AFI 44-121 PDF

Supersedes AFI , 1 January Pages: Distribution: F. This Air Force Instruction (AFI) establishes guidance for the Air Force. Information derived from AFPAMV1 and Air Force Instruction Members of the Air Force are held to the highest standards of. Per AFI , substance abuse education is mandated for: ▫ Member arriving at first permanent duty assignment. ▫ Every new assignment.

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The military judge did not abuse her discretion when she found that the statements were protected. Distinguishing between self-identification before notification of an order and after notification of an order recognizes the value of personal acceptance of responsibility as it relates to both treatment and the appropriateness of administrative or criminal consequences.

On nine prior occasions, he had 44-21 random urinalysis samples. For this proposition, the Government relies on United States v. At oral argument, the Government requested we reconsider 1 Rule 21 of the Joint Court of Criminal Appeals Rules of Practice and Procedure requires trial counsel to forward the appeal and record of trial within 20 days.

Taking personal responsibility affects all those desired outcomes. At oral argument, we questioned Government appellate counsel on when 10 Misc.

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We disagreed and denied the motion to strike. Any government argument to the contrary is without merit. Appellee did not make the statement directly to SSgt JE but in his presence. Article 62 bUCMJ. The sample was sent to the Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory which reported the results xfi positive for heroin, marijuana, and lorazepam.

Appellate Counsel for the Appellee: Despite this apparent awareness, they chose not to specify delivery of the order or notification, or even knowledge as the triggering condition for the exception to voluntariness. When an appeal presents a mixed question of law and fact, as this one does, this Court will find that a military judge abused her discretion if her findings of fact are clearly erroneous or her conclusions of law are incorrect. Are the Findings of Fact Clearly Erroneous?

In this case, [Appellee] never received an order to provide [a urine sample as part of the drug-testing program]. Subsequent testing revealed the urine avi the metabolites for heroin, marijuana, and lorazepam. We should not artificially read it into the exception here.

Alcohol and drug abuse in the military degrades mission effectiveness and personal quality of life, impacting careers, families and co-workers. However, in this case, Appellee was only at the hospital in a position to be overheard because his superior noncommissioned officers escorted him there in a direct and unbroken chain of events that started with a protected disclosure.


In addition to finding that Appellee never received an order to provide a urine sample as part of the drug testing program, the military judge determined that the issue was not whether Appellee should have known that an order was forthcoming or when the commander or his designee signed the order, aafi rather whether Appellee received the order.

Appellee did not report to the orderly room that day and did not receive this form. Since the drafters were cognizant of the difference between being recommended for separation and being advised of that recommendation, it is rational to infer that they knew the difference between being ordered to provide a sample and being notified of that order.

The record is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

Second, the rationale underlying the authority of military judges to reconsider and reverse their rulings prior to appellate review applies equally to rulings the Government elects to appeal under Article 62, UCMJ. There is no prohibition for such a process; and it makes little sense to prohibit a military trial judge from issuing revised rulings and orders that may correct errors, provide more detailed findings of facts, better reasoned conclusions of law, or even incorporate new appellate decisions issued after the initial decision.

By this time, Appellee was bawling and rocking back and forth. On 1 Maythe same day she authenticated the record of proceedings, the military judge issued a 6-page supplemental ruling that incorporated the entirety of her original ruling and added several findings of fact and conclusions of law.

The decision of how best to vindicate those policy concerns, along with all the other policy concerns relevant to drug abuse prevention and treatment, is the appropriate province of the drafters of the instruction, not this court.

We hold that such an order constitutes the entire process of notification set out in the instruction governing the urinalysis program, including presentment of the notification letter to the member. Rose said ADAPT staff emphasizes having plans in place when out drinking, such as having a designated driver or calling for a ride, and to follow the policy.

Rogers said if it is determined the patient requires more than an education program, a treatment team is assembled “so everybody’s on the same page for the best way forward. What constitutes an order to give a urine sample as part of the drug-testing program?

She concluded Appellee was entitled to the AFI limited protection for certain disclosures made by Airmen who self-identify their drug abuse and the evidence derived from such disclosures.

MSgt CJ agi decided to take Appellee to a local hospital for treatment. TSgt WH then noted the date and time she notified the supervisor on a pre-signed form letter. We conclude the military judge would have been authorized to reconsider her ruling and, therefore, is permitted to issue a supplemental ruling.


Similarly, statements made by an accused to friends, family, or co-workers that were independent of protected statements seeking treatment should also not be suppressed.

We do not believe we have reached a point in time when a computer program has the authority to issue orders without intervening action by a human member of the armed forces.

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We agree with the military judge that the facts in this case are distinguishable. MSgt CJ drove Appellee to the ADC office but, afii they discovered the office was closed for the day, Appellee broke down and was xfi his knees crying.

The exceptions to voluntariness in AFI indicate one clear and overriding intent: We doubt the Government afk object if the military judge had reconsidered her ruling and ruled in favor of the Government.

However, in the context of AFIvoluntary is a defined term, so we do not apply the general rule. In Moeller, the commander had authorized an inspection urinalysis; however, the samples were lost in the mail. Permitting military judges to sua sponte reconsider rulings that are being appealed under Article 62, UCMJ, and to issue revised opinions prior to authentication makes practical sense.

Accordingly, I would remand the case ai the trial court for a determination whether an order for Appellee to submit a urine sample had been issued and a reconsideration of the admissibility of the disclosures and urinalysis results based on that determination. 444-121 Background Appellee is charged with three specifications alleging the wrongful use of marijuana, heroin, and lorazepam a Schedule IV controlled substance in violation of Article affi, UCMJ, 10 U.

We conclude that the military judge did not abuse her discretion. Supplemental Findings of Fact It is clear that, prior to authentication of a record of trial, a military judge may sua sponte reconsider any ruling, except the equivalent of a finding of not guilty.

Under that version of the instruction, once a member qualified for its limited protection, any disciplinary action was required to be based on independently derived evidence. Sean Murphy, a student at the George Mason Aif School of Law, for his assistance with the bench memorandum on this case. The information in quotes is verbatim from her ruling.

We conclude the military judge is expressly authorized to sua sponte reconsider any ruling prior to her timely authentication of the record of proceedings.