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Schriever Sentinel

Military Justice update: Learn from others’ mistakes

50th Space Wing Legal Office

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The following actions were taken against members of the Schriever Air Force Base community under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other Air Force regulations from Jan. 1 ­­— March 31.

These incidents serve as a reminder of the expectations that exist for members of the wing. They demonstrate the real consequences for those who violate the law and our Air Force regulations. There is no standard punishment when an action is taken. Rather, each finding and punishment decision is based on the unique facts and circumstances of the incident, as well as the member’s individual circumstances, and any response the member provides.

Courts Martial

An airman first class from the 4th Space Operations Squadron was acquitted by a Special Court-Martial of Article 112a, wrongful use of cocaine.

Article 15

A staff sergeant from 50th space wing staff agencies received an Article 15 for Article 128, assault. The individual’s punishment was a suspended reduction to the grade of senior airman and a reprimand.

Administrative Discharges

Honorable Discharge: A senior airman was administratively discharged for a condition that significantly impaired his ability to function in the military environment.

In closing, please do not hesitate to use first sergeants, the Chaplain, the Airman and Family Readiness Center and the Health and Wellness Center for assistance in all areas of your life. You can also learn from the mistakes of your peers.

Whether you are an airman basic, a non-commissioned officer or an officer, everyone is expected to maintain Air Force standards. Leaving your appointed place of duty without permission, failure to maintain dress and appearance standards (to include maintaining proper uniform combinations), creating a hostile work environment, failure to obey orders, wrongful use of illegal drugs, fraternization between officers and enlisted members and failure to maintain Air Force minimum physical fitness standards are all examples of offenses that may result in disciplinary action and/or administrative discharge.

Please utilize the numerous support systems the Air Force provides to ensure you have a successful Air Force career. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Wing Legal Office at DSN 719-560-5050.

Military Justice update: Learn from others’ mistakes
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