UCMJ ATTORNEY TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS AT USAG BAVARIA, HOHENFELS
Depending on the severity of the criminal charge against them, soldiers can even face dishonorable discharge or legal imprisonment. When the U.S. military is charging a soldier of larceny, drug related crimes, sodomy, rape or aggravated sexual assault, or attempted murder, he or she should rely on an expert USAG Bavaria, Hohenfels military criminal defense attorney like Joseph L. Jordan, who is committed to protecting their rights.
U.S. military personnel stationed at army garrisons in foreign countries have to be extra cautious to avoid non-adherence to the military code of conduct. Being away from home, soldiers can often feel homesick and try to indulge in drinking, more than in other activities to have a little fun. But sometimes, when alcohol gets the best of them and fun time turns into something ugly, these personnel may have to face more than just a slap on their wrist.
A BRIEF HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF USAG BAVARIA, HOHENFELS
Declared as an endured location by the USAREUR, Hohenfels means "high rock" in German and refers to the location of a noble castle built in the 10th century. USAG Hohenfels training area lies around 45 KMs to the southwest of its command post, USAG Grafenwöhr. The garrison is also less than 60 miles away from the border of Czech Republic and is surrounded by charming little German towns like Parsberg, Neumarkt, Amberg and Velburg.
The garrison, which is just 1-1.5 hours away from Munich, is the largest USAREUR maneuver training center and falls under the Joint Multinational Training Center in Grafenwöhr. Besides providing force-on-force maneuver training for the USAREUR Combat Battalions, the USAG Hohenfels training area also supports NATO training initiatives.
Hohenfels has a population of around 9000 military personnel, including over 2400 active duty personnel, 750 German national employees, more than 300 U.S. civilian personnel and 1600 odd family members. On any given day, the USAG Hohenfels area has more than 2230 trainees.
USAG HOHENFELS COMMUNITY TODAY
USAG Bavaria, Hohenfels has a number of recreational facilities like bowling alleys, shopping centers, bars and restaurants besides the basic educational and healthcare facilities for the personnel and their families. The town has an arts and crafts center, a chapel and a library among other essential facilities.
The Hohenfels community has several supportive programs for the military personnel stationed there. One such program is the BOSS or the Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers, which promotes quality living among single members of the community by offering them affordable living spaces with private facilities, fitness equipment etc and encouraging them to participate in community development initiatives.
OVERVIEW OF CRIME IN HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA
The training area in Hohenfels may not have seen as much crime as other USAGs in Germany, but crimes involving army personnel have been reported here before. While it is encouraging to see that the crime rate in and around the training area has not increased much, there is a possibility that crimes like bullying, assault, rape or attempted murder involving army personnel can take place. Even when the greatest care is taken to adhere to the code of conduct, slip ups are possible, and soldiers may find themselves being charged by the U.S. Military, for breaking the rules.
Action taken could be administrative, also referred to as non-punitive actions, which could be counseling, reprimands and admonitions, or additional training in some cases. In such cases, the soldier gets another chance to be back on active duty, but not without a blemish in his or her record.
To prevent damage to your military career and to defend your rights in such cases, or when facing charges for bigger offenses like sexual assault, larceny, drug or weapons charges, Joseph L. Jordon is the expert USAG Hohenfels UCMJ attorney you should count on. Call (866) 266-9381 today to get started.