A cruiser skipper who was fired for cruelty and mistreatment of her crew will go before a Navy board of inquiry Tuesday that will recommend whether she can continue her Navy service.
The Army Clemency and Parole Board in Arlington, Va., will review First Lt. Michael Behenna’s case on Thursday, The Oklahoman reported Monday. It will be the second time this year the board has reviewed the case. After the first review, it reduced his sentence by five years. It was not immediately clear why the board was looking at the case again.
On Dec. 9, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals will hear oral arguments in Behenna’s appeal. Behenna has said he failed to receive a fair trial because an expert witness retained by prosecutors never testified, but had information that could have cleared him.
Pfc. David Lawrence faces a military hearing in Ft. Carson, Colo. His parents and attorney say he showed signs of mental instability before last month’s slaying in Kandahar.
A court-martial scheduled next week in Illinois for the Air Force Materiel Command’s former top enlisted man is being postponed, an Air Force spokeswoman said Monday. No new date for the court-martial of Chief Master Sgt. William C. Gurney was immediately announced. The Air Force’s charges against Gurney include adultery, dereliction of duty, maltreatment, indecent conduct, wrongful sexual contact, failure to obey an order or regulation, and misuse of official position.
A senior noncommissioned officer with the North Carolina National Guard will be leaving the service a stripe lighter as a result of a Guard and Army investigation into his wearing unauthorized unit patches, tabs, decorations and badges.
Staff Sgt. Francisco Carrillo was a squad leader on patrol in Iraq searching for weapons and insurgents, riding in the lead vehicle of a convoy when an improvised explosive device ripped through one of the Humvees, injuring his platoon sergeant, another squad leader in his company and the gunner.
That was five years ago. Today, Carrillo is locked in a battle with the Army. He says he has suffered symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder since he returned from the deployment in 2005.
The Army says he’s lying.
Carrillo, who has 18 years of service, is seeking medical retirement.
But a panel of doctors at Madigan Army Medical Center said the California National Guardsman with the 649th Engineer Company lied in his Fit for Duty Evaluation and faked PTSD symptoms to collect the benefits that come with medical retirement.
The flight sergeant on duty when Airman Cory McCord of Troy, Alabama, shot himself to death Aug. 6, faces a court martial on charges she failed to keep McCord out of a secure building at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.