NEWS | Aug. 24, 2015

Justice Files: Article 15's (July 2015)

By Joint Base Charleston legal office

The below Airmen of Joint Base Charleston were offered and accepted non-judicial punishment pursuant to Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the month of July.

Airmen offered NJP by their commander may either accept the NJP, and be judged by their commander as to their guilt or innocence as well as the appropriate punishment, or decline the NJP and demand a trial by court martial. The punishments that can be imposed as a part of NJP depend on the rank of the accused airman and the commander who will impose punishment, but can be as much as a reduction in rank to E1, 30 days correctional custody, forfeiture of half of one month's pay per month for two months, 60 days restriction, 45 days extra duties, and a reprimand.

473th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
An airman received non-judicial punishment for a violation of Article 134, drunk and disorderly, Article 95, resisting apprehension, and Article 108, damage to military property over $500.  Punishment consisted of reduction to forfeiture of $867 pay per month for two months suspended under the condition that the member complete payment of $1,487 to the Air Force by Jan. 15, 2016, 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

15th Airlift Squadron
An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for violation of Article 134, underage drinking. Punishment consisted of reduction to the rank of airman suspended, restriction to Joint Base Charleston for 30 days (15 days suspended), and a reprimand.

628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for violation of Article 92, negligent dereliction. Member failed to check the emergency equipment carts, as it was his duty to do so.  Punishment consisted of reduction in rank to airman, forfeiture of $867 pay per month for two months suspended, and a reprimand. 

628th Medical Support Squadron
An airman received non-judicial punishment for violation of Article 112a, wrongful use of amphetamine. Punishment consisted of reduction in rank to airman basic, forfeiture of $750 pay, and a reprimand. 

628th Logistics Readiness Squadron
A senior airman received non-judicial punishment for violation of Article 92, failure to go. Punishment consisted of reduction to Airman First Class, forfeiture of $1,027.00 pay suspended, 15 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

An airman first class received non-judicial punishment for violation of Article 112a, wrongful use of marijuana. Punishment consisted of reduction in rank to airman first class, with reduction to airman suspended, forfeiture of $867 pay suspended, 15 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

628th Medical Operation Squadron
A senior airman received non-judicial punishment for violation of Article 92, willful dereliction, Article 134, violation of a federal law. Member brought a person who was ordered not to re-enter Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and allowed him to reside with her. Punishment consisted of reduction to airman first class suspended, and a reprimand.