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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    So... the army thinks it was that sgt's fault? What was he, loadmaster?

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    I expect it to go farther afield.
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    The sentence sounds like there isn't particularly much evidence against him... (or the standards in US military courts have changed significantly).

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    Wait... "deliberately destroying"?!?! Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    The sentence sounds like there isn't particularly much evidence against him... (or the standards in US military courts have changed significantly).
    1. It was a court martial. Standards required for conviction by a court martial board are significantly different than in a civilian court.

    2. The sentence was neither harsh nor light. If someone had been injured or the aircraft damaged then the consequences would have been tougher. The BCD means no veterans benefits...and a very difficult time finding a job.

    3. There is also an administrative action occurring, a financial liability investigation for property loss (FLIPL) investigation. He is likely liable for tens of thousands of dollars for the damage/destruction of the vehicles as well as the air items. This is purely an administrative action and will follow him into civilian life. His tax returns will be dunned until the debt is paid.

    We don't throw folks in military correctional facilities anymore for things below a capital crime. Not cost effective.
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    I've talked to someone who received a BCD. He stated that it took about 7 years before he could get a decent job. Very few employers want to hire someone with that type of black mark on their record.

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