FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MIAMI -- The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Air Force General Douglas Fraser, has initiated disposition actions in 10 cases as a result of an investigation into alleged misconduct by servicemembers prior to the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.
U.S. Southern Command began the investigation into the allegations shortly after receiving them and dispatched an investigation team to Cartegena within 24 hours of the case being opened.
On May 4, the Secretary of Defense designated General Fraser as the sole authority to make the initial decision on appropriate actions in these cases.
Of the 12 servicemembers involved, nine have been served with Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), two cases remain under legal review and one was reprimanded, but cleared of any violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Of the nine served with NJP, three have exercised their right to request a court martial.
The cases involve members from all four branches of the military.
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