Airmen found violating the UCMJ can find themselves at the receiving end
of punishments that keep them from realizing their professional dreams.
There is no such thing as a slap on the wrist when you are serving active
duty. Every action deemed to disobey the duties of liberty, service and
justice can attract a non-judicial hearing or a court martial. The services
of a military criminal defense lawyer become essential in such a scenario.
Former serviceman Joseph L. Jordan is a reliable
Robins Air Force UCMJ attorney with a solid track-record of successful cases and an in-depth insight
into the military justice system.
Robins Air Force: History and Facts
Robins Air Force Base is situated in middle Georgia, 16 miles to the south
of Macon and 100 miles to the south of Atlanta. It is Georgia's biggest
industrial complex, covering over 6,500 acres. Its runway – the
largest in Georgia (12,000 feet x 300 feet) – has two overruns coming
in at a whopping 1,000 feet. Robins Air Force's host unit Warner Robins
Air Logistics Center, the 78
th Air Base Wing, and 60 units prepare the team to become combat capable
The War Department officially approved the construction of an Army Air
Depot in Georgia on June 14, 1941. Robins Air Force played an important
role during World War II by maintaining numerous warplanes, and training
as well as dispatching over 250,000 supply, maintenance and logistics
field team members to different war arenas. Today, the Warner Robins ALC
and Robins AFB employ more than 12,000 civilian and 5,000 military employees.
Its mission is to supply parts for the maintenance, repair and storage
Present Day Robins AFB
The community feel at Robins Air Force is alive and well. Service members
participate in a number of events that can be accessed on the events calendar
prepared each year. Some of the events include the Hispanic Heritage Month,
a one-month extravaganza involving a picnic, luncheon, banquet and a 5-K
Fun Run. Triple Ribbon Awareness Month is another noble initiative that
promotes awareness and imparts education about breast cancer, domestic
violence and drug abuse. Other events like Fire Prevention Week reminding
residents to guard against kitchen fires, are also held every calendar year.
Military Crimes at Robins Air Force Base
Here is a look at three instances of military crime at the base:
In 2013, 689
th Combat Communications Wing senior airman Steven Holsey was sentenced to
life confinement, total forfeitures of all pay and allowance, a dishonorable
discharge, and a reduction to E-1, after pleading guilty to the murder
of a civilian outside a Macon nightclub.
- In 2011, Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, the former command chief of
Air Force Materiel Command was sentenced to 4-month confinement and a
bad conduct discharge after being convicted of 15 sexual misconduct charges.
The court-martial was a high profile legal proceeding that received considerable
- In 2007, a DWI charge cost Senior Airman Tommy Bedrick a staff sergeant
select and affected his enlisted career. The effect of DUI and DWI arrests
on military members' careers can be severe. It can be subject to a
court martial or an Article 15.
Enlisting the Services of an Experienced
Robins Air Force UCMJ Attorney Can Go a Long Way
Robins Air Force court martial lawyer can tilt the case in favor of the defendant (client). Joseph L. Jordan
has successfully defended airmen across numerous Article 120 and Article
131 cases. Robins AFB personnel accused of military crimes under the UCMJ
can approach Mr. Jordan for legal counsel and improve their chances of
a favorable verdict.