This is the 13th day that APF (safeguardourconstitution), LTC Lakin’s support site, has failed to post the military judge’s findings and conclusions, and advertises as “Breaking News,” “Judge to Rules (sic) . . ..”
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" (DADT), released a set of formal recommendations today to the Comprehensive Review Working Group, established to author a report on "how" to implement repeal, not "if" repeal should happen.
In a motion hearing Tuesday, Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich‘s defense attorneys requested their expert investigator be allowed to travel to Iraq to reinvestigate the crime scene and interview 16 Iraqi soldiers. Bozicevich’s military defense attorney, Capt. Nick Moutos, said the defense team would be “remiss” in its duty to defend a man “whose life was on the line” if they did not verify evidence and testimony gathered by the government’s Criminal Investigation Division.
Government attorney Maj. Scott Ford said the defense was simply “on a fishing expedition.”
Randy Price, expert investigator for the defense, described CID’s initial investigation as “sloppy at best.”
This does not seem to be an issue of also funding a civilian attorney to travel.
The commanding officer of the Trident Training Facility in Bangor, Wash., was fired Tuesday because of "inappropriate personal behavior," according to a Navy spokesman. . . . Kenny said the relief stemmed from "inappropriate personal behavior" that led to a loss of confidence in Solms’ ability to command. Kenny said he could not characterize the nature of the behavior. . . .[N]o one else would face discipline in the matter.
The bullet that prosecutors claimed the 19-year-old intended to get him out of the Army with medical disability in May 2009 instead left him with a mutilated leg and in front of a military judge for his court-martial on Monday. Facing charges including solicitation to commit aggravated assault, maiming, intentionally inflicting self injury and conspiracy, Wegley was found guilty of all charges, except maiming, by Col. Stephen Castlen near the end of his one-day court-martial.
Wegley was sentenced to four months’ confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Prosecutors had asked for three years in prison and a bad-conduct discharge.
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William M. Hudgins, who served with Wegley in D Company, 1-330th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, testified that Wegley approached him asking for a favor in May 2009 during basic training at Fort Benning. Prosecutors argued that Wegley was depressed. His brother had been seriously injured and was in the hospital, and his girlfriend had aborted their child and found proof of him cheating on her, prosecutors said.