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March 22, 2013

January Justice Files

355th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate

Each month, the legal office publishes the results of actions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice completed during the previous month. Specific individuals who received Nonjudicial Punishment are not identified.

Article 15 Actions: During January 2013, D-M commanders administered three Nonjudicial Punishment actions under Article 15 of the UCMJ. The punishments imposed reflect the commander’s determination of an appropriate punishment after considering the circumstances of the offense and the offender’s record. A “suspended” punishment does not take effect unless the offender engages in additional misconduct or fails to satisfy the conditions of the suspension. The suspension period usually lasts for six months unless a lesser amount is specified.

Failure to Obey – An airman first class received a suspended reduction to the grade of airman, suspended forfeitures of $849 pay per month for two months, 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

Failure to Obey – An airman first class received a suspended reduction to the grade of airman, 10 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

False Official Statement – A technical sergeant received a reduction to the grad of staff sergeant and 45 days extra duty.

Courts-martial: 

All courts-martial are open to the public. If you would like to attend one, please visit our website at http://www.afjag.af.mil/docket/index.asp for more information.

1) Senior Airman Matthew R. Bayse, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was tried by special court-martial on 23-24 January 2013. He was charged with failure to obey a lawful order for breaking a no contact order and drunk driving. He plead not guilty to the charges. He was found guilty of both charges by a military judge. He was sentenced by the judge to forfeit $500 pay per month for two months and 83 days of confinement.

2) Senior Airman Andrew S. McClung, 355th Operations Support Squadron, was tried by special court-martial on 16 January 2013. He was charged with drunk driving. He plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced by the military judge to reduction to the grade of airman first class, forfeiture of $200 pay per month for two months, 20 days confinement, and 20 days hard labor without confinement.

3) Staff Sergeant Joanna McCree, 612th Air and Space Operations Center, was tried by special court-martial on 25 January 2013. She was charged with drunk driving and child endangerment. She plead guilty to the charges and was sentenced by a military judge to reduction to the grade of senior airman, 10 days confinement, 60 days hard labor without confinement, 60 days restriction to the limits of D-M, and a reprimand.

4) Major Robert M. Turner, 214th Reconnaissance Squadron, was tried by special court-martial on 29-31 January 2013. He was charged with disrespect toward a superior commissioned officer and assaulting a superior commissioned officer. He plead not guilty to the charges and tried by a panel of officer members. He was found guilty of the chargers sentenced by the members to forfeiture of $4,855 pay per month for one month, and a reprimand.




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