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UCMJ

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Can I receive an Article 15 because I let my platoon play soccer for PT?

My chain of command is recommending a field grade Article 15 because I decided one Wednesday to let my platoon play some soccer for PT. I thought it would be a great morale booster for the Soldiers. Now I am being punished for that decision. How can I prove that I was just trying to build morale and platoon cohesion?.. Read the Answer»

Should leaders who lose rank be moved to another unit?

I recently received a field grade article 15. I lost rank and pay and was assigned 45 days extra duty. I was in a senior leadership position. Isn't it fair that I should be moved to another unit? It is so degrading and shameful to stay in the same unit. I think the punishment I received did not fit the crime... Read the Answer»

Soldier Decisions and Recourse during Article 15 proceedings

What happens after the decision has been made to pursue Article 15 action? The following general advice is written primarily for Soldiers facing Article 15 punishment and leaders who have subordinates undergoing an Article 15. The focus is on Soldiers, but …Read More

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Prepare DA Form 4430, DD Forms 2707, and DD Forms 2704 Class/Briefing

Class/briefing that teaches how to Prepare DA Form 4430 Department of the Army Report of Result of Trial, DD Form 2707 Confinement Order and DD Form 2704 Victim/Witness Certification and Election Concerning Prisoner Status that are required to be filled …Read More

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Writing Observation Report (OR) and Disciplinary Report (DR), and DD Form 2823 (DD2823) Reports Class/Briefing

Class/briefing that teaches how to write OR, DR, and DD Form 2823 (DD2823) sworn statement reports. It is intended to define procedures for reporting incidents properly which includes which report to use and how to fill it out. NOTE: This …Read More

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Military Justice Class/Briefing

Class / briefing that covers military justice. It is intended to teach how to identify the principles of military justice including criminal misconduct, jurisdiction, investigations, soldiers’ rights, search and seizure, restriction, administrative separations, non-judicial and judicial punishments, and unlawful command influence. …Read More

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Military Justice Class/Briefing

Class/briefing on the Military Justice system major topics include: the commander’s tools,adverse administrative actions, administrative separation actions (Chapters), investigating crime and misconduct, nonjudicial Punishment (Article 15), court martial process, the Article 15 and the Chapter process. NOTE: This document is …Read More

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Military Justice Class/Briefing

Class/briefing that covers Non-punitive measures, Elimination, Nonjudicial Punishment, Unlawful Command Influence, Court Martial System, and Pretrial Restraint. NOTE: This document is in MS PowerPoint

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Military Justice and You Class/Briefing

Class/briefing that contains 129 slides that teaches about the Military Justice system.  It presents an informational class/briefing on the Military Justice system and the leader’s role in it.  During this time, you will receive an explanation of the Military Justice …Read More

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How do I handle NCOs who are disrespectful to their Soldiers?

I have two NCOs who are disrespectful towards others in the unit. What is the best way to handle this? Verbal or written counseling? What forms or letters should I use?.. Read the Answer»

Miitary Justice Overview Class/Briefing

Class/briefing that reviews AR 27-10, AR 600-20 and other elements of the Military Justice system including Article 15’s. NOTES: Some references listed in this doc might have been superseded and/or updated and should be checked for accuracy, which can be …Read More

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Can I appeal an Article 15 after I initially decline?

I am in AIT and recently got an Article 15: 14/14. I was given the Article 15 unfairly in that I have previously done similar things but did not do it this time and was blamed for it. It simply isn't fair. My commander stated during the Article 15 hearing that he found me guilty of my reputation (being sarcastic and a goofball). What can I do? Can I appeal this even though I initially turned down the appeal? Will they hold be back in AIT longer than required?.. Read the Answer»