JOINT BASE CHARLESTON MILITARY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Military personnel, like normal employees, are likely to commit mistakes, but even the slightest mistake is frowned upon in the military, and the consequences can be quite serious. A reputed military criminal defense lawyer is what stands between a fair trial, and the end of your career path. If you have been accused of military crimes, or are facing Article 81 Conspiracy, or Article 15, your best bet is to contact a military criminal defense lawyer for your case.
HISTORY OF JOINT BASE CHARLESTON
In 1919, Col. Herbert Dargue was looking for an airfield to land airplanes. After Charles Lindenberg crossed the Atlantic in 1927, the people of Charleston became interested in establishing an airfield to handle air operations.
The Charleston Aircraft Corporation was formed in the city as the townsfolk saw a future in commercial air travel. Once the city obtained land for the airport, construction began to renovate it for a better airport.
During World War II, US Army Air Corps decided to set up various training bases for troops, aircrafts and equipment. In 1940, Charleston received more funds to revamp the base, and make improvements. After the Pearl Harbor attacks, Charleston base became home to the 61st Pursuit Squadron and the 56th Pursuit Group, already stationed at the base.
The 67th Observation Group, 107th Observation Squadron and 105th Observation Squadron all were posted at the base for antisubmarine patrol duty. On December 11, 1941, the War Department took complete control of the air base, but permitted Eastern and Delta commercial airlines to use the airport for their services to civilians.
The 456th Troop Carrier Wing, which was appointed to the Tactical Air Command, came to Charleston for an operational status at the base. The base became known as Charleston Air Force Base on June 1, 1953.
In 1954, the air force base received the 1608th Air Transport Group, which was a new wing and had recently been assigned to the Military Air Transport Command. Within a month after their arrival, the 444th Fighter Interceptor Squadron was sent to the base. The squadron brought the F-86 Sabre fighter aircraft along with it, and the base in Charleston became famous for it as well.
PRESENT DAY JOINT BASE CHARLESTON
Joint Base Charleston is now a facility made up of the combination of Charleston Air Force Base, and the United States Navy Naval Weapons Station in Charleston. The two separate facilities merged together on October 1, 2010. Today, Joint Base Charleston is a military-civil airport. A part of the base is reserved for commercial airlines while the other half is maintained for aircraft operations of the military.
The air force base is home to the 628th Air Base Wing, which is responsible for proving ongoing support to all the members present at the base, including civilians, retirees, airmen, sailors. It also supports both the base's airfields, which share two runways that intersect each other. The 628th Air Base Wing consists of two different groups: the 628th Mission Support Group and the 628th Medical Group.
The Mission Support Group is responsible for providing programs, facilities, policies and services to the employees at Joint Base Charleston. The Medical Group offers top class healthcare services to the population of the base. It also trains military personnel for overseas deployment and ensures that they are physically fit for the deployments.
The base came under media scrutiny for a sexual assault case that happened in 2013. AC1 Nehral Maliwat, was charged for rape and abusive sexual contact. During the investigations by AFOSI, a second victim was discovered who claimed that AC1 Maliwat had put his hand down her pants without her permission. AC1 Maliwat is facing two years in confinement, a dishonorable discharge, grade reduction and a complete loss of pay.
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Joint Base Charleston military criminal defense lawyer, Joseph L. Jordan has fought these type of cases where military personnel have been charged with sexual violations, as well as other UCMJ crimes. As a former JAG officer, and Army prosecutor, he provides valuable inputs in the case, and he is acquainted with military law.