Specialists found guilty, are sentenced for various offenses

| September 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Q: Why does the Hawaii Army Weekly publish court-martial findings?

A: The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate releases the results of recent courts-martial for publication to inform the community of military justice trends and to deter future misconduct by Soldiers.


The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, publishes the results of courts-martial to ensure there are no perceptions of unfairness or inequality of punishment.

Recently, a specialist from 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, pled guilty to one specification of Article 86, being absent without leave; and one specification of Article 125, sodomy. The specialist was reduced in rank to private, and was sentenced to confinement for 30 months and will be dishonorably discharged.

A specialist from Company B, Warrior Transition Battalion, Tripler Army Medical Center, pled guilty to two specifications of Article 91, disrespecting a noncommissioned officer; one specification of Article 95, resisting apprehension; one specification of Article 120, wrongful sexual contact; and one specification of Article 128, assault. The specialist was reduced in rank to a private, and sentenced to confinement for 340 days.

In addition to forfeiture of pay, confinement and a punitive discharge, the Soldier will also have a federal conviction that the Soldier must report when filling out a job application. A federal conviction strips the Soldier of many rights, such as the right to purchase and maintain firearms, and the right to vote.



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