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June 10, 2014
I served 24 years in the United States Army, 21 of them in Special Forces, and I fought in two combat campaigns, El Salvador and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Major Dan Pitzer, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and later a senior civilian instructor for the Army's SERE school was a close friend of mine. He shared many experiences with me about his four years as a captive of the Viet Cong. Unlike Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Sergeant Pitzer did not "walk away" from his unit and actively seek refuge with the enemy ( "Bergdahl is free, but at what cost," June 9)
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June 10, 2014
I served 24 years in the United States Army, 21 of them in Special Forces, and I fought in two combat campaigns, El Salvador and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Major Dan Pitzer, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and later a senior civilian instructor for the Army's SERE school was a close friend of mine. He shared many experiences with me about his four years as a captive of the Viet Cong. Unlike Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Sergeant Pitzer did not "walk away" from his unit and actively seek refuge with the enemy ( "Bergdahl is free, but at what cost," June 9)
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
The commander of the Military District of Washington has ordered a court-martial for Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington made the decision Friday after reviewing testimony and arguments from a preliminary hearing at Fort Meade in December, officials said. There was no word on whether the as-yet-unscheduled court-martial would also be held at Fort Meade, one of three installations within the military district equipped to host such a proceeding.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
WASHINGTON - Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the court-martial of a Naval Academy football player accused of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman, after testimony Wednesday during which the alleged victim acknowledged initially withholding information from investigators and asking the defendant to lie. Midshipman Joshua Tate, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., is charged with aggravated sexual assault and three counts of making a...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
WASHINGTON - Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the court-martial of a Naval Academy football player accused of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman, after testimony Wednesday during which the alleged victim acknowledged initially withholding information from investigators and asking the defendant to lie. Midshipman Joshua Tate, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., is charged with aggravated sexual assault and three counts of making a...
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By New York Times News Service | February 10, 1993
TOKYO -- A sailor charged with battering a gay shipmate to death entered no plea yesterday during the first hearing in his closely watched court-martial, as the U.S. Navy disclosed that the defendant has said he was fending off an unwelcome sexual advance.The sailor, Airman Apprentice Terry M. Helvey, 20, said he was seeking a civilian lawyer for his criminal court-martial, which appears likely to drag out many of the stereotypes and arguments against permitting homosexuals in the military.
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By New York Times News Service | February 6, 2007
FORT LEWIS, Wash. --A court-martial started here yesterday against an Army officer who refused to serve in Iraq last summer because, he has said, the war is illegal. The officer, 1st Lt. Ehren K. Watada, was charged in July with missing a movement and conduct unbecoming an officer after he refused to join the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry when it was deployed. Watada gave interviews and made public comments denouncing the war. Watada has said the Bush administration has falsely used the Sept.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 15, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Less than a week before the court-martial of the country's first female B-52 pilot on adultery and other charges, the secretary of the Air Force has told associates she would consider allowing the officer to resign with an honorable discharge, senior Air Force officials said yesterday.Reeling from the negative public reaction to the prosecution of 26-year-old 2nd Lt. Kelly Flinn, the Air Force secretary, Sheila E. Widnall, is struggling to find a way to avoid what she anticipates will be the further spectacle of a high-profile court-martial, the officials said.
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By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | May 7, 2006
The U.S. Naval Academy is pursuing a new tack in its crackdown on sexual harassment and assault: prosecuting a case with a rarely used form of court-martial that might make it easier to win convictions but metes out lesser punishments for offenders. The implications are important for the Annapolis military college, which has struggled to reform a culture that a Pentagon task force has deemed "hostile" to women. Since 2001, only one midshipman out of 37 accused of sexual assault has been convicted.
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By STEPHANIE DESMON | May 23, 2006
Opening statements are expected today in the Fort Meade court-martial of an Army dog handler charged with mistreating detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in late 2003 and early 2004. Sgt. Santos A. Cardona, 32, could be sentenced to 16 1/2 years in a military prison if convicted. He faces charges of assault, conspiracy, cruelty and maltreatment, dereliction of duty and making a possible false statement. Another dog handler, Sgt. Michael J. Smith, was convicted in March of several counts and sentenced to six months in prison.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — The alleged victim in the Naval Academy sexual assault case testified Tuesday that she drank heavily before and during an April 2012 party and didn't remember having sex with any fellow midshipmen. The woman, now a senior at the academy, testified on the opening day of the court-martial of Midshipman Joshua Tate, who is accused of aggravated sexual assault and making false statements to investigators. The case is being heard by a military judge at the Washington Navy Yard.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
Opening statements in the case of a Naval Academy midshipman charged with sexually assaulting a classmate were delayed by Monday's snowstorm. The federal government closed in the Washington area on Monday, including the Washington Navy Yard where the court-martial is taking place. Midshipman Joshua Tate of Nashville is charged with aggravated sexual assault and making false statements. On Friday, he chose to be tried by a judge rather than a jury of Navy and Marine Corps officers.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
A former Naval Academy football player who is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman is moving toward a court-martial next month, officials said Tuesday. Jason Ehrenberg, a civilian attorney for Midshipman Joshua Tate, said the military judge in the case told prosecutors and defense attorneys this week that he planned to deny motions to dismiss the case. "We're going forward," Ehrenberg said. The judge, Marine Col. Daniel Daugherty, has not yet issued his rulings, and a Naval Academy spokesman said it would be improper to comment on a pending case.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
A Naval Academy midshipman once accused of sexual assault testified for the first time in open court Tuesday, telling a military judge that when he got into a car with a female classmate outside a 2012 off-campus party, he didn't think she was too drunk to know what she was doing. Midshipman Eric Graham said the alleged victim may have smelled of alcohol, but was talking and moving around on the night of a party that resulted in accusations of sexual assault against Graham and two others.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
A military judge has ordered CNN and CBS to turn over unaired footage of interviews with a Naval Academy midshipman who was the alleged victim of sexual assault at an off-campus party in 2012. Marine Corps Col. Daniel J. Daugherty ordered the TV networks on Wednesday to provide a portion of footage that he deemed was not duplicative of other interviews and testimony from the female midshipman. The footage is sought by attorneys for Midshipman Joshua Tate of Nashville, who is facing a March court-martial on charges of aggravated sexual assault and making a false statement.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
Two former Naval Academy football players will stand trial early next year on charges that they sexually assaulted a classmate. Midshipman Eric Graham's court-martial is scheduled for Jan. 27 and Midshipman Joshua Tate's court-martial is scheduled for Feb. 10, according to Naval Academy officials. Graham, a senior at the academy from Eight Mile, Ala., is charged with abusive sexual contact, and Tate, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., is charged with aggravated sexual assault. Both are charged with making false official statements.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1997
A drill sergeant at Aberdeen Proving Ground has been charged with indecent assault involving a former female trainee, becoming the fifth instructor at the base to face a court-martial in the Army sex scandal.Sgt. William Jones, 34, a drill sergeant with B Company of the 16th Ordnance Battalion, faces one count of indecent assault involving a former trainee, who was a civilian at the time of the alleged offense.Jones, who arrived at Aberdeen in January 1995, also faces one charge of being drunk on duty and seven counts of fraternizing with recruits that involve six female trainees.
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By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | April 29, 2006
Lamar Owens, Navy's former standout quarterback, will face a court-martial for allegedly raping a female midshipman, the Naval Academy announced yesterday. Vice Adm. Rodney P. Rempt, the academy's superintendent, made the decision to seek the most serious form of military trial, which could send Owens to prison for life. No date was set, but Owens, a senior, might be barred from graduating next month. "Due to the severity of the charges and the time it may take for the allegations to go to trial, the accused and his family have been advised that it is unlikely that he will be allowed to graduate on time," said Deborah Goode, spokeswoman for the academy.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
The U.S. Navy has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks removal of the Naval Academy superintendent from a high-profile sexual assault case. The alleged sexual assault victim has agreed not to oppose the motion to dismiss, according to court documents filed Thursday. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander has already ruled that she doesn't have jurisdiction over the military's justice system in regard to the lawsuit. She made that ruling earlier this month after the alleged victim sought an injunction to have Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller removed while the suit was pending.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
The superintendent of the Naval Academy has referred two former members of the Navy football team to a court-martial on charges that they sexually assaulted a fellow midshipman while she was incapacitated at a party in Annapolis, the academy said Thursday. Attorneys for Midshipmen Joshua Tate and Eric Graham said the decision by Vice Adm. Michael Miller went beyond the recommendation of a military judge who presided over a preliminary hearing in the case. The attorneys said Cmdr.
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