This is an Article 15 Guide & Checklist. Article 15, UCMJ, as contained in the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM), establish the procedures by which nonjudicial punishment is implemented in the United States Air Force. Nonjudicial punishment provides commanders with a prompt and effective means to correct misconduct and thereby maintain good order and discipline. Nonjudicial punishment is designed to promote positive behavior in those members involved in minor disciplinary infractions, without carrying the stigma of a court-martial conviction. When an Article 15 is employed swiftly and fairly, it can be one of the commander’s most useful tools for maintaining discipline.
NOTES: Some references listed in this doc might have been superseded and/or updated and should be checked for accuracy, which can be easily done using the DA PAM 25-30 web page or downloaded and installed program for checking current and superseded DOD publications (For example purposes only: FM 3-0 was superseded by ADP 3-0, on 10 October 2011) : This document is in PDF format