NEWS | June 1, 2011

Justice Files

By Airman 1st Class Maechelle Shuler Joint Base Charleston Staff Judge Advocate's Office

Court-Martial

Airman 1st Class Dustin Miller from the 628th Security Forces Squadron was found guilty at a General Court-Martial of three charges; Article 80 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for attempted murder, Article 128 of the UCMJ for assault with a loaded firearm and Article 134 of the UCMJ for attempting to commit murder by assault. He was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, confinement for 11 years, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a reduction to E-1.

Staff Sgt. Adam Ruyle from the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was found guilty at a Special Court-Martial of three charges; Article 86 of the UCMJ for Absent Without Leave, Article 92 of the UCMJ for misuse of his Government Travel Card and Article 107 of the UCMJ for making a false official statement. He was sentenced to six months confinement, reduction to E-1, and a bad conduct discharge.

Article 15s

Members of Joint Base Charleston received the following non judicial punishments under Article 15 of the UCMJ from January through April 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. 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.

A Senior Airman from the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron received an Article 15 for willful dereliction of duty. He received suspended forfeitures of $975.00 for two months, suspended reduction to Airman 1st Class, and a reprimand.

A Staff Sergeant from the 628th Security Forces Squadron received an Article 15 for failing to go to his appointed place of duty at the time prescribed. His punishment included reduction to senior airman and a reprimand.

An Airman 1st Class from the 628th Contracting Squadron received an Article 15 for willful dereliction of duty. He received a suspended reduction to airman, forfeiture of $172.00 for two months, restriction to Joint Base Charleston for 10 days and a reprimand.

Five Airmen 1st Class from the 437th AMXS received Article 15s for smoking Spice. Their punishment consisted of reduction to the grade of airman basic, 30 days restriction to Joint Base Charleston, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand. These Airmen were subsequently discharged from the U. S. Air Force with a general discharge.

A Senior Airman from 437 AMXS received an Article 15 for GTC abuse. He received a suspended reduction to Airmen 1st Class, forfeiture of $975.00, 30 days extra duty (15 days suspended), and a reprimand.

An Airman 1st Class from 437 AMXS received an Article 15 for failing to maintain clean quarters. He received a reduction to the grade of Airman, forfeiture of $822.00 pay per month for two months (suspended), 14 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

An Airman First Class from 437 AMXS was caught providing alcohol to underage individuals and failed to maintain clean quarters and was punished with reduction to Airman Basic (with reduction below Airman suspended), 45 days extra duty (15 days suspended) and a reprimand.

A Senior Airman from 437 AMXS made provoking speeches and threats and assaulted three other Airmen. He was reduced to Airman (below A1C suspended), given 45 days extra duty, forfeiture of $822.00 for two months (suspended), and a reprimand.

An Airman 1st Class from 437 AMXS failed to go to his appointed place of duty on two separate occasions and was reduced in rank to Airman, given forfeiture of $822 for two months (suspended), 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

An Airman 1st Class from 437 AMXS failed to properly perform his job, and then made a false official statement when questioned about it. He was reduced to Airman, given forfeiture of $822 for two months (suspended), 15 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

A Staff Sergeant from 437th MXS failed to go to his place of duty, and conspired with subordinate Airmen to make false official statements about the incident. He was given a suspended reduction to Senior Airman, forfeiture of $200.00 for two months, and a reprimand.

A Technical Sergeant from the 437th Aerial Port Squadron failed to obey a no contact order and was reduced to Staff Sergeant, given forfeiture of $1,462.00 x two months (suspended), 45 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

A Staff Sergeant from the 437 APS assaulted his spouse and was punished with a suspended reduction to Senior Airman, forfeiture of $1,162.00 for 2 months (suspended), 45 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

A Staff Sergeant from the 14th Airlift Squadron was caught being drunk and disorderly while on a temporary duty assignment in Germany. He was given a suspended reduction to Senior Airman, forfeiture of $789.00, and a reprimand.