Davis-Monthan airman facing court martial - Tucson News Now


Davis-Monthan airman facing court martial

Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza (Source: Air Force) Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza (Source: Air Force)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Commander of the 355th Fighter Wing has moved to pursue charges against Chief Master Sgt. Jose A. Barraza, who is stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

Barraza has been accused of disobeying an order, dereliction of duty, making false official statements, and obstruction of justice.

He was removed from his duties at Davis-Monthan in November 2016 for what commanders called a "loss of confidence in his ability to carry out his duties," according to a story by the Air Force Times.

The Air Force said the decision to pursue charges announced on Thursday, March 30, is the result of an ongoing investigation but did not give more details.

A preliminary hearing for Barraza has not yet been scheduled.

Barraza was featured in a 2014 Air Force promotional video.

According to the video, Barraza joined a gang at 11 years old and had multiple run-ins with law enforcement before deciding to turn around his life and enter the Air Force in 1989.

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