NEWS | Jan. 26, 2015

Justice Files: 2014 Fourth Quarter Article 15's

By 628th Air Base Wing Legal Office

The Airmen of Joint Base Charleston referenced below were offered and accepted nonjudicial punishment pursuant to Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during the fourth quarter of 2014 (October-December). 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 part of the NJP depend on the rank of the accused Airman and the commander who will impose the 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.

15th Airlift Squadron

A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, failure to obey lawful order. Punishment imposed consisted of a reduction in rank to airman first class with reduction to airman suspended, suspended 45 days of restriction and a reprimand.

437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty. Punishment imposed consisted of a suspended reduction in rank to senior airman, forfeiture of $1,213 pay for two months, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, failure to obey lawful order. Punishment imposed consisted of a reduction in rank to airman first class, suspended forfeiture of $1,017 pay for two months, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 111, drunken driving. Punishment consisted of a reduction in rank to airman, suspended forfeitures of $858 pay for two months, 45 days extra duty and a reprimand.

437th Maintenance Squadron

A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for two violations of Article 92, willful dereliction of duty. Punishment consisted of reduction to senior airman and a reprimand.

An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 121, larceny, non-military over $500. Punishment consisted of a reduction in rank to airman basic, with the reduction below airman suspended, restitution of $1803.16 and a reprimand.

628th Force Support Squadron

A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 92, dereliction of duty, misuse of a government travel card. Punishment consisted of a reduction in rank to airman first class suspended, 15 days extra duty and a reprimand.

A senior airman received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 86, failure to go. Punishment consisted of a reduction in rank to airman first class suspended, 15 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

628th Logistic Readiness Squadron

An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 112a, wrongful use of marijuana. Punishment consisted of a reduction in rank to airman basic with reduction below airman suspended, suspended forfeitures of $765 pay per month for two months, and a reprimand.

628th Security Forces Squadron

An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for a violation of Article 86, failure to go. Punishment consisted of a reduction in rank to airman suspended, suspended forfeitures of $858 pay per month for two months, three days extra duty and a reprimand.