Military Justice Summary - September 2019
/ Published October 02, 2019
A summary of the 341st Missile Wing's recent courts-martial and nonjudicial punishments: 15 August 2019 - 14 September 2019.
A Senior Airman from 341st Force Support Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for assault. The member received a reduction to the grade of Airman First Class, a suspended reduction in grade to Airman, and a reprimand.
An Airman First Class from 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction of duty. The member received a reduction to the grade of Airman and a reprimand.
An Airman First Class from 40th Helicopter Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for failure to go. The member received a suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, a forfeiture of $500 pay for one month, a suspended forfeiture of $500 pay for one month, and a reprimand.
Nonjudicial punishment is ordinarily appropriate when administrative corrective measures are inadequate due to the nature of the minor offense or the record of the service member, unless it is clear only trial by court-martial will meet the needs of justice and discipline. Nonjudicial punishment shall be considered on an individual basis.
A commander who is considering a case for disposition under nonjudicial punishment will exercise personal discretion in evaluating each case, both as to whether nonjudicial punishment is appropriate, and, if so, as to the nature and amount of punishment appropriate.