Airman gets hard labor, discharge
/ Published October 15, 2003
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFPN) -- An academy airman was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge in a special court-martial Oct. 15.
Airman Brent Mann of the 10th Communications Squadron pleaded guilty to providing alcohol to a minor and failing to obey a lawful order to register his vehicle or remove it from the base. Mann also pleaded guilty to adultery and indecent acts. He was charged with having sex with a woman who was not his wife, and having sex while a third person was present.
“A plea of guilty is the strongest form of proof known to law,” trial judge Lt. Col. Kurt Schuman told the accused and counsel, before passing sentence.
Mann was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge, hard labor without confinement for two months, fined $200 per month for two months and demoted to airman basic -- the Air Force’s lowest enlisted rank.
“I have no one to blame but myself for my decisions,” said Mann, in an emotional and unsworn statement before sentencing. “I apologize to the Air Force, my squadron, my commander and supervisors for the embarrassment that I’ve brought upon them.”
The case will be reviewed next by the special court-martial convening authority, Col. John Miller, who commands the 10th Air Base Wing.