The following incidents resulted in nonjudicial punishment, administrative discharge, or court-martial conviction that closed out during the month of October.
***WARNING: The incidents portrayed below are REAL and reflect actual events. The names have been redacted to comply with the Privacy Act. If you value your Air Force career, you will not attempt any of the action described below. IF YOU DO, YOU MAY RECEIVE DISCIPLINE.***
Nonjudicial Punishment (Article 15)
A staff sergeant made several sexual comments about a more junior Airman’s parent after the Airman brought up going home to see family. Additionally, the sergeant invaded the Airman’s personal space by whispering in the Airman’s ear and slapping the Airman on the back of the thigh. The sergeant’s behavior made the Airman uncomfortable and was witnessed by other Airmen in the unit. The commander determined the staff sergeant violated Articles 92 and 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and imposed the following punishment: Reduction to the grade of senior airman; and a reprimand. #actlikeanNCO #stayoutofmybubble
An Airman was observed asleep in their car in the middle of an intersection with their foot on the brake pedal while the car was still in drive. The Airman was apprehended by the police and blew a breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) of .109%. The Airman was also under the age of 21. The commander determined the Airman violated Articles 92 and 113 of the UCMJ and imposed the following punishment: Reduction to the grade of airman basic; forfeiture of $866.00 pay (suspended); 30 days extra duty; 30 days restriction; and a reprimand. #takemedrunkimhome #luckytobealive
An airman first class was given a deadline for completing their CDC’s. The Airman’s supervisor followed up a week after the due date, and found that the Airman had not completed any of the self-assessment questions. The commander determined the Airman violated Article 92 of the UCMJ and imposed the following punishment: Reduction to the grade of Airman (suspended); 14 days restriction; forfeiture of $500.00 pay for one month; and a reprimand. #dogateyourhomework? #yougottoatleasttry
*Administrative discharges resulting from misconduct, including drug abuse, almost always result in a loss of some veteran benefits, specifically education benefits like the GI Bill.*
An airman first class was discharged for admitting to using marijuana and for assaulting a fellow Airman by grabbing the Airman by the throat. Just before the Airman was served with discharge paperwork, the Airman tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on a random urinalysis test. The Airman was discharged with an Under Honorable Conditions (General) Service Characterization. #ithoughtweedmadeyouchill #dontdodrugs
A senior airman engaged in several unprofessional relationships with officers across the base as a staff sergeant. The airman also bragged about the relationships to subordinate Airmen and how the senior airman had specifically tried to match with officers on certain dating apps. The senior airman then threatened to “ruin” the Airmen if they reported the misconduct. The senior airman had received an letter of reprimand for one unprofessional relationship and an Article 15 for engaging in three additional unprofessional relationships. The senior airman was discharged with an Under Honorable Conditions (General) Service Characterization. #nowords #notworthyourcareer
An airman basic over the course of a 7-month period was given administrative paperwork for being late to his assigned place of duty on seven different occasions. The airman basic had been late to work multiple times before the unit started documenting with administrative actions. The airman basic was discharged with an Under Honorable Conditions (General) Service Characterization. #youcanleadahorsetowater #justshowup
Court Martial Convictions
There were no court martial convictions during October 2020.
*All Military Justice cases are decided individually on their own merits and facts. There is no formula or table that determines the appropriate findings or action in a specific case. Specific cases are decided by the appropriate commander in that case alone. The above incidents were what the appropriate commander decided in those cases and do not determine decisions for future similar cases, which could be harsher or more lenient. We hope every F.E. Warren Airman will read the above incidents, discuss them with fellow Airmen, be good wingmen, and help each other every day to avoid getting their own hashtag. #goodwingmenhelptheirwingmennotendupinthisemail*