Marne Justice is a reoccurring report of Uniformed Code of Military Justice violations under the jurisdiction of 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. This is to maintain transparency, inform the community of military justice trends and to deter future misconduct by Soldiers. The following are from the period of 1 April- 31 May 2022.
Justice in Action
A Sgt. received a DUI less safe when he refused to conduct a breathalyzer or have his blood drawn when pulled over for suspected driving under the influence.
The Result: Reduced to E4, separated from the Army with a General Discharge.
A Pfc. left his dogs kenneled in the garage without proper water or air ventilation on an extremely warm day resulting in the death of one of his dogs.
The Result: Reduced to E1, loss of half month’s pay, 45 days extra duty, and 45 days restriction.
A Spc. took a screen shot of a topless 16-year-old girl who then used it to get more pictures of the girl.
The Result: Guilty plea, reduced to E1, 11-month sentence and a Bad Conduct Discharge.
Two Specialists who were in a romantic relationship both received a FG-15s as a result of their mutual destruction of each other’s property during an argument where police were called to defuse the situation.
The Result: Both reduced to E-3, 45 days extra duty, and 45 days restriction.
A SPC head-butted and strangled his spouse, and then physically assaulted a civilian associate.
The Result: Reduced to E1, separated from the Army with an Other than Honorable Discharge.
A Staff Sgt. falsified paperwork to receive $45,000 worth of basic allowance for housing, of which he was not entitled.
The Result: Criminal charges were preferred, reduced to E1, separated from the Army with an Other than Honorable Discharge.
A Sgt. fraternized with junior enlisted Soldiers, violated the Fort Stewart on-post weapons policy, and was derelict in his duties when he failed to intervene and prevent junior enlisted Soldiers from violating the same weapons policy.
The Result: Criminal charges were preferred, reduced to E1, separated from the Army, with an Other than Honorable Discharge.
A Sgt. strangled his two girlfriends. The Sgt. also punched one of his girlfriends and slapped his other girlfriend.
The Result: Pled guilty at a Court-martial, sentenced to 3 months confinement and a Bad Conduct Discharge.
Field Grade Article 15s Issued………….. 113
Number Issued for DUIs…………..18
Number Issued for AWOLs……..….1
Number Issued for Drugs…….…. 56
Number Issued for Other Offenses……….. 38
The maximum punishments for a Field Grade Article 15 include 45 days of extra duty, 60 days of restriction, the loss of ½ month of pay for up to two months, and a reduction in rank. Soldiers in the rank of E1 to E4 may be reduced multiple ranks. Soldiers in the rank of E5 or E6 may be reduced one grade. Lastly, the Officer issuing the Article 15 may elect to file a reprimand in the performance section of the Soldier’s Army Military Human Resource Record (AMHRR).
General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand or GOMORs:
Total filed for DUIs……..11
Soldiers Separated Prior to ETS: 147
What is a GOMOR?
A GOMOR, or General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand, is an administrative reprimand issued in the form of a memorandum. A GOMOR may be issued for any type of misconduct and may be issued in addition to any other punitive actions taken by the Chain of Command without creating any Double Jeopardy concerns. GOMORs may be filed in a Soldier’s local file or in a Soldier’s AMHRR. If placed in the Soldier’s local file, the GOMOR will remain in the Soldiers file at 3ID for 18 months, or until the Soldier changes duty locations, whichever comes first. If placed in the Soldiers AMHRR, the GOMOR will remain in the Soldiers permanent, military record.