NEWS | Sept. 6, 2011

Justice Files: Order and discipline at Joint Base Charleston

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

Air Force members of 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 July and August, 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

Airman 1st Class Morgan E.R. Cartwright, 628th Communications Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to his pleas for violations of Article 121, UCMJ, wrongful appropriation. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was confinement for 30 days, reduction to the grade of E-1, forfeiture of $978 of pay per month for three months and restriction to Joint Base Charleston for two months.

Master Sgt. William Wilcox, 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron, was convicted at a Special Court-Martial pursuant to his plea for a violation of Article 134, UCMJ, adultery. Punishment adjudged at the court-martial was a reduction to the grade of E-5.

Non-Judicial Punishment

373rd 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 pay 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 Aerial Port Squadron
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, 10 days extra duty and a reprimand. Additionally, this member was discharged for drug use.

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
An Airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 111, drunken driving. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Airman Basic, suspended forfeiture of $733 pay for two months, restriction to base for 45 days with 15 days suspended, 45 days extra duty with 15 days suspended and a reprimand.

An Airman First Class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 111, drunken driving. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Airman, suspended forfeiture of $822 pay for two months, restriction to base for 45 days with 15 days suspended, 45 days extra duty with 15 days suspended and a reprimand.

An Airman First 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, restriction to base for 14 days, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

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

437th Maintenance Operations Squadron
A Senior Airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 134, adultery. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to Airman First Class and a reprimand.

437th Maintenance Squadron
An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for violations of Article 86, failure to go and failing to go to the duty location at prescribed time. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Airman and a reprimand.

437th Operations Support Squadron
A Staff Sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, sleeping on duty. Punishment imposed consisted of 29 days extra duty and a reprimand.

628th Logistics Readiness Squadron
An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for violations of Article 86, failure to go, failing to go to duty location at prescribed time and Article 107, false official statement. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Airman, suspended forfeiture of $822 pay for two months, restriction to base for 30 days, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for violations of Article 92, dereliction of duty, driving with a suspended driver's license and having open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle. Punishment imposed consisted of reduction to the grade of Airman, suspended forfeiture of $822 pay for two months and 30 days extra duty.

628th Security Forces Squadron
An Airman 1st Class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, failing to maintain dorm room in a livable manner, and a violation of Article 86, failure to go. Punishment imposed consisted of forfeiture of $600 pay for two months with one month suspended, 10 days extra duty and a reprimand.

817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Det 2
A Lieutenant Colonel received nonjudicial punishment for violations of Article 92, failure to obey lawful order (alcohol in quarters) and a failure to obey lawful order (consuming more than two drinks with alcohol in a 24-hour period). Punishment imposed consisted of forfeiture of $3,928 pay per month for two months with any pay in excess of $2000 suspended and a reprimand.