Former MTI sentenced

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A sentence has been returned today in the special court-martial of former Air Force military training instructor (MTI) Tech. Sgt. Christopher Smith.

The seven-member officer panel sentenced him to be confined for 30 days and to be reduced to the grade of E-3 (airman first class).

Tech Sgt. Smith had been found guilty Wednesday of two specifications of unprofessional relationships with two basic trainees, specifically seeking to develop and conduct personal and intimate relationships with one trainee and carrying on a personal social relationship with another trainee. He was found not guilty of an additional specification of unprofessional relationship and of obstruction of justice.

This is the third completed court-martial in a series of allegations against military training instructors on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.