Five discharged at courts-martial

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The following personnel received courts-martial through the Staff Judge Advocate, 25th Infantry Division.

•On May 31, at a general court-martial convened at Wheeler Army Airfield, Spc. Preston J. Gachelin, U.S. Army, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of one charge, one specification, of failure to obey a lawful order in violation of Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice; one charge, five specifications, of assault consummated by a battery in violation of Art. 128, UCMJ; and one charge, one specification, of obstruction of in violation of Art. 134, UCMJ.
The Military Judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for 14 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge.

•On May 25, at a general court-martial convened at WAAF, Spc. Kelvin D. Smothers, U.S. Army, was convicted by a military judge, contrary to his pleas, of two specifications of assault in violation of Art. 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for five months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge.

•On May 9, at a general court-martial convened at WAAF, Spc. Clayton D. Neese, U.S. Army, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of two specifications of assault consummated by battery, in violation of Art. 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for eight months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge.

•On May 9, at a general court-martial convened at WAAF, Pvt. (E2) Lyndon T. Walker, U.S. Army, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his plea, of one specification of possession of child pornography, in violation of Article 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 13 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge.

•On May 3, at a general court-martial convened at WAAF, Spc. Rohan H. Green, U.S. Army, was convicted by the military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of one specification of attempted escape from the custody of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), in violation of Art. 80, UCMJ; one specification of damage to government property, in violation of Art. 108, UCMJ; and two specifications of distribution of a controlled substance, in violation of Art. 112a, UCMJ. Contrary to his plea, the accused was convicted by a panel of officers and enlisted members of one specification of rape, in violation of Art. 120, UCMJ.
The panel of officers and enlisted members sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for 10 years, and to be discharged from the service with a dishonorable 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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