I am an E-5 and i was charged with art 128. i pushed a sailor(E-3) twice in order for him to leave a space. upon leaving the space i turned and heard a loud noise. i was informed by a witness that the sailor had thrown a tool at me but it did not hit me. I've brought this up to the notice of the CMAA and he refused to charge the sailor.Do i have a case in charging the sailor with assualt? If so, who should i talk to if my chain of command will not entertain this matter?
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