WHAT IS THE JSC AND ITS MISSION? Adobe PDF
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:
4. E.O. 12473 (July
13,1984): SecDef shall cause an annual review of
(See Appendix 25, MCM). Adobe PDF
5. DODD 5500.17, Roles and Resonsibilities of
the JSC for conducting the annual review.
(See Appendix 26,
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.
Executive Order 13643;
Executive Order 13669;
JSC 2014 Annual Review of the MCM - Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial,
Federal Register Notice for Public Comment, 3 October 2014
JSC 2014 Annual Review of the MCM - Response to Public Comments 4 February 2015
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.
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;
JSC Explanation of MRE Amendments.
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.
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).
c. 2004 Amendment Extending MEJA Jurisdiction. Adobe PDF
Legislative History. Adobe
a. DoD Instructions 5525.11 (March 3, 2005). Adobe PDF
b. Part 153 of Title 32, Coed of Federal Regulations (March 3, 2005).
3. DoD Memoranda:
a. DEPSECDEF Memorandum on Management of DoD Contractors and Civilian Personnel
Outside the U.S., September 25, 2007.
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.
HISTORICAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS AMENDING THE MANUAL FOR COURTS-MARTIAL
Military Justice Fact Sheets. Adobe PDF
Service Military Justice Websites:
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