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Here is a list of everything we have published about UCMJ

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»

Warrior Transition Brigade Warrior Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide Warrior Transition BDE (WTB) Warrior’s with guidance on standards of conduct and key policies. This WTB Warrior ’s Handbook applies to all Warriors assigned/attached to the Warrior Transition BDE, Walter Reed Army …Read More

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Can I recommend a Soldier for an Article 15 for jumping the chain of command?

I was informed by my senior NCOs that my Soldier can be punished under UCMJ for jumping chain of command/not properly using chain of command. Is this true? I have been researching and can not find specific information to support this... Read the Answer»

GTA 27-01-006 Army Rules for Imposing Nonjudicial Punishment Within the Reserve Component (ARTICLE 15, UCMJ)

This GTA is a booklet, 9 pages, that will aid officers in the Reserve Component, as a quick reference for imposing non-judicial punishment and proceedings. It details purposes of nonjudicial punishment, who may impose them, upon whom it may be …Read More

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GTA 27-01-005 Army Rules for Imposing Nonjudicial Punishment for Minor Offenses (ARTICLE 15, UCMJ)

This GTA is a pamphlet intended for use in training officers in the rules for imposing non-judicial punishment and as a reference for conducting non-judicial punishment proceedings. It also shows the Maximum Authorized Punishments for Formal Proceedings – Enlisted Personnel, …Read More

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Can Article 15 punishments be influenced by previously resolved issues?

I was recently given an article 15. During the reading they kept bringing up a topic that is related but I have already been counseled for. I have completed corrective training for that issue. Regardless, It was the main factor that contributed to their decision about how to punish me under UCMJ. Is it legal for them to do this?.. Read the Answer»

Can I be punished under the UCMJ for dating a girl who is engaged to another Soldier?

I met a girl who turned out to be engaged to a Marine. We fell in love and she left him for me. However, I know he has access to proof that we were having a relationship prior to them breaking up. Should I be worried about the UCMJ or any repercussions?.. Read the Answer»

What is an Article 138?

I have heard that I can make a complaint against my commander. Is this true?.. Read the Answer»

How do I write an Army counseling statement for spousal abuse?

I have a Soldier who was picked up on spousal abuse charges. Do you have an example of how to write this counseling? I've never written one before. What do I have to do to make sure it doesn't get kicked back by legal?.. Read the Answer»

Can chapter actions be suspended like Article 15 punishment?

I have a Soldier who I believe could recover from his mistakes and become a good Soldier. He is in the process of being chaptered. Can the chapter action be suspended like an Article 15 punishment?.. Read the Answer»

Counseling and Article 15: Leader Responsibilities

Receiving an Article 15 is a significant emotional event in a Soldier’s life. Leaders sometimes forget how difficult these times can be for Soldiers and their families. While correcting substandard performance is important, it is equally important to plan for …Read More

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Can I be given corrective training and UCMJ punishment for the same offense?

Can I be ordered to perform corrective training and then be recommended for UCMJ for the same offense? Isn't this double jeopardy?.. Read the Answer»