On 12 Sep 2012, I was contacted by Lisa Walker, your wife, and questioned about your schedule. During the course of the conversation it became apparent that, although you were scheduled to work, she could never reach you on the phone at work when you were working mid-shifts. By coincidence, the next day I asked PFC Oz why your ancillary training had not been completed and he said you had not worked the previous night. According to the schedule, you were scheduled to work. When I asked PFC Jordan if you had worked, he said you had but had been called away on an emergency.
After further discussion with your shift members, it became evident that when working nights, you regularly left your post after initially signing in and went downtown to the bar district. And that you left the shop unsupervised during that time and sometimes did not return at all. This was estimated to have occurred 10 times over the last 3 months. In addition your wife was reported to have called at least 3 times a night and your crew had to lie for you in those instances by saying you were working in another shop temporarily.
As a Sergeant, you were trusted by our organization to not only manage the shop but to train and supervise those junior in rank. Leaving the shop unsupervised is a betrayal of the organization and your troops and the worst example of leadership I have ever seen.
Your actions are a textbook example of dereliction of duty. A person is derelict in the performance of his duties when that person willfully or negligently fails to perform his duties or when that person performs them in a culpably inefficient manner.
As the NCOIC of this work center, it is my responsibility to refer you to the First Sergeant and recommend non-judicial punishment.
I am formally informing you that if there is another instance of this type of conduct, actions may be initiated under the Uniform Code of Military Justice to separate you from the Army prior to your scheduled ETS Date. If you are involuntary Separated, you could receive an Honorable Discharge, a General (Under Honorable Conditions) Discharge, or a under Other than Honorable Conditions Discharge. If you receive a discharge Under Other Than Honorable Conditions, you will be ineligible for reenlistment and for most benefits, including payments of accrued leave, transitional benefits, the GI Bill, VA benefits, and you may also face difficulty in obtaining civilian employment. ________
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