Fort Polk Guardian 12-13-2019

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Dec. 13, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “ Other than faith, what inspires you and why? ” Here are their responses: The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Ryan K. Roseberry Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Command information officer Angie Thorne T.C. Bradford Keith Houin Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Kimberly.K.Reischling.civ@mail.mil Trading post ads: tradingpostads@yahoo.com Fort Polk Homepage home.army.mil/polk/ Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: sales@thefortpolkguardian.com Dwight Winsett: "Madisonian democ- racy because it gave us the greatest gov- ernment on earth." Fatmata Kamara: "My goals keep me focused on what I want most and my friends." James Baer: "My family.They are my reason to get up in the morning." Staff Sgt. Jesse Ol- son: "My family be- cause everything I do is for them." 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 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 and subordinate com- manders take good order and disci- pline seriously. Across Fort Polk, the following disciplinary issues continue to be prevalent: Sexual assault, driving under the influence, wrongful use or possession of controlled substances, inappropriate relationships, frater- nization and domestic violence. Be- low are recent examples of adverse legal actions across the installation. • A staff sergeant, assigned to 519th Military Police Battalion, was issued a General Officer Memoran- dum of Reprimand for driving un- der the influence of alcohol. The Sol- dier provided a breath sample that indicated a breath alcohol content of .0111%. • A specialist, assigned to 32nd Hospital Center, was separated by an Administrative Separation Board pursuant to Chapter 14-12 (Commis- sion of a Serious Offense) for having an inappropriate relationship with junior enlisted Soldiers. The separa- tion board recommended the Soldier be administratively discharged from the United States Army with an Oth- er than Honorable characterization of service. Generally, this characteri- zation of service results in the loss of a service member’s Montgomery GI Bill benefits. • A specialist, assigned to 1st Bat- talion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Air- borne), was punished under Article 15 for wrongfully housing a pet and having a female visitor past visita- tion hours in on-post housing while participating in the roommate pro- gram, in violation of Article 92, Uni- form Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The Soldier was sentenced to seven days of extra duty and sev- en days of restriction. • A specialist, assigned to 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Moun- tain Division, was punished under Article 15 for testing positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), during a unit urinalysis in violation of Arti- cle 112a, UCMJ. The Soldier was sen- tenced to reduction to the grade of E1, 45 days of extra duty and 45 days of restriction. • A private first class, assigned to 710th BSB, 3rd BCT, 10th Mtn Div, was punished under Article 15 for wrongfully possessing two unregis- tered firearms in on-post housing, in violation of Article 92, UCMJ. The Soldier was sentenced to a reduction to the grade of E-2 and 45 days of ex- tra duty. • A private first class, assigned to 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd BCT, 10th Mtn Div, was administratively separated pur- suant to Chapter 14-12c (Commis- sion of a Serious Offense) for sexual assault and was issued a General Under Honorable conditions charac- terization of service. Generally, this characterization of service results in the loss of a service member’s Mont- gomery GI Bill benefit. Justice beat: Punishment administered to UCMJ violators STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE Clifton Hill: "My family because they are what I live for — period." Janice Breland: "Seeing other peo- ple happy.That makes me happy." Conrad Deocariza: "Soldiers bettering themselves by getting their education." Melissa Baugh: "Ex- ercise, because it’s the only time I do something for me." For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .

RkJQdWJsaXNoZXIy NDQ2NjA1