Military Justice Summary – August 2021
341st Missile Wing Judge Advocate
/ Published September 15, 2021
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- A summary of the 341st Missile Wing’s court-martials and nonjudicial punishments: 31 July 21 – 1 Aug. 21.
An Airman First Class from the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for drunk driving. The member received a reduction to Airman and a reprimand.
An Airman First Class from the 341st Security Forces Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for sleeping on post. The member received 45 days restriction, reduction to Airman, suspended forfeitures of $1,000.00 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.
A Staff Sergeant from the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for falsely signing an official document and making a false official statement. The member received a reduction to Senior Airman and a reprimand.
A Technical Sergeant from the 341st Missile Security Operations Squadron received nonjudicial punishment for breach of quarantine and making a false official statement. The member received 30 days extra duty and a suspended reduction to Staff Sergeant.
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.