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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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.
These findings of fact by the military judge are supported by the record and are not clearly erroneous. We conclude the military judge would have been authorized to reconsider her ruling and, therefore, is permitted to issue a supplemental ruling.
Ordered to Give a Urine Sample The military judge found: He used this information for an affidavit to support a search authorization. The sample was sent to the Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory which reported the results as positive for heroin, marijuana, and lorazepam. 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.
The military magistrate granted the search authorization. The sample notification letter in AFI does not purport to order the subject to provide a sample. We limit Alexander through this ruling. Appellate Counsel for the United States: Alcohol and drug abuse in the military degrades mission effectiveness and personal quality of life, impacting careers, families and co-workers. The issuance of her supplemental ruling does not change the legal effect.
Once notified of the order, they no longer have a choice and must accept whatever consequences come as a result of the testing. Appellee was later admitted to the hospital. Accordingly, an analysis of the requirements of AFI alone is not sufficient to determine whether the limited protections of AFI applied in this case.
On 4 Decemberthe search authorization was used to obtain a urine sample from the still hospitalized Appellee. The majority opinion notes that the military judge consulted AFI in deciding whether Appellee had been ordered to provide a sample.
As a general rule, inquiry into a state of mind is a subjective one. In addition to finding that Appellee never received an order to provide a urine sample 441-21 part of the drug testing program, aci 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, but rather whether Appellee received the order.
The military judge authenticated the record of proceedings seven days after the notice of appeal was filed and two days after she received the transcript.
If they don’t, we provide education. The record, however, indicates that the commander in this case went beyond the requirements of AFI in at least one material sense. In Alexander, the disclosures at issue were made to the first sergeant and drug treatment personnel, bringing the disclosures and the urinalysis results directly stemming from those disclosures under the limited protection of the regulation.
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Both parties have been provided sufficient opportunity to respond to this supplemental ruling and the timing of the supplemental ruling was such that it would not unnecessarily delay appellate review. In the routine course of events, the subject of a drug abuse investigation is often not aware that the investigation has begun.
Appellee made these statements in the presence of SSgt JE but not directly to him. In Alexander, this court overturned a conviction for cocaine use based on the improper admission of statements and evidence 11 Misc.
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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 agi province of the drafters of the instruction, not this court. Once there, SSgt JE heard Appellee say he was mad at himself for damaging his career and that he was trying to quit heroin but could not. Case law suggests that a commander who retains all discretionary authority related to a certain order may lawfully delegate to subordinates the ministerial aspects of promulgating the order.
We agree that the regulatory law requires written notification by the commander, prohibits telephone notification by the trusted agent, and requires the member to be presented with the written letter. Rule for Courts-Martial R. The Government argues that, although the urinalysis 441-21 was called a probable cause test, it was actually an extension of the earlier authorized inspection test.
We agree with the Government that Appellee received an order to report to the orderly room.
We disagreed and denied the motion to strike. The military judge made the following findings of fact: Sean Murphy, a student at the George Mason University School of Law, for his assistance with the bench memorandum on this case.
Third, this approach is consistent with that taken by federal appellate courts. In my view, both the military judge and the majority opinion depart from the plain language of AFI in holding that the relevant inquiry is whether Appellee had received or been notified of an order to provide a urine sample rather than inquiring whether such an order had been issued. Authorities 11 This opinion cites: What constitutes an order to give a urine sample as part of the drug-testing program?
I concur that we have not yet reached a point where a computer can, without more, generate a military obligation. The military judge did not abuse her discretion when she concluded that the statements by Appellee to MSgt CJ met the requirements to be afforded the limited protection of AFI Bessemer City, U.
AFIwhich sets out the Af Force drug abuse prevention and treatment program, encourages members to seek assistance themselves. Appellee made the statements with the intent to seek treatment.
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The record is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. This ruling affected all three specifications in the case. However, in the context of AFIvoluntary is a defined term, so we do not apply the general rule.
Procedural 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 a, UCMJ, 10 U.