Justice Served

Fort Hood takes crime seriously and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. To demonstrate how seriously the installation’s leaders take these infractions, court martial results will be published here.

On Feb. 20, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, a private first class assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, was convicted by a military judge, contrary to his pleas, of one specification of aggravated assault by strangulation and one specification of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128, UCMJ. The accused was acquitted of three specifications of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to a bad-conduct discharge, to be confined for 120 days for the aggravated assault, and to be confined for 120 days for the assault consummated by battery. The terms of confinement run concurrently.