Two receive bad conduct discharge

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The 25th Infantry Division conducted two courts-martial in December.

• Dec. 27, 2017, at a special court-martial convened, here, Pvt. Rafael A. Barreto, U.S. Army, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of one specification of absence without leave, one specification of the wrongful use of marijuana, one specification of the wrongful use of cocaine and one specification of wrongful appropriation, in violation of Articles 86, 112a and 121 UCMJ.

The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 60 days and to be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge. A pretrial agreement had no effect on the sentence.

Sweeping changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial have been brought about by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014, signed Dec. 26, 2013, according to an expert in the Army's Office of the Judge Advocate General.

The Manual for Courts-Martial gives direction for military offenses.

• Dec. 18, 2017, at a general court-martial convened, here, Sgt. Justin R. Corwin, U.S. Army, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of one specification of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128, UCMJ.

The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E1, to be confined for 45 days and to be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge. A pretrial agreement had no effect on the sentence.

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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