Special and General Courts-Martial for February 2017


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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The following reports the results of Special and General Courts-Martial tried and completed within the United States Navy in February 2017. The cases are listed by the Navy Region in which they were tried.

Naval District Washington

General Court-Martial

* None.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

* None.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, a Petty Officer 2nd Class, was tried for wrongful use of a controlled substance. On February 22, 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Southeast

General Courts-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, a Petty Officer 1st Class, USN was tried for sexual assault and abusive sexual contact. On February 1, 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Courts-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua A. Johnston, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of wrongful introduction with intent to distribute, wrongful distribution, and wrongful possession of a controlled substance. On February 21, 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 10 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, the Bad Conduct Discharge is to be disapproved and the member may be administratively separated. The pretrial agreement had no other effect on his sentence.

Navy Region Northwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Petty Officer 3rd Class Roderick A. Chapman, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of rape and sexual assault of a child; four specifications of production and possession of child pornography, and one specification each of obstruction of justice and violation of a military protective order. On February 14, 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 35 years. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Seaman Apprentice Dakota L. Hill, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of assault consummated by battery. On February 13, 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 4 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 60 days is to be suspended for a period of 12 months and the member may be administratively separated.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Petty Officer 3rd Class Seth M. Brumfield, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of viewing and distributing child pornography. On February 13, 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 52 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 42 months is to be suspended for 12 months. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego California, Seaman Recruit Matthew H. Piotrowski, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of absence without leave, two specifications of failure to obey a lawful order, and four specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance. On February 10, 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 7 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement all confinement greater than 60 days is to be suspended for 12 months. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego California, Seaman Recruit Jarred T. Williams, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of absence without leave, two specifications of failure to obey a lawful order, and three specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance. On February 10, 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 6 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement all confinement greater than 60 days is to be suspended for 12 months. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego California, Seaman Recruit Aaron Z. Buchanan, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of absence without leave, two specifications of failure to obey a lawful order, and five specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance. On February 13, 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 7 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement all confinement greater than 60 days is to be suspended for 12 months. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Navy Region Hawaii

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, HI, Chief Petty Officer Chester N. McDonald, USN pled guilty to one specification of sexual assault of a child, 12 specifications of sexual abuse of a child, and one specification of indecent visual recording. On February 24, 2017 the panel of members sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 30 years.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, HI, Petty Officer Second Class Michael S. Dominic, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to three specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance. On February 13, 2017 the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 60 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, the member may be administratively separated with no other effect on his sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, HI, Seaman Trevor A. Stevenson, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to three specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance and one specification of wrongful possession of a controlled substance. On February 16, 2017 the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 150 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 100 days is to be suspended and the Bad Conduct Discharge is to be suspended pending his administrative separation. The suspended punishment may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Navy Region Japan

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael J. Moore, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of attempted sexual assault, two specifications of sexual assault, and one specification of unlawful entry. On February 24, 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 60 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 48 months is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

General Court-Martial

* None.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

 
 
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