A senior Army National Guard officer charged with knowingly exposing a woman to HIV by having unprotected sex now waits to learn if he will face a court-martial.
Col. Jeffrey Pounding is charged with assault, adultery and conduct unbecoming an officer. If he is tried and convicted, Pounding could receive a maximum sentence of 15 years confinement, dismissal from the service, and total forfeiture of all pays and allowances.
The Article 32 hearing to determine if Pounding should face a court-martial wrapped up Tuesday at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.
The investigating officer, Lt. Col. Steven Bryant, now has until Nov. 25 to review the evidence and make a recommendation to Col. Michael Henderson, commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.