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NPR’s Sarah McCammon asks military law expert Gerry Healy about President Trump’s latest policy restricting military service by transgender troops. Click the link here to read more.

Just like the civilian court system, the military also has an appeals system set up for post-conviction relief. If you’ve been convicted under a general or special court martial, your case will automatically be reviewed by a judge advocate and by the convening authority. Upon review, the convening authority can, or may, grant some, Read More

The military is an institution in and of its own. It provides members and their families with on-base housing, jobs, grocery stores, and gas stations. It only makes sense that the military would keep within its community its own specialized judicial system. While there are several similarities to the civilian court system, military courts, Read More

If you’ve been accused of a minor violation under the UCMJ, you may be facing a non-judicial punishment. These non-judicial punishments are typically authorized by your command, and are used as disciplinary measures for small offenses that don’t require formal legal action. Depending on your branch of service, the non-judicial punishment procedure may be, Read More

Active duty service members facing criminal charges often face legal battles in two court systems; civilian court, and court martial via the military justice system. Both can have long-lasting consequences to your life and military career. Domestic assault charges are particularly damaging to service members. Under The Lautenberg Amendment, police officers and military personnel, Read More

Military administrative separation is when your military career comes to an end prematurely for a variety of reasons. An administrative separation occurs when your commander initiates process of separating you involuntarily from service through a non-judicial process. To put it in civilian terms, an administrative separation is the equivalent of getting fired from your, Read More

When it comes to illegal drug use, military service members are held to a much higher standard compared to civilians.  Irrespective of the decriminalization of drugs in several U.S. States, the military has not changed their stance on the illicit use of controlled substances. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) prohibits the use, Read More

The concept of a court martial may seem mystifying to some, but it doesn’t have to be. Every military service member should understand the core components of the court martial process. In that spirit, let’s take a look at two essential elements of military court: preferral and referral of charges. Forming the Military Court, Read More

If you are suspected of a crime in the military it is surely important you understand your rights, such as your right to remain silent, or to have an attorney present during questioning by a law enforcement agent.  However, beyond your basic Constitutional Rights, it is equally important to understand what you should and, Read More

When a member of the military is accused of misconduct or criminal activity, that person’s commanding officer or general may initiate a preliminary inquiry to investigate the situation. Generally, the commanding officer will appoint a senior enlisted or officer within his/her command to investigate the allegations, and to produce a report that details what,, Read More

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