pay per month for two months, suspended restriction to the limits of JB Charleston for 30 days, 30 days extra duty with 17 days suspended and a reprimand.

A staff sergeant received non-judicial punishment for being drunk and disorderly. Punishment included a reduction to the grade of senior airman, suspended forfeiture of $1,181 pay per month for two months, 15 days extra duty and a reprimand.

628th Security Forces Squadron
A senior airman received non-judicial punishment for the wrongful use of steroids. Punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman first class and a reprimand.
An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for making a false official statement regarding the location of the member's husband who was absent without leave from another base. Punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of airman, 10 days extra duty and a reprimand.

437th Aerial Port Squadron
A senior airman received non-judicial punishment for stealing hair products valued at $19.26. Punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman first class, suspended forfeiture of $990 pay per month for two months, 15 days restriction to the limits of JB Charleston, 15 days extra duty and a reprimand.

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for operating a vehicle while drunk. Punishment included a reduction to the grade of airman, suspended forfeiture of $835 pay per month for two months, restriction to the limits of JB Charleston for 45 days with 15 days suspended, 45 days extra duty with 15 days suspended and a reprimand.

437th Operations Support Squadron
A senior Airman received non-judicial punishment for being derelict in the performance of assigned duties by taking leave, but not putting leave into leave web. Punishment included a suspended reduction to airman first class, 39 days extra duty with 24 days suspended and a reprimand.

14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing
An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for being absent from his assigned unit without authority. Punishment included a suspended reduction to the grade of airman and a reprimand.