Specialist gets reduced to E-3 for battery

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
The manual for courts-martial.

The manual for courts-martial.

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The 25th Infantry Division Staff Judge Advocate has provided the following courts-martial.

On Nov. 30, at a special court-martial convened, here, Spc. Kirk Giese, U.S. Army, was convicted by a military panel composed of officers and enlisted members, contrary to his pleas, of one specification of assault consummated by a battery in violation of Article 128, Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The accused was acquitted of one specification of communicating a threat and of two specifications of assault consummated by a battery in violation of Articles 134 and 128, UCMJ.

The members sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-3.

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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