NEWS | Nov. 4, 2011

Good Order and Discipline at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base

By 628th Air Base Wing Staff Judge Advocate's office

Air Force members on Joint Base Charleston received the following punishment at courts-martial and Non-Judicial Punishments under Article 15 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice during September through October 2011. 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.

Courts-Martial

Senior Airman John T. Smith, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to his pleas for violations of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice and providing alcohol to individuals under the legal age of 21 years old and violations of Article 112a, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Ecstasy, marijuana and Xanax. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was confinement for six months, reduction to the grade of E-2 and forfeiture of $1,096 for six months.

Senior Airman Christopher W. Holland, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to his pleas for violations of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice and providing alcohol to individuals under the legal age of 21 years old and violations of Article 112a, UCMJ for wrongfully using Ecstasy, marijuana and Xanax. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was hard labor without confinement for 90 days and reduction to the grade of E-1.

Airman 1st Class Richard Rackley, III, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to a finding of guilty for a violation of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was confinement for one month, reduction to the grade of E-1, forfeiture of $978 for six months, and restriction to Joint Base Charleston for two months.

Airman 1st Class Karll T. Lecher, 628th Security Forces Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to his plea for a violation of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was confinement for 14 days, reduction to the grade of E-1, and forfeiture of $500 for one month.

Airman 1st Class Gregory A. Jackson, Jr., 628th Security Forces Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to a finding of guilty for a violation of Article 92, UCMJ, for wrongfully using Spice. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was confinement for 60 days, and reduction to the grade of E-1.

Non-Judicial Punishment

17th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing

A Senior Airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 112a, wrongful use of marijuana. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to Airman 1st Class, suspended forfeiture of $975 pay for two months, and a reprimand.

373d Training Squadron

An Airman Basic received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, underage drinking. Punishment imposed consisted of forfeiture of $342 and a reprimand.

An Airman Basic received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 86, Absent Without Leave three days or less. Punishment imposed consisted of forfeiture of $342, restriction to base for 14 days, 14 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, underage drinking. Punishment imposed consisted of suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $383 and a reprimand.

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, providing alcohol to minors. Punishment imposed consisted of suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $150, restriction to base for 14 days, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, underage drinking. Punishment imposed consisted of suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $150, restriction to base for 14 days, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

A Staff Sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 111, drunken driving. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Senior Airman, suspended forfeiture of $1162 pay for two months, 45 days extra duty with 15 days suspended and a reprimand.

437th Maintenance Squadron,

A Senior Airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 134, adultery. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to Airman 1st Class and a reprimand.

628th Security Forces Squadron

A Senior Airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, sleeping on duty. Punishment imposed consisted of suspended reduction to the grade of Airman 1st Class and a reprimand.