U.S. Military Justice System

From court-martials and administrative actions, to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and military lawyers, these resources will help you understand how military laws and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) affects military members.
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How to File an Article 138 Complaint Under the UCMJ
UCMJ Manual
What Happens When You Fail to Obey a Military Order or Regulation
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How Military Commanders Discipline Soldiers
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How the Military Deals With Adultery
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What's the Difference Between AWOL and Desertion?
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What happens If You Go AWOL from National Guard and Reserves
General McAuliffe - Never Surrender
Here Is a Look at Article II of the U.S. Military Code of Conduct
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What Military Personnel Need to Know About Article 6
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Learn About Article 15 and Demanding a Trial by Court Martial
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Counselings, Admonitions, Reprimands, and Additional Training
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Everything You Need to Know About Article 111
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Article 2 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
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Is Gang Activity Increasing in the U.S. Military?
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What Military Personnel Need to Know About Article 5
Bowe Bergdahl is a famous example of a soldier being charged with AWOL and desertion of duty.
Why You Shouldn't Go AWOL or Desert the Military
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Doing the Wrong Thing Can Get You in Trouble in the Military
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How You Can Help Find Military Members Who Are AWOL Or Deserters
Officers and Cadets
What You Need to Know About Article 91 of the UCMJ
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Fraternization - When Does Friendship Become a Crime?
Bowe Bergdahl's Sentencing Continues, After He Pleaded Guilty To Desertion And Misbehavior
What Are the Maximum Punishments for AWOL and Desertion?
Officers and Cadets
What Is Article 133 and What Does it Mean to You?
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Learn the Federal Rules Regarding the Military Drinking Age
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What Are Military Enlistment and Reenlistment Bonuses?
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What Does Article 89 of the UCMJ Mean?
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What is Article 121 in the UCMJ - Larceny and Wrongful Appropriation?
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UCMJ Article 108 is the Destruction of Government Property
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What You Should Know the Punitive Articles of the UCMJ Article 80
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What are the Probable Punishments for AWOL and Desertion?
Learn About USMJ Military Protective and Restraining Orders
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Who Is Subject to the Provisions of the UMCJ?
Faking being sick to get out of assigned duties is known as malingering by the UCMJ.
How Avoiding Work Can Get You in Trouble Under Article 115
MIlitary Trial
Article 88 in the UCMJ - Contempt Toward Officials
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Military Pay for Retirees