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Letter of Reprimand

Reason: Article 107- False Official Statement
Recruiter's Assistance

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  • Remember, there the purpose for the documentation.
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  • Related the Reason for the Discipline to UCMJ
  • Do not forget the Privacy Act of 1974 information!

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SUBJECT: Letter of Reprimand

1. Investigations have disclosed that on or about <DATE>, you provided false official statements of a relationship and the whereabouts of this individual to the commander while providing information about your request for Recruiter Assistance. This deception is unacceptable in the United States Air Force. You have demonstrated your inability to meet minimum Air Force Core Values, specifically “Integrity”. Your honesty and dependability is in doubt and warrants full attention to correct this behavior.

2. You are hereby reprimanded. False Official Statements is a violation of Article 107 of the MCM and punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This action can not and will not be tolerated by the Commander, myself, your work center, or the United States Air Force. I am concerned about your honesty and integrity and have serious reservations of trusting you at this time. Rest assure if this behavior continues harsher actions will be taken.

3. PRIVACY ACT. AUTHORITY 10 U. S. C. 8013. PURPOSE: To obtain any comments or documents you desire to submit (on a voluntary basis) for consideration concerning this action. ROUTINE USES: Provides you an opportunity to submit documents for consideration. If provided, the comments and documents you submit become part of this action. DISCLOSURE: Your written acknowledgment of receipt and signature are mandatory. Any other comment or document you provide is voluntary.

4. You will acknowledge receipt of this memorandum immediately. If you desire to submit statements, you must make your submission within 3 duty days of your endorsement. Any comments that you wish to submit will become part of this action and will become part of the record. You will be notified of my final decision within 3 duty days of your response.

                                                                                        LOTS O. PATIENCE, Lt Col, USAF




1.  I acknowledge receipt and understanding on ___________. (NOTE: If member refuses to
sign, have commander write, “Member received LOR dated ____ but refused to sign
acknowledgment on ________ (date).”)

2.  I understand that I have until _______ (insert date), which is no earlier than three (3)
workdays from the date of this letter to provide a response, and that I must include in my
response any comments or documents I wish to be considered concerning this letter.

                                                                                             MADE A. MISTAKE, Amn, USAF



Member (did) (did not) provide written matters in response to this letter. On reviewing all of the evidence I have determined that the member (engaged) (did not engage) in the conduct noted above and that, as a consequence:

______  This letter is not the appropriate course of action in this case.

______  Will have this letter filed in the members appropriate file(s)

                                                                                        LOTS O. PATIENCE, Lt Col, USAF


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Letter Added: 27 May 2011

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