NEWS | Feb. 3, 2015

Justice Files: 2014 Fourth Quarter Administrative Discharges

By 628th Air Base Wing Legal Office

The Airmen of Joint Base Charleston referred to below were involuntarily discharged for performance and/or conduct that demonstrated their lack of potential for further service during the fourth quarter of 2014 (October-December).

Members discharged from their current enlistment with a less than fully Honorable service characterization are not entitled to receive education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill or the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The three types of service characterizations that can be received upon discharge are: Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions (General), and Under Other than Honorable Conditions (UOTHC).

An Honorable service characterization means the member has generally met the Air Force standards of acceptable conduct and performance of duty. Each member should strive to meet and exceed the standards of acceptable performance and conduct in order to receive an Honorable discharge.

An Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization is warranted when significant negative aspects of an Airman's conduct or performance of duty outweigh the positive aspects of the Airman's military record.

The least favorable involuntary administrative discharge is an Under Other Than Honorable Conditions service characterization. A discharge with a UOTHC service characterization reflects that a member's personal conduct fell significantly below acceptable military standards and is the worst possible administrative discharge characterization.

Members receiving a service characterization of less than an Honorable discharge may find their veteran's benefits denied either in whole, or in part, and it may affect their ability to find civilian employment.

15th Airlift Squadron
An airman first class was involuntarily discharged for minor disciplinary infractions after receiving two records of Individual Counseling and two Letters of Reprimand for infractions that included misuse of a government travel card, failure to file a travel claim in a timely manner, failing to pay a GTC bill due to non-sufficient funds, failure to go to the appointed place of duty, and making false official statements. The member received an Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization, which deprives the member of substantially all service connected benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill. 

16th Airlift Squadron
A staff sergeant was involuntarily discharged for failure to meet minimum fitness standards after failing four fitness assessments within 24 months. The member was unable to show significant improvement despite a mandatory conditioning period and did not have any medical conditions precluding the achievement of a passing score in non-exempt portions of the assessment. The member received an Honorable service characterization.

437th Aerial Port Squadron
A senior airman was involuntarily discharged for failure to meet minimum fitness standards after failing four fitness assessments within 24 months.  The member was unable to show significant improvement despite a mandatory conditioning period and did not have any medical conditions precluding the achievement of a passing score in non-exempt portions of the assessment. The member received an Honorable service characterization.

A senior airman was involuntarily discharged for failure to meet minimum fitness standards after failing four fitness assessments within 24 months. The member was unable to show significant improvement despite a mandatory conditioning period and did not have any medical conditions precluding the achievement of a passing score in non-exempt portions of the assessment. The member received an Honorable service characterization.

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
A senior airman was involuntarily discharged for failure to meet minimum fitness standards after failing four fitness assessments within 24 months. The member was unable to show significant improvement despite a mandatory conditioning period and did not have any medical conditions precluding the achievement of a passing score in non-exempt portions of the assessment. The member received an Honorable service characterization.

437th Operation Support Squadron
A senior airman was involuntarily discharged for drug abuse after wrongfully using marijuana. The member received an Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization, which deprives the member of substantially all service connected benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill.
628th Logistics Readiness Squadron
An airman was involuntarily discharged for minor disciplinary infractions after receiving an Article 15 for making a false official statement, drunk driving and incapacitation for duty; and had previously been arrested by civilian authorities in Idaho for driving under the influence. The member received an Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization, which deprives the member of substantially all service connected benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

An airman was involuntarily discharged for drug abuse after wrongfully using marijuana. The member received an Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization, which deprives the member of substantially all service connected benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

628th Security Forces Squadron
An airman first class was involuntarily discharged for failure to meet minimum fitness standards after failing four fitness assessments within 24 months.  The member was unable to show significant improvement despite a mandatory conditioning period and did not have any medical conditions precluding the achievement of a passing score in non-exempt portions of the assessment. The member received an Honorable service characterization.

A senior airman was involuntarily discharged for minor disciplinary infractions after receiving an Article 15 for sleeping on post while deployed and received three Letters of Reprimand for infractions that included failure to pass room inspections; failing to maintain positive control of a command access card, resulting in the wasteful use of temporary keys for dormitory room access; and referred to females in a sexist manner while in the performance of official duties. The member received an Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization, which deprives the member of substantially all service connected benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

A senior airman was involuntarily discharged for a civilian conviction based on a plea and finding of guilty due to assault, which resulted in an adjudged sentence of 364 days confinement with all but five months and 29 days suspended, one year probation and a $300 fine. The member received an Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization which deprives the member of substantially all service connected benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

An airman basic was involuntarily discharged for a serious offense based on a conviction at court-martial for theft of military property over $500. The member received an Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization which deprives the member of substantially all service connected benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill.