Special and General Courts-Martial for May 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 May 2017. The cases are listed by the Navy Region in which they were tried.

Naval District Washington

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Kuhns, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of attempted sexual abuse of a child and indecent conduct. On 11 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and to confinement for 24 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 18 months is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., Petty Officer 3rd Class Randy W. Burger, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of the wrongful use of a prescription drug and two specifications of assault consummated by battery. On 17 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and to confinement for 45 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., Lt.j.g. Corey S. Howell, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of assault consummated by battery. On 12 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be reprimanded and to forfeit $2000 pay per month for 6 months. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Airman Recruit Xavier J. Johnson, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of aggravated assault, two specifications of assault consummated by battery, and three specifications of obstruction of justice. On 10 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit of all pay and allowances, and to confinement for 4 years. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 30 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

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Airman Alan J. Tuinstra, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of the wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 11 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1066 pay per month for 2 months, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and to confinement for 45 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Airman Apprentice Tarvis D. George, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of breaking restriction, wrongful use of a controlled substance, and communicating a threat. On 19 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and to confinement for 90 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathaniel J. Royalty, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of fraternization. On 22 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $500 pay per month for 1 month, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and to confinement for 45 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement, forfeitures, and reductions in rank are to be disapproved pending the Service Member's administrative separation.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer 3rd Class Emily L. Crouch, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of larceny of military property of more than $500 value. On 25 May 2017, the military judge sentenced her to be fined $3,000, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and to confinement for 4 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than 21 days is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Airman Aaron V. Joseph, Jr., USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of violating a military protective order and two specifications of assault consummated by battery. On 25 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,066 pay per month for 3 months, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and to confinement for 90 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than 31 days is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Navy Region Southeast

General Courts-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, Chief Petty Officer Michael Ellis, USN was tried for one specification each of abusive sexual contact and assault consummated by battery. On 3 May 2017, the panel of members found him guilty and sentenced him to be reprimanded, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-6, and to restriction to base for 45 days.

Special Courts-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, Petty Officer 1st Class Adam D. Washer, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of absence without leave and three specifications of the wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 19 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1000 pay per month for 3 months, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-2, and to confinement for 89 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Navy Region Northwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Pfc. Jonathan R. Madero, USMC pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of conspiracy to commit larceny and false official statement, two specifications of larceny, two specifications of obstruction of justice, and one specification each of failure to obey the Marine Corps Bulletin 1020 and underage drinking. On 23 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and to confinement for 18 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 8 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

* At a Special Court-Martial in Whidbey Island, Washington, Chief Petty Officer Mark E. Rummel, USN was tried for one specification of fraternization. On 18 May 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-6.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony D. Taylor, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of sexual harassment and assault consummated by battery. On 24 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and to confinement for 90 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 60 days is to be suspended pending the Service Member's administrative separation. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Petty Officer 1st Class Brenda L. Orozco, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of desertion, absence without leave, and wrongfully wearing unauthorized ribbons. On 31 May 2017, the military judge sentenced her to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3 and to confinement for 100 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 71 days is to be suspended pending the Service Member's administrative separation. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Airman Jasmine N. McClendon, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of conspiracy to commit the wrongful introduction of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, breaking restriction, the wrongful use of over the counter medication, five specifications of the wrongful use of a controlled substance, and five specifications of the wrongful introduction of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. On 11 May 2017, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and to confinement for 3 years. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement all confinement greater than 14 months is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor N. Brown, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of conspiracy to commit the wrongful introduction of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, four specifications of the wrongful use of a controlled substance, and two specifications of the wrongful introduction of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. On 12 May 2017, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and to confinement for 24 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement all confinement greater than 18 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

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Petty Officer 2nd Class Heather M. Andrews, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to four specifications of unauthorized absence, and one specification each of the possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with a urinalysis, false official statement, and the wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 15 May 2017, the military judge sentenced her to reduction in rank to paygrade E-2 and to confinement for 90 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on her sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Senior Chief Petty Officer Donovan C. Clark, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of sexual harassment, violating a military protective order, and two specifications of assault consummated by battery. On 16 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-6, and to confinement for 6 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement the Bad Conduct Discharge is to be disapproved.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Petty Officer 1st Class Aubrey T. Eubanks, USN was tried for one specification each of false official statement and abusive sexual contact. On 19 May 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to forfeit $1899 pay per month for 4 months and to restriction for 60 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Seaman Vashawn T. Crittenden, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of wrongfully possessing an air pistol, the wrongful introduction of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, the wrongful use of a controlled substance, and the wrongful distribution of a controlled substance. On 25 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, to forfeit $693 pay per month for 1 month, and to confinement for 97 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Seaman Brian R. Dyer, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to three specifications of assault consummated by battery. On 25 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and to confinement for 120 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Navy Region Hawaii

General Court-Martial

* None.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, HI, Airman Lawrence Kindred, III, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification each of drinking underage, damaging military property of more than $500 value, drunken operation of a vehicle, assault upon a law enforcement officer, and fleeing the scene of an accident. On 30 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1195 pay per month for 6 months, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and to confinement for 180 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, the adjudged forfeitures are to be disapproved pending the Service Member's administrative separation.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, HI, Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery Simon, USN pled guilty to two specifications of sexual harassment and to one specification of assault consummated by battery. On 31 May 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad-Conduct Discharge, to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and to confinement for 6 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement all confinement greater than 45 days is to be suspended. The suspended confinement 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, an O-3 was tried for attempted sexual assault of a child, attempted sexual abuse of a child, and solicitation of child pornography. On 25 May 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

General Court-Martial

* None.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

 
 
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