Originally posted by SA Horn: I just talked to a friend of mine who's a JAG (not the Ketch kinda JAG, the military lawyer type) and let's just say the actions of the brother has put the husband on even shakier ground with the Air Force should this incident be reported to his commander. He made threats, the brother-in-law made good on those threats so it's as if the husband himself committed the assault. Given that under the UCMJ, the husband already was technically guilty of assault when he made the threats, the husband is screwed if this is reported. Your buddy has a serious ace up his sleeve now.
Although I am a lawyer I am not a military guy. While I can see getting into trouble with the threats, I don't see how the brother's actions are going to be attributed to the husband. The brother appears to be independently upset and likely acting on his own (unless I missed something). It would be different if it was someone more remote who came and did the dirty work. Then it would be easy to infer that he was put up to it. But it is certainly logical to think the brother was doing his own work.
As a fellow League City resident, thanks to LC Horn for covering our back yard!
Maybe the UCMJ handles threats, assaults and the related areas differently? I have no clue; just honestly asking.
The Military has very different ways of handling things such as this. UCMJ is very strict and detailed.