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Military Justice Summary - September 2018

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MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- Five individuals received Article 15 Non-Judicial Punishment here Aug. 14 through Sept. 14, 2018.

A Staff Sergeant from 341st Security Forces Squadron received Non-Judicial Punishment for misbehavior of a sentinel and dereliction of duty. The member was reduced to Senior Airman and received suspended forfeitures of $500 per month for two months, suspended 30 days of extra duty, and a reprimand.

A Staff Sergeant from 341st Force Support Squadron received Non-Judicial Punishment for a failure to go. The member received a suspended reduction to Senior Airman and a reprimand.

An Airman 1st Class from 341 FSS received Non-Judicial Punishment for making a false official statement and forgery. The member was reduced to Airman and received a reprimand.

An Airman from 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron received Non-Judicial Punishment for being absent without leave and making a false official statement. The member was reduced to Airman Basic, forfeiture of $819 per month for two months with one month suspended, 30 days restriction to base, and a reprimand.

An Airman from 341 SFS received Non-Judicial Punishment for drunken driving and dereliction of duty. The member was reduced to Airman Basic, and received 45 suspended days of extra duty and a reprimand.

Non-Judicial Punishment is ordinarily appropriate when administrative corrective measures are inadequate due to the nature of the minor offense or the record of the servicemember, unless it is clear that only trial by court-martial will meet the needs of justice and discipline. Non-Judicial Punishment shall be considered on an individual basis.
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