Court Martial News

Bowe Bergdahl court martial delayed
A judge in the court proceedings involving Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, has issued a stay of proceedings.

Airman Convicted of Assault by HIV Appeals Charges
Airman convicted in 2014 of assault by battery because he had oral unprotected sex and protected anal sex with men without disclosing he was HIV positive appeals charges.

Investigation of SEAL Conduct in Afghanistan Is Reopened
Suspicions still linger from the investigation into the allegation that Navy SEALS and Afghan militiamen beat several detainees, one of whom died, at an isolated Afghani outpost in 2012.

Courts-Martial Explained
There are three different types of courts-martial: summary, special and general, each varied in make-up and in possible penalties.

Academy Cadet Faces Court-Martial Over Molly, LSD Charges
A cadet at the Air Force Academy in Boulder is facing a court-martial for using, manufacturing, and distributing illegal drugs on the campus.

Coast Guardsman to Face Court Martial for Sex Assault Allegation
Coast Guardsman to Face Court-Martial over Sexual Assault Allegations The Coast Guard has slated a court martial for a Coast Guard member accused of sexual assault, and other charges.

The Good Soldier: why a suicidal Officer had to go AWOL to save his life
The Army prosecuted Lawrence Franks for desertion after he left base in a state of depression so severe that he felt he would shoot himself if he remained where he was. He turned himself in 5 years later after serving in the French Foreign Legion.

Defense in Bowe Bergdahl Army Desertion Hearing Suggests He Was Mentally Ill
At a hearing to decide whether Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a court martial on desertion charges where prosecutors accuse him of plotting to abandon his post in Afghanistan, putting the lives of his fellow soldiers at risk, the defense has stated that he suffered from a “severe mental disease or defect” at the time of his desertion.

Navy Announces Court-Martial Results for July
The Navy has released records pertaining to court-martials during the month of July. The information includes the names of the defendants, the specific charges, and the locations of the alleged crimes, both in the United States and abroad.

Airman Faces Court-Martial on Abusive Sexual Contact, Assault Charges
Tech Sgt. James Verner of the United States Air Force is accused of sexual contact without consent by three other airmen. He is also accused of physically harming three airmen and providing alcohol to an underage airman.

Lt. Col. Facing Court-Martial After Federal Child Pornography Charges
A high ranking Army member who has already been convicted of criminal charges realting to child pornography now faces a court martial.

Marine Convicted in Court-Martial Still Fighting for Religious Freedom
A Marine veteran displayed religious passages in her workspace and was ordered to take them down. Disobeying that order was part of what the Marine was convicted of in a court-martial, but she is appealing.

Fort Hood Soldier Pleads Guilty to Certain Charges
Accused of running a prostitution ring, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen entered a guilty plea to 15 of 21 charges against him.

Bowe Bergdahl Facing Court Martial
Charges of desertion and misbehavior were announced against former Taliban prisoner and U.S. Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

Marine Convicted in Court-Martial of Desertion
Corporal Wassef Hassoun was found guilty of deserting his post in Iraq and deserting again the following year when he failed to report to Camp Lejeune.

Coast Guard Petty Officer to Face Court Martial After Assault Allegation
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class, Joshua M. Raymond, will be tried at a special court martial on charges of sexual assault after a the parties came to a pre-trial agreement.

Coast Guardsman Convicted in Court-Martial of Lewd Act
A member of the U.S. Coast Guard who was convicted of threatening and committing a lewd act on a minor, as well as lying to investigators and marijuana charges, has been sentenced to a lengthy five year prison term and is facing other consequences.

First Soldier To Face Court Martial In Iraq Prison Abuse Case
Specialist Jeremy Sivits has been accused of conspiracy, dereliction of duty and maltreatment of prisoners at the Abu Graib detention center.

Court-Martial Begins Monday for Former Air Force Instructor
A female U.S. Air Force instructor that allegedly engaged in an intimate relationship with a trainee will face a court martial.

Navy Petty Officer Found ‘Not Guilty’ in Mayport Rape Trial
Petty Officer Alpha Omega Dowell was acquitted of charges of sexual assault and indecent exposure after a court martial at the Mayport Naval Station.

Court-Martial Set for Wisconsin Coast Guardsman
A U.S. Coast Guardsman will be court martialed in Ohio on counts of improper sexual contact with a female member.

Court martial focuses on what happened after night of drinking
A Coast Guard court martial is trying to determine whether there was a sexual assault on a female officer in 2010.

Is Military Justice Going Soft? Why Courts-Martial, NJPs Have Hit Historic Lows
The military is handling misconduct differently in recent years. There has been a drop in punishments in all branches of the military as opposed to a few years ago.

Airman Faces Court Martial for Inappropriate Bathroom Video
Tech. Sgt. Jose Vuittonet Jr of the 306th Flying Training Group is facing a special Court Martial at the Air Force Academy for several serious allegations; among them, taping a female airman while she was unclothed in a bathroom. The female airman did not consent to the recording. The defendant allegedly showed the video to another female airman and he is also being charged with sexual harassment of that female counterpart. If found guilty, the Sergeant could face up to a year in prison.

Army Private Chelsea Manning’s Attorney Questions Client’s 35-Year Sentence
The attorney representing Army Private Chelsea Manning, currently imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, in her court-martial appeals case says the soldier’s 35-year sentence for leaking classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks is out of proportion with the offenses for which she was convicted. Attorney Nancy Hollander also states that Manning’s sentence is tougher than those handed out in similar cases, and evne some violent crimes. The case raises big issues about freedom of information and the government’s reasons for keeping information secret, according to Hollander.


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