Partial Acquittal in Air Force Basic Training Sex Case
One of several AF sergeants charged in connection with alleged sexual misconduct with trainees at Lackland AFB was acquitted yesterday of the most serious charges after entering a plea to an improper consensual relationship with a trainee. See coverage here.
Media coverage of CAAF Review of Bona Fide Suicide Attempt Court-Martial
CAAF will hold oral argument November 27th in a case sure to provoke interest from veterans groups. From Stars and Stripes, here:
Pvt. Lazzaric Caldwell’s failed suicide in 2010 at an Okinawa base led to a court-martial conviction,180-day prison sentence and a bad-conduct discharge. The only such case prosecuted by the Marines in at least two years has provided a rare public view of the tension between the military’s desire to punish self-injury and its recent outreach efforts amid a suicide epidemic across the services.
Manning Trial Access Briefs
Here is the link to hearings at CAAF on Oct. 10, 2012 featuring CCR v. Judge Lind, the writ litigating access to the PFC Bradley Manning case at Ft. Meade. Here is the writ appeal petition. Other briefs can be found on the hearing page.
[update] Two More Navy Leadership Failures, One Canned and One Potentially On Track to Be Canned
The PCO of HSC-25 in Guam was canned after striking a junior officer. Here is the Navy Times story. Stateside, the CO of FRC Mid-Atlantic at NAS Oceana (CAPT James Cobell) was reassigned while authorities investigate “leadership” issues. Story here.