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 Sept. 16, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, a sergeant from 36th Engineer Brigade was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of five specifications of maltreatment of subordinates, in violation of Article 93, and one specification of assault consummated by a battery, in violation of Articles 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1 and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.


At a general court-martial convened on Sept. 3 at Fort Hood, a sergeant from 1st Cavalry Division was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of one specification of larceny and one specification of a general article in violation of Articles 121 and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-3 and to be confined for 150 days. As part of an offer to plead guilty, a plea agreement limited confinement to 121 days to six months for each specification, with the sentence to confinement for each specification running concurrently with the other specification.


On Sept. 18 at a special court-martial convened at Fort Hood, a specialist assigned to 1st Cav. Div. was convicted by a military judge, contrary to his plea, of one specification of simple assault in violation of Article 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to forfeit $621.00 pay per month for one month.


At a special court-martial convened on Oct. 1 at Fort Hood, a private (E-1) assigned to 1st Cav. Div. was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of four specifications of absence without leave, two specifications of wrongful use of marijuana, and one specification of wrongful use of methamphetamine in violation of Articles 86 and 112a, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 180 days and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.


On Oct. 8 at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, a staff sergeant assigned to 1st Cav. Div. was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of one specification of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of child endangerment in violation of Articles 128 and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-4 and to be confined for four months.


At a general court-martial convened on Oct. 25 at Fort Hood, a staff sergeant assigned to 11th Tactical Theater Signal Brigade was found not guilty by a military judge of one specification of aggravated assault with the intent to cause bodily injury with a dangerous weapon: his hands.