Courts-martial results, Feb. 26, 2016: Three receive courts-martial

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Manual for Courts-Martial

The 8th Theater Sustainment Command posts the following courts-martial results:

  • A staff sergeant from Medical Company C, Tripler Army Medical Center, was charged with one specification of conspiring to release a prisoner without consent, dereliction of duties, releasing a prisoner committed to her charge and false official statement.

The staff sergeant hatched a plan with two others to sign an inmate out of Ford Island. While at the brig, the staff sergeant signed a form stating she knew of her duties as a driver, even though she was never given the duties of duty driver by her unit.

The accused was found guilty of false official statement and dereliction of duties, and found not guilty of releasing a prisoner or conspiring to release a prisoner. She was sentenced to reduction to E-4, 45 days of hard labor, 15 days confinement and a written reprimand.

  • A specialist from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, was charged with three specifications of committing sexual intercourse without consent and three specifications of false official statement.

The specialist had sexual intercourse with a female victim while she was asleep and intoxicated. The specialist also took visual records of the private area of another specialist.

The specialist made three statements to the Criminal Investigation Division, or CID, denying he had sex with the victim, stating the sex was wanted, and that he committed oral sex on the victim. The accused was found not guilty of all charges and specifications.

  • A specialist from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Medical Command, was charged with five specifications of failure to report to appointed place of duty, two specifications of failure to obey a commissioned officer, four specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance and one specification of assault.

The specialist did not show up for physical fitness formation on four separate occasions and was absent without leave, June 17 to July 15, 2015. He failed to check in with his command every two hours as directed by his commander on two separate occasions, and he tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamines on Feb. 10, 2015. He also tested positive for cocaine on June 11 and July 15.

During August 2015, he grabbed a civilian by the biceps and slammed the civilian into a door.

The accused was found guilty of all charges and specifications. The specialist was sentenced to nine months of confinement, reduction to E-1 and a bad conduct discharge.

Federal Convictions. In addition to forfeiture of pay (either adjudged or by operation of law), confinement and a punitive discharge, a Soldier will also have a federal conviction that the Soldier must report when filling out a job application. A federal conviction strips a Soldier of many rights, such as the right to purchase and maintain firearms and voting.

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