Tag Archives: Uniform Code of Military Justice

New Law Brings Changes to Uniform Code of Military Justice

By David Vergun, Army News Service The National Defense Authorization Act passed last month requires sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, particularly in cases of rape and sexual assault. “These are the most changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial that we’ve seen since a full committee studied it decades ago,” said Lt. Col. John L. Kiel Jr., …

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What’s in an OJAG Code?

Appellate Government By Lt. Lindsay Geiselman, Appellate Government (Code 46) If you want a bird’s eye view of the trial process, a tour in an appellate code at Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity (NAMARA) is a must.  The intricacies of litigation are not truly appreciated until you have sifted through a record of trial while researching an appellate issue.   Appellate …

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Sexual Assault: The Court-Martial Process and Victim’s Rights

The Navy is observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with the theme “Courage.” This week’s focus is “Courage to Support.” This blog represents the continuation of a blog posted yesterday and addresses victim’s rights and the support available during the trial process. By Teresa Scalzo, Deputy Director, Trial Counsel Assistance Program Yesterday, I blogged about reporting a sexual assault and the investigation …

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Judge Advocate Assigned to SAPR-L Training Team Completes Mission

By Legalman 1st Class Scott Lorenson, Region Legal Service Office Southeast Cmdr. (sel) Christopher Mora recently returned to his duties as branch office head for Region Legal Service Office Southeast Branch Office New Orleans after 30 days traveling the southern United States and Western Europe as the judge advocate assigned to the Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERS) Sexual Assault Prevention and …

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Nimitz Holds Courts-Martial at Sea

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ryan J. Mayes The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) convened the first of four courts-martial at sea June 12. Courts-martial are not typically held on board a ship. Nimitz Command Judge Advocate Lt. Cmdr. Marc Brewen explained that it has been more than five years since the previous case was held. “The court-martial …

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