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SOURCES OF LAW:
1. Article 1, Section 8, Constitution of the United States - 1787 (See Appendix 1, MCM): The Congress shall have Power...To make Rules for the Government and Regulations of the land and naval Forces;"

2. Chapter 47 of Title 10, United States Code (Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)). (See Appendix 2, MCM); 10 U.S.C. 801 - 946).

3. Manual for Courts-Martial-United States (2012 Edition).View: Adobe PDF

4. E.O. 12473 (July 13,1984): SecDef shall cause an annual review of MCM.
(See Appendix 25, MCM). Adobe PDF


5. DODD 5500.17, Roles and Resonsibilities of the JSC for conducting the annual review.
(See Appendix 26, MCM)Adobe PDF


MILITARY JUSTICE UPDATES:

1. UCMJ Amendments not yet included in the current MCM.

      Sections 541 and 542, NDAA for FY 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81, December 31, 2012), amended:Adobe PDF
  •       Article 43, UCMJ (Effective June 28, 2012);
  •       Article 47, UCMJ (Effective December 31, 2011);
  •       Article 54, UCMJ (Effective October 1, 2012);
  •       Article 118, UCMJ (Effective June 28, 2012);
  •       Article 120, UCMJ (Effective June 28, 2012);
  •       Article 120b, UCMJ (Effective June 28, 2012);
  •       Article 120c, UCMJ (Effective June 28, 2012).


  • 2. MCM Amendments not yet included in the current MCM.

    PROPOSED AMENDMENTS:


          2012 JSC Annual Review of the MCM - Proposed 2013 E.O. Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, Federal Register Notice for Public Comment, October 23, 2012. Adobe PDF



          JSC 2011 Annual Review of the MCM - Proposed 2012 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial for transmittal to the Director, OMB for Federal agency coordination and subsequent Presidential approval, consisting of Proposed Revision to the Military Rules of Evidence and Maximum Punishments for Articles 120, 120b, and 120c, UCMJ offenses, effective June 28, 2012.

  •       JSC Executive Summary of Proposed MRE Amendments; Adobe PDF

  •       JSC Explanation of MRE Amendments.
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  • ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE/POLICY:

    DoD Instruction 5525.07, Memorandum of Understanding between DoD and DoJ relating to investigation and prosecution of certain crimes. (See Appendix 3, MCM). Adobe PDF

    Secretary of Defense Memorandum, "Withholding Initial Disposition Authority Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice in Certain Sexual Assault Cases", April 20, 2012. Adobe PDF

    Secretary of Defense Memorandum, "Withholding and Designation of Initial Disposition Authority for All Cases Related to Acts Allegedly Committed by U.S. Military Personnel Supporting the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia", May, 2012.Adobe PDF


    CONTRACTORS, CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, AND MILITARY DEPENDENTS SERVING WITH OR ACCOMPANYING THE ARMED FORCES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (Federal and UCMJ Prosecutions - Policies, Guidance & Procedures)


    1. Federal Statues:
          a. Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) of 2000 - 18 U.S.C. 3261 et seq. Adobe PDF

          b. PATRIOT ACT (P.L. 107-56, Title VIII; 804, 115 Stat.377) Amendment to Special Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction of the United States defined - 18 U.S.C. 7(9). Adobe PDF

          c. 2004 Amendment Extending MEJA Jurisdiction. Adobe PDF

          Legislative History. Adobe PDF


    2. Regulations:
          a. DoD Instructions 5525.11 (March 3, 2005). Adobe PDF

          b. Part 153 of Title 32, Coed of Federal Regulations (March 3, 2005). Adobe PDF

    3. DoD Memoranda:
          a. DEPSECDEF Memorandum on Management of DoD Contractors and Civilian Personnel Outside the U.S., September 25, 2007. Adobe PDF

          b. SECDEF Memorandum on UCMJ Jurisdiction over DoD Contractors and Civilian Personnel, March 10, 2008. Adobe PDF

          c. DEPSECDEF Memorandum on Response and Investigative Responsibility to Crimes Committed by DoD Contractors and Civilian Personnel (i.e.,"911"), September 10, 2008. Adobe PDF

          d. Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Memorandum on Contractor Responsibility to Report Crimes by Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, December 14, 2009. Adobe PDF

          e. General Counsel Establishing Policy and Procurement on UCMJ Jurisdiction Over Civilian Personnel, January 20, 2012. Adobe PDF

    4. DoD MEJA Statistics. Adobe PDF

    HISTORICAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS AMENDING THE MANUAL FOR COURTS-MARTIAL


    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    Military Justice Fact Sheets.
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    Service Military Justice Websites:
    Army

    Marine Corps

    Air Force

    Navy

    Coast Guard


    Federal and Military Court Websites:
    U.S. Supreme Court

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

    Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals

    Army Court of Criminal Appeals
    Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
    Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals