2/15/2013 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- In what has become the eighth courts martial in a series of allegations against military training instructors accused of various forms of sexual misconduct or assault, a former MTI was sentenced during a trial at Joint Base San Antonio -- Lackland, Texas.
A sentence was returned Feb. 14 in the general court-martial of former Air Force military training instructor (MTI) Staff Sgt. Craig A. Leblanc.
Military Judge, Colonel Donald R. Eller, Jr., sentenced him to be confined for 30 months; reduction to the grade of E-1 (Airman Basic); and to be dishonorably discharged.
Staff Sgt. Leblanc was found guilty of two specifications of making false official statements; one specification of obstructing justice; three specifications of violating lawful No-Contact Orders; one specification of absenting himself from his military organization without leave; one specification of maltraining basic trainees under his authority; one specification of committing adultery on multiple occasions; one specification of wrongfully seeking to develop a personal, intimate and sexual relationship with a basic trainee by engaging in sexual intercourse with her, sending her text messages and calling her; and one specification of wrongfully attempting to develop a personal social relationship with a technical training student. He was found not guilty of a specification of aggravated sexual assault.
(Courtesy 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs)
2/21/2013 1:14:18 PM ET I was a MTI in the 80's and I was going to donate my campaign hat to the local ALS for them to display with other uniforms from the past but now I'd be to embarrased to walk into the school house with it.
Old guy, USA
2/19/2013 12:23:50 PM ET 30 Months and a Dishonorable serves him correct. It's no secret this crap has been going on for many years but has recently been brought to the light yet again.To the retired MSgt there's no need to feel embarrassed. You served your time the correct way and it is still respected. There has always and always be those few that bring a negative light on the AF which in the most recent years there have been Command CMSgts on down throughout the Enlisted Ranks as well as GOs. We aren't a perfect force and some try to act as if we are and no one does any wrong but that's a false statement. There are more scandals that go unheard of and unpunished but what can we do about it Most of the time DoDs answer to Cols GOs and those of higher ranks is It's time for you to retire so they resign and retire with full benefits in spite of their careless acts. In conclusion Military Justice prevails for some and goes blind for others
2/19/2013 6:54:23 AM ET I finished my MTI duty as a Blue Rope in 2005. It's total shame how these dirtbag MTIs have disgraced the Corps and totally destroyed the image that so many of us honest MTIs worked so hard to uphold. My campaign hat is definately worthy of burning. What an embarrassment.