Joint Base Charleston Fire Chief Court Martial Trial Held Today

FIREFIGHTER-150x150Charleston, SC-  1/23/14- The pending Special Court Martial trial for Chief Master Sergeant Joe Derrick (Joint Base Charleston Fire Chief) was held today at the Charleston Air Force Base. During the Court Martial, Derrick plead guilty to Article 112 A- Wrongful use of Schedule I-II, OR III drugs and failed numerous drug test’s.  At the conclusion of the court martial hearing, Derrick was demoted to the the rank of E-6, sentenced  to four months in the Navy Brig and then confined to the base for three months.  Derrick must also forfeit $2000 in pay.  Derrick remained in the custody of Joint Base Charleston Military Police.


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CHARLESTON SC- 10/14/13- has learned that the Joint Base Charleston Fire Department (Fire Chief) Chief Master Sergant Joe Derrick has been removed from command of the Fire Department and re-assigned to the Civil Engineering Office pending an investigation.  The Air Force will conduct a Special Court Martial trial date beginning January 22, 2014 at Charleston AFB, South Carolina.  Derrick has been charged with the following- Article 112 A- Wrongful use of Schedule I-II, OR III drugs- Resource- The Judge Advocate General Corps- United States Air Force.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Charleston Air Force Base Public Affairs at 843-963-5608.

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