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BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Good order and discipline is essential for the 460th Space Wing and Team Buckley partners to accomplish our mission of national defense and security.  Below is information on cases processed by 460th SW Judge Advocate during October - December 2014 timeframe.  These cases include courts-martial, nonjudicial punishment, and administrative separation.

A military member is subject to trial by courts-martial for a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Punishment may include confinement and a punitive discharge. 

- An E-3 was convicted of using marijuana, introducing marijuana onto base, wrongful possession of Dilaudid, Adderall, and Percocet; lying to an investigator, and obstruction of justice for asking a friend to lie. A panel of officers adjudged a sentence of three months confinement, three months hard labor without confinement, two months restriction to base, forfeiture of $500 pay per month for three months, and reduction to E-1. 

- An E-4 was convicted of using marijuana on multiple occasions. A panel of officers adjudged a sentence of a bad conduct discharge, five days confinement and a reprimand. 

A military member is subject to nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ.  Maximum punishment may include reduction in rank and forfeiture of pay. 

- An O-2 reported drunk to an appointment, failed to obey orders from his supervisor and commander, and posted disrespectful and threatening comments on social media.  Punishment consisted of forfeiture of $1,098 pay per month for two months, suspended forfeiture of $1,097 pay per month for two months and a reprimand. 

- An E-4 slept while on post. Punishment consisted of suspended reduction to E-3, forfeiture of $500 pay per month for two months, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand. 

- An E-4 repeatedly failed to report for duty on time and lied about it. Punishment consisted of reduction to E-3, suspended reduction to E-2, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.  The member was later discharged with an under honorable conditions (general) characterization. 

- An E-4 distributed Dilaudid to another Airman. Punishment consisted of reduction to E-3, suspended forfeiture of $250 pay per month for two months, seven days extra duty and a reprimand. The member was later discharged with a general characterization. 

- An E-3 distributed Dilaudid to another Airman. Punishment consisted of reduction to E-2, suspended forfeiture of $250 pay per month for two months, seven days extra duty and a reprimand.  The member was later discharged with a general characterization. 

- An E-3 used marijuana. Punishment consisted of reduction to E-2, suspended reduction to E-1, suspended forfeiture of $400 pay per month for two months, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.  The member was later discharged with a general characterization. 

- An E-3 distributed Percocet to another Airman. Punishment consisted of suspended reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $100, 14 days restriction to base, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- An E-3 drove while drunk.  Punishment consisted of suspended reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $750 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

A military member is subject to involuntary separation if the member does not show a potential for further service.  The most common bases for discharge are misconduct and unsatisfactory performance.  A discharge can be characterized as honorable; under honorable conditions (general); or under other than honorable conditions.

- An E-5 was discharged with an honorable characterization after he failed alcohol abuse treatment.

- An E-4 was discharged with an under other than honorable conditions characterization after he attempted to engage in sexual activity with an individual under the age of 18. 

- An E-3 was discharged with a general characterization after he repeatedly failed to report for duty on time. He also failed multiple room inspections and did not comply with dress and appearance standards. 

- An E-3 was discharged with a general characterization after he drank alcohol while under the legal drinking age. In a later incident, he drove while drunk and in a reckless manner and used disrespectful and threatening language toward law enforcement officials.

- An E-3 was discharged with a general characterization after he repeatedly slept on duty and failed to report for duty. He also failed four Fitness Assessments in a 24-month period.
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