The next phase of these proceedings for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, charged on Wednesday, will be an Article 32 investigation. This is a preliminary hearing with an impartial hearing officer, according to the Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office.
The Fort Bragg officer has been charged with multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The charges include forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, attempted violation of an order, violations of regulations by wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships and misusing a government travel charge card, violating general orders by possessing alcohol and pornography while deployed, maltreatment of subordinates, filing fraudulent claims, engaging in conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman and engaging in conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline, or of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.
The purpose of the hearing is to determine the merits and seriousness of the charges, so as to make recommendations on whether the matter should proceed to trial or not. The date for the Article 32 investigation has not yet been set and will be made available to the public.
Military Biography on Sinclair
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair serves as a special assistant to the Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps. He was commissioned an Infantry Officer from the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1985.
Sinclair holds a political science degree from West Virginia University, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University, and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Naval War College.
Sinclair had deployed to combat in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sinclair was initially assigned to 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division in Germany from May 1987 to November 1989 and was transferred to the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., from January 1991 to March 1994. He then began his first assignment with the 75th Ranger Regiment which lasted until May 1999.
From March 1994 to May 1999 Sinclair returned to positions within the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash., and Fort Benning, Ga. He attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas from August 1996 to June 1997 and returned to the 75th Ranger Regiment until May 1999. From May 1999 to June 2001, he served as the Army Operations Officer, and later Chief, Plans and Training Division, at the Fort Bragg-based Joint Special Operations Command.
Sinclair served as the Executive Officer, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division from June 2001 to May 2003 and commanded 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), based in Germany from June 2003 to June 2005. From June 2005 to June 2006, Sinclair served as the operations officer for 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized).
Sinclair attended the College of Naval Warfare, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island from August 2006 to June 2007. He then commanded the 172nd Heavy Infantry Brigade Combat Team, from July 2007 to July 2010.
From July 2010 to May 2012, Sinclair served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support), 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Deputy Commander Support, Regional Command South, in Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal.