Walter Reed Army Medical Center forwards LTC Lakin’s charges to the Commander, Military District of Washington for disposition
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center has issued this statement, posted here on TPM, concerning the forwarding of charges in LTC Lakin’s case now that the defense has waived the Article 32 investigation:
LTC Lakin waived his Article 32 hearing on 4 June 2010. Once the Article 32 was waived, the charges were forwarded by Walter Reed commanding general with a recommendation as to disposition to MG Horst, the Military District of Washington Commander, on 8 June 2010. It is now up to MG Horst, to determine if the case will go to court-martial and the level of court-martial. MG Horst could also decide that some other disposition is more appropriate than court-martial. MG Horst is the General Court-Martial Convening Authority for Soldiers assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
h/t Phil Cave’s Court-Martial Trial Practice blog