Fort Polk Guardian 10-25-2019

FORT POLK, La. — The preamble to the Manual for Courts Martial states, “The purpose of military law is to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and disci- pline in the armed forces, to promote the efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby strengthen the national security of the United States.” At the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, the command- ing general takes good order and discipline seriously. Across the in- stallation, the following disciplinary issues continue to be prevalent: Do- mestic violence, driving under the influence, wrongful use or posses- sion of controlled substances, frater- nization and inappropriate relation- ships. Below are recent examples of ad- verse legal actions on Fort Polk that have come across the commanding general’s desk. • Amajor, assigned to JRTC Oper- ations Group, was recommended for administrative separation for falsi- fying her APFT score card and altering a signature on her scorecard. A board of offi- cers recommended she be eliminated from the Army with an Other Than Hon- orable Characterization of Service. • A captain, assigned to 1st Medical Brigade, was issued a Gen- eral Officer Article 15 for mistreating and retaliating against civilian and military subordinates, thereby creat- ing a toxic command climate. • A sergeant 1st class, assigned to 3d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, was issued a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand for driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol in vio- lation of Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice. • A specialist, assigned to 1st Medical Brigade, was punished un- der Article 15 for fraternizing and having an inappropriate relation- ship with four of his subordi- nates. The service member is pending an administrative separation. • A specialist, assigned to 46th Engineer Battalion, was is- sued a General Officer Memoran- dum of Reprimand for engaging in an inappropriate relationship, while married, in violation of Article 134, Uniform Code of Military Justice. • A private first class, assigned to 46th Engineer Battalion, was issued a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand for engaging in an inap- propriate relationship with a mar- ried Soldier in violation of Article 134, Uniform Code of Military Jus- tice. Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Oct. 25, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “What is your favorite Halloween movie and why?” Here are their responses: Bobby Campos: "I really like Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shin- ing.’ I loved the shots and framing he used to create suspense. It was freaky." The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. 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Natali Gonza- lez: "I love ‘Coco.’ It is so rich in Mexican culture and tradition and the movie is so colorful." Pfc. Chase Stemple: "I like ‘Nighmare on Elm Street’ because you can’t stop Fred- die Krueger." Pvt. Alex Koch: "It has to be ‘Hal- loween.’ I feel like it’s a classic.There’s more suspense and scary scenes than what you find in some of the movies that come out to- day." Spc. Ana Mazarie- gos: "I love ‘Night- mare Before Christ- mas.’ Halloween movies can be really dark, but this shows a lighter side. It’s also artistic and unique." Pvt. Leonard Alvarez: "The ‘Friday the 13th’ movies.’ I feel like they put you in the Halloween spirit with all the scary scenes." Justice beat: Punishment meted out for UCMJ violations STAFF JUDEGE ADVOCATE Advertising For advertising contact Theresa Larue