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 May 1, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, a private (PV2) from 1st Cavalry Division was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to her pleas, of one specification of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and one specification of obstructing justice, all in violation of Articles 128 and 134, Uniform Code of Military Justice. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 27 months and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.

At a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood May 17, a specialist from 89th Military Police Brigade was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of three specifications of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of disorderly conduct, all in violation of Articles 128 and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 10 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.

On May 20, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, a private first class from 1st Cav. Div. was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of one specification of desertion, one specification of absence without leave, one specification of wrongful use of cocaine, and one specification of wrongful use of marijuana, all in violation of Articles 85, 86, and 112a, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 10 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge. As part of an offer to plead guilty, a pretrial agreement limited confinement to 9 months.

At a special court-martial convened at Fort Hood May 29, a specialist from 1st Cav. Div. was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of five specifications of absence without leave in violation of Article 86, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 51 days, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge. As part of an offer to plead guilty, a pretrial agreement limited confinement to 30 days.