Ethnic Slur Causes Air Force General’s Resignation

An offensive comment last month ended up derailing an Air Force general’s career. Maj. Gen. M. Keltz said four words that weren’t taken lightly: “Drunker than 10,000 Indians.” On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Air Education and Training Command confirmed the ethnic slur, which was first reported in a blog written by a former U.S. Air … Continued

Judge Refuses to Lighten Mandatory Minimums for Former Blackwater Guards

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth refused to deviate from the mandatory minimum sentences that four former Blackwater security guards face for the 2007 shooting that injured dozens and killed 14 Iraqi civilians. Lamberth not only rejected the defense’s motion to impose lighter sentences on the men, he also rejected a motion by prosecutors … Continued

Soldier serving in Italy Retained Despite Government Argument that He Should Receive an Other than Honorable Discharge

Vicenza, Italy – April 2015 After a long and often heated battle with skilled Government counsel, Attorney Bryan DePowell of Crisp and Associates Military Law Division was able to convince a lawfully empaneled Administrative Separation Board to retain his client. The Solider in question, who had been previously convicted at a General Court Martial but … Continued

Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman

Under Article 133, of the United States Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman is an offense that subjects a service member to a court martial. An “officer” is understood to include cadets, commissioned officers, and midshipmen of both sexes, hence, the offense is often referred to as conduct … Continued

Murder

A Fort Hood soldier recently killed three people, including his 28-year-old wife before turning the gun on himself – making this the third murder-suicide involving troops stationed at Fort Hood in less than a year. In recent years, Fort Hood has been the center of several gruesome incidents, with a total of 64 soldiers and … Continued