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Justice Times: Article 15s at Columbus

Justice Times October

Justice Times October

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

¨ An Airman 1st Class received a reduction to E-1 and a reprimand for dereliction of duty, Article 92; and failure to go, Article 86. The A1C failed to attend a scheduled meeting with the first sergeant and on the same afternoon, the A1C arrived at work without required gear. On a separate occasion, the A1C failed to report a main gate incident through proper channels.

¨ A Senior Airman received reduction to E-3 and a reprimand for negligently discharging a firearm, Article 134. While teaching a weapons class for other military members, the SrA removed his weapon from its holster believing the weapon to be unloaded. In the course of instruction, he pulled the trigger and the weapon discharged. No one was harmed.

NOTE:  The following Article 15 actions closed in a previous quarter,

however due to pending administrative discharge actions we were unable to report on them until now. 

¨ A Lieutenant Colonel was reprimanded and forfeited $4,026 for signing a false official statement, Article 107; dereliction of duty, Article 92; and making a false official statement, Article 107. The Lt. Col. failed to schedule his Fitness Assessment before going on leave. The Lt. Col. returned from leave four days after his FA was due. The Lt. Col. falsely stated that he had attempted to schedule his FA.

¨ A Senior Airman was reprimanded and forfeited $1,225 for signing a false official statement, Article 107; and assault consummated by a battery, Article 128. The SrA was the designated driver for the victim. While driving away from a party and after a conversation, the SrA stopped the car, walked around to the back, opened the door and punched the victim in the face with a closed fist.

¨ An Airman 1st Class was reprimanded and reduced to E-2 for wrongful use of marijuana, Article 112.  The A1C tested positive for THC at 119 ng/ml.

¨ An Airman 1st Class was reduced to E-2, reprimanded, and received a suspended forfeiture of $867 for assault consummated by a battery, Article 128.  The A1C and spouse were involved in a domestic disturbance. The disturbance involved a verbal altercation which may have become physical resulting in minor injuries to one or both parties.

¨ An Airman 1st Class was reduced to E-2, reprimanded, and received a suspended forfeiture of $867 for assault consummated by a battery, Article 128; and provoking speech or gesture, Article 117. The A1C and spouse were involved in a domestic disturbance.

¨ A Senior Airman was reprimanded, given 15 days extra duty, and received a suspended reduction to E-3 for dereliction of duty: neglect, Article 92. Over the course of several months, The SrA had failed to submit 25 Release of Information requests. The SrA had been counseled and received numerous administrative actions prior to this misconduct.