NO Federal Conviction, NO Confinement. Obtained discharge with characterization of Under Honorable Conditions.
September 27, 2016, U.S. v E-5, Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas. Security Forces Staff Sergeant is accused of multiple specifications of dereliction of duty in his role as a member of Security Forces. Commander who has it out for him cancels his PCS orders, extending him at Laughlin AFB and proceeds to push for preferral of charges. Staff Sergeant only wants to be discharged from the Air Force without Under Other Than Honorable (UO). Charges are preferred and Staff Sergeant retains Mr. Gapasin. Gapasin aggressively pushes to proceed to trial in this case. With only a couple weeks before the scheduled trial date, the Government relents and grants Gapasin's client a Chapter 4, and with a General Characterization of Discharge Under Honorable Conditions. RESULT: NO Federal Conviction, NO Confinement. Obtained discharge with characterization of Under Honorable Conditions.